The U.S. Department of Defense awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN ) a pair of contracts Wednesday -- one big, one small.
The big one -- in fact, the biggest contract the Pentagon awarded to anyone Wednesday -- is worth $83.8 million to Raytheon. A sole-source, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and cost-plus-fixed-fee foreign military sales contract modification, it hires Raytheon to perform software updates, radar repairs, logistics, and other work on AN/TPY-2 radars being provided to the government of the United Arab Emirates for use as part of Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT ) new Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, system.�
�Lockheed Martin won the $2 billion contract to build a THAAD system for the UAE in 2011. Raytheon will be working on this contract through Sept. 30, 2018.�
The smaller award, worth $19.1 million to Raytheon, hires the company to provide engineering and technical services to the U.S. Navy, other U.S. government agencies, and also foreign governments -- all related to Raytheon's Standard Missiles, models 2, 3, and 6. Foreign governments for which Raytheon will be doing work under this contract include Japan, Australia, South Korea, Germany, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Canada, and Spain. Work on this contract should be completed by next July.
Best Logistics Stocks To Buy For 2015: Union Bankshares Inc.(UNB)
Union Bankshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Union Bank, which provides commercial and retail banking services in northern Vermont and northwestern New Hampshire. Its deposit products include personal and business checking, NOW, savings, money market, individual retirement/SEP/KEOGH, and health savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company?s retail loan portfolio consists primarily of residential mortgage loans, construction loans, home equity loans or lines of credit, traditional installment loans, and personal lines of credit; commercial loan portfolio comprises term loans, lines of credit, commercial construction loans, commercial and multi-family real estate loans, loans for plant and equipment, working capital, real estate renovation, and other business purposes; and municipal loan portfolio includes term loans and construction financing, as well as SBA guaranteed and home improvement loans, and overdraft checking privileges. It also offers online cash management services, including account reconciliation, credit card depository, automated clearing house origination, wire transfers, and night depository; and other services, such as standby letters of credit, travelers or bank checks, and safe deposit boxes. In addition, the company provides merchant credit card, automated teller machine (ATM), telephone and Internet banking, and trust and asset management services, as well as debit and ATM cards. Union Bankshares, Inc. offers its retail banking services to individuals; and commercial banking services to small and medium-sized corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, nonprofit organizations, local municipalities, and school districts. As of July 20, 2011, it operated 13 banking offices, a loan center, and 29 ATM facilities in Vermont; and 4 branches and ATM facilities in New Hampshire. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Morrisville, Vermont.
Best Logistics Stocks To Buy For 2015: United Therapeutics Corporation(UTHR)
United Therapeutics Corporation, a biotechnology company, engages in the development and commercialization of therapeutic products for patients with chronic and life-threatening diseases in the United States and internationally. It offers Remodulin, Tyvaso, and Adcirca for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The company also develops Oral Treprostinil (UT-15C), a new drug application filed with the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of PAH. Its development products under Phase III clinical trials include Oral Treprostinil (UT-15C) Combination Therapy for PAH; Ch14.18 monoclonal antibody (MAb) targeting Neuroblastoma; and Remodulin for the treatment of PAH in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan. The company?s development products under Phase I clinical trials comprise Beraprost-MR for PAH in North America, Europe, Mexico, South America, Egypt, India, South Africa, and Australia; 8H9 MAb targ eting Metastatic brain cancer; and IW001 for the treatment of Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and primary graft dysfunction. Its pre-clinical stage products consist of Glycobiology Antiviral Agents for viral infectious diseases; PLacental eXpanded cells targeting PAH; and pulmonary tissue replacement and remodeling products for the treatment of end-stage lung disease. The company serves pharmaceutical wholesalers through specialty pharmaceutical distributors and other distributors. United Therapeutics Corporation was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Monica Gerson]
United Therapeutics (NASDAQ: UTHR) shares reached a new 52-week high of $91.13. United Therapeutics' PEG ratio is 1.64.
DENTSPLY International (NASDAQ: XRAY) shares touched a new 52-week high of $47.65. DENTSPLY's trailing-twelve-month ROE is 15.95%.
- [By John Udovich]
Yesterday, mid cap biotech stock�United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR) soared�30.36% after announced FDA approval of Orenitram as�an oral treatment for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), meaning investors should take a closer look at the stock along with the performance of peers like the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index ETF (NASDAQ: IBB) and the�SPDR S&P Biotech ETF (NYSEARCA: XBI).
- [By George Budwell]
United Therapeutics (NASDAQ: UTHR ) soared over 30% last week after receiving approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its extended-release oral tablets for pulmonary arterial hypertension, or PAH, known as Orenitram. This approval marks the company's fifth with the FDA for PAH, which is currently the company's primary revenue generator. Looking ahead, this approval should help to grow United Therapeutics revenue by 5% to 10% next year.
- [By Life Sciences Report]
AF: On the large-cap side, we like United Therapeutics Corp. (UTHR) and Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VRTX). United Therapeutics, in particular, has fallen out of favor somewhat, especially relative to the level of investor interest in the name 5-6 years back. Institutional holders have shifted from a largely biotech specialist group to a mix of value and generalist stocks. The upshot is that incremental buying on the part of healthcare specialists, as they re-engage with the name, ought to have a very positive impact on United Therapeutics' share price.
Best Safest Companies To Own In Right Now: Innovative Solutions and Support Inc.(ISSC)
Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of flat panel display systems, flight information computers, and advanced monitoring systems in the United States and internationally. The company offers flat panel display systems, which can replace conventional analog and digital displays used in a cockpit to display information; and engine and fuel displays to convey information with respect to fuel and oil levels and engine activity, such as oil and hydraulic pressure and temperature. It also provides air data systems and components, including digital air data computers, integrated air data computers and display units, altitude displays, airspeed displays, and altitude alerters used to calculate and display various measures, such as aircraft speed, altitude, and rate of ascent and descent. The company offers its products to the Department of Defense, Department of the Interior, government agencies, defense contractors, airlines, commerc ial air transport carriers, aircraft modification centers, various original equipment manufacturers, as well as to corporate/general aviation markets. Innovative Solutions and Support, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is based in Exton, Pennsylvania.
Best Logistics Stocks To Buy For 2015: Savient Pharmaceuticals Inc(SVNT)
Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing KRYSTEXXA, a biologic PEGylated uricase in the United States. The KRYSTEXXA is being developed as a treatment for chronic gout in patients refractory to conventional therapy. The company also sells and distributes branded and generic versions of oxandrolone, a drug used to promote weight gain following involuntary weight loss. It sells its products directly to drug wholesalers. The company, formerly known as Bio-Technology General Corp. and changed its name to Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in June 2003. Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By James E. Brumley]
It's still too soon to say Savient Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:SVNT) is off and running. In fact, the stock's decidedly NOT off and running yet. But, it's not too soon to put SVNT on your watchlist of potential breakout candidates, as it's much closer to a breakout than most anyone can see.
- [By James E. Brumley]
Since 2008's implosion from the stock, the interest in Savient Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:SVNT) has been waning. There was a brief burst of bullishness in September of last year, which stirred the bullish pot a little. But, when SVNT started to fade in October of that year - just as quickly as it had perked up - what lingering hopes there were for the stock finally started to melt away. By the middle of this year, pretty much everyone had written Savient Pharmaceuticals off as a lost cause. Big mistake. Over the last few days, SVNT has almost wiggled its way buck into a bullish zone.
Best Logistics Stocks To Buy For 2015: Putnam High Income Bond Fund(PCF)
Putnam High Income Securities Fund is a closed-ended fixed income mutual fund launched and managed by Putnam Investment Management, LLC. The fund is co-managed by Putnam Investments Limited (U.K.). It invests in the fixed income markets of the United States. The fund seeks to invest in high yield convertible securities. For its fixed income portfolio, it looks for convertible, high yield, lower rated securities to make its investments. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the Merrill Lynch All-Convert. Speculative Index and JP Morgan Dev. High yield Index. It was formerly known as Putnam High Income Bond Fund. Putnam High Income Securities Fund was formed on July 9, 1987 and is domiciled in the United States.
Best Logistics Stocks To Buy For 2015: Goldquest Mining Corp.(GQC.V)
Goldquest Mining Corp., a development stage company, engages in the exploration and development of mineral resource properties in the Dominican Republic and Spain. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc deposits. It holds interests in the Las Animas, Loma Viejo Pedro, Piedra Iman, El Toro, Santa Anna, Jengibre, La Escandalosa, Cerro Dorado, and Las Comios projects located in San Juan and Las Animas districts of the Dominican Republic; and the Toral project located northwest of Madrid in Spain. Goldquest Mining Corp. is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
Best Logistics Stocks To Buy For 2015: Gleacher & Company Inc.(GLCH)
Gleacher & Company, Inc., an independent investment bank, provides corporate and institutional clients with advice and execution in the areas of advisory services, capital raising and research, sales, and trading. It operates through five segments: Mortgage Backed/Asset Backed & Rates (MBS/ABS & Rates), Corporate Credit, Investment Banking, Equities, and Other. The MBS/ABS & Rates segment provides sales, trading, banking, research, and advisory services on a range of mortgage and asset-backed securities; the United States Treasury and government agency securities; and structured products, such as collateralized loan obligations and collateralized debt obligations, whole loans, and other securities. The Corporate Credit segment offers analysis, sales, and trading on various debt securities comprising bank debt and loans, investment grade debt, high-yield debt, treasuries, convertibles, distressed debt, preferred debt, emerging markets debt, and reorganization equities to co rporate and institutional investor clients. The Investment Banking segment provides financial advisory services in regards to mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, recapitalizations, and capital markets-related matters. It engages in capital raising through underwritings and private placements of equity and debt securities. The Equities segment offers research on customer trades in equity securities in aerospace, defense, industrials, technology, healthcare, and REIT sectors. The Other segment provides early stage growth capital to companies in the information and energy technology sectors. The company was formerly known as Broadpoint Gleacher Securities Group, Inc. Gleacher & Company, Inc. was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in New York, New York.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Eric Volkman]
The upper ranks of Gleacher (NASDAQ: GLCH ) management have seen a major shake-up. The financial services company has relieved both CEO Thomas Hughes, and COO John Griff, of their jobs. In a tersely worded filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it said that the twin terminations were effective immediately. It provided no reason for its actions.
Best Logistics Stocks To Buy For 2015: TransAct Technologies Incorporated(TACT)
TransAct Technologies Incorporated designs, develops, assembles, markets, and services transaction and specialty printers. It offers thermal, inkjet, and impact printers to print various transaction records, such as receipts, tickets, coupons, register journals, and other documents. The company also provides various printing supplies and consumables, including inkjet cartridges, ribbons, receipt papers, and other transaction supplies, as well as replacement parts; maintenance, repair, and testing services; and refurbished printers. TransAct Technologies Incorporated sells its printers under the Epic, Ithaca, and Printrex brand names for applications primarily in the banking, POS, casino and gaming, lottery, oil and gas, and medical and mobile markets. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, value-added resellers, and selected distributors, as well as directly and online to end-users in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Austral ia, the Caribbean Islands, and the south Pacific. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Hamden, Connecticut.
Best Logistics Stocks To Buy For 2015: Greengro Technologies Inc (GRNH.PK)
GreenGro Technologies Inc., formerly Authoriszor Inc., provides management services for the planning, construction, staffing and operation of medical marijuana dispensaries, and nurseries on behalf of non-profit patient co-operatives. Through long term contracts, the Company operates non-profit centers, returning all unused patient contributions, on a pro-rata basis to each co-op member in the form of additional product. In February 2010, Authoriszor Inc. completed the acquisition of GreenGro Technologies, Inc., and CannovaHealth, a clinic management company. In September 2011, the Company acquired Vertical Hydrogarden, Inc.
Medical marijuana (medical cannabis) is an alternative method to other forms of medication used to manage or alleviate pain without the undo side-effects caused by the prescription medication being used to treat an illness. The Company stands ready to assist in patient care co-operatives throughout the United States.
Best Logistics Stocks To Buy For 2015: Surface Mount Tech (HLDGS)
Surface Mount Technology (Holdings) Limited, an investment holding company, provides electronic manufacturing services (EMS) for printed circuit board assembly. It offers EMS for various products, including computer peripherals, industrial controls, telecommunication, automotive electronics, office appliances, light-emitting diode lighting, digital audio video, and other consumer products. The company also trades in plant and machinery, and electronic component modules, as well as involves in property holding activities. It provides EMS and turnkey manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers. The company sells its products and services in North America, the People�s Republic of China, and Europe, as well as in Asia, primarily Japan and Korea. Surface Mount Technology (Holdings) Limited was founded in 1986 and is based in Kwai Chung, Hong Kong.
Best Logistics Stocks To Buy For 2015: K-Swiss Inc.(KSWS)
K-Swiss Inc. designs, develops, and markets footwear, apparel, and accessories for athletic, sports, and fitness activities, as well as casual wear under the K-Swiss brand. The company also offers footwear for adventurers for various terrains under the Palladium brand. Its products include tennis and running collection apparels, such as skirts, shorts, tops, polos, dresses, and warm-ups for men and women; and casual athletic apparels consisting of jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, track jackets, tee shirts, caps, socks, and bags. The company sells its products through sales executives and independent sales representatives primarily to specialty athletic footwear stores, pro shops, sporting good stores, and department stores. It also offers its products through its Website, kswiss.com, as well as through foreign distributors. The company has operations in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. K-Swiss Inc. was founded in 1966 and is headquart ered in Westlake Village, California.
Best Logistics Stocks To Buy For 2015: PAWS Pet Company Inc (PAWS)
The PAWS Pet Company, Inc., formerly Pet Airways, Inc., incorporated on June 6, 2005, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pet Airways, Inc., (Pet Airways) operates an airline designed specifically for transportation of pets. Pet owners can book their pets on flights online at the Company's Website or can book with its agents by phone. Flights can be booked up to three months before the scheduled departure date. Payment for the flights is made with credit card. On the day of the scheduled flight, pet owners drop off their pets at one of the Company's airport facilities located at the departure airport. The Company places the pet passengers into a pet-friendly carrier and then boards the carrier into the main cabin of the aircraft. In February 2012, the Company announced that it had purchased the technology assets of Impact Social Networking, Inc.
The Company's pet passengers fly in the specially equipped main cabin of the Company's aircraft, which is climate-controlled, and supplied with an ample amount of fresh circulating air. Also, the pet attendant constantly monitors the Company's pet passengers for the duration of each flight. The Company offers dedicated routes within the United States with airport facilities that are located away from the main passenger terminals of the aircraft. The Company's airport facilities tend to be located either in or close to the cargo terminals of the airport. The Company carries mainly dogs and cats. The Company can carry pets of all sizes from small dogs and cats weighing less than 15 pounds to dogs that weigh 180 pounds and have maximum height from the ground to shoulder of 34 inches.