NBC locked up the rights to show the Olympics through 2032.NEW YORK (CNNMoney) NBC has agreed to pay $7.7 billion to broadcast the Olympics through the 2032 Summer Games.
The deal extends the current rights deal that runs through the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The agreement covers various platforms including free television broadcasts, pay television, Internet and mobile distribution.
For the current rights deal, which covers four games between 2014 and 2020, NBC is paying $4.48 billion. So this deal that covers six games represents a 16% increase in the amount paid per Olympics.
In an era when an increasing number of viewers skip commercials by recording programs or watching them on demand, sports rights have become more valuable to broadcasters. While some sports rights deals can be money losers for the networks, the Olympics draw enough viewers as well as advertising support to generally be profitable for the broadcaster, even at such lofty prices.
Hot Diversified Bank Companies To Buy Right Now: SolarWorld AG (SRWRY)SolarWorld AG is a Germany-based company, operating in the crystalline solar power sector. The Company's core business activity is the production and distribution of solar power applications and ready-to-assembly solar kits for roof installation and large-scale solar power plants. The Company operates in the area of on-grid and off-grid technology. It also provides recycling services. The Company divides its activities into four operational segments: Production Germany, which deals with wafer production; Production U.S., which deals with mono-crystalline modules production; Trade, which deals with products distribution; as well as Other, which deals with research and development. The Company operates through its subsidiaries in Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States. As of December 31, 2011, the Company's subsidiaries included SolarWorld Innovations GmbH, Sunicon GmbH, Deutsche Solar GmbH, SolarFactory GmbH, SolarWorld Industries America Inc, SolarWorld Americas LLC, among others. Advisors' Opinion:
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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Consolidated Graphics Inc. (CGX)
Consolidated Graphics, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides general commercial printing and print-related services in the United States and internationally. The company�s services include traditional print services, such as electronic prepress, digital and offset printing, finishing, and storage and delivery of custom manufactured printed documents; and fulfillment and mailing services for such printed materials. It also offers technology solutions that enable its customers to procure and manage printed materials and/or design, procure, distribute, track, and analyze results of printing-based marketing programs and activities; and multi-media capabilities, which allow customers to supplement the message of their printed materials through other media, such as the Internet, email, or text messaging. The company prints multi-color marketing materials, product and capability brochures, point-of-purchase displays, packaging, direct mail pieces, shareholder communicat ions, trading cards, calendars, and photo books, as well as customized materials for the financial services, insurance, healthcare, and other industries. In addition, it offers e-commerce software solutions and other print-related services. The company�s customers include national and local corporations operating in a range of industries, as well as advertising agencies, graphic design firms, catalog retailers, direct mail marketers, state and local governments and quasi-governmental agencies, educational institutions, not-for-profit associations, and political campaign organizations. Consolidated Graphics, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Seth Jayson]
Consolidated Graphics (NYSE: CGX ) reported earnings on May 15. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q4), Consolidated Graphics met expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Breaking newsStarwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYSE: HOT) reported a gain in its third-quarter core earnings and lifted its full-year earnings forecast. To read the full news, click here. Procera Networks (NASDAQ: PKT) and Skyfire, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opera Software, today announced a joint solution and partnership to tackle the rapid growth of video traffic on global mobile networks, based on an open, scalable ICAP architecture. To read the full news, click here. R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NASDAQ: RRD) and Consolidated Graphics (NYSE: CGX) jointly announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement by which RR Donnelley will acquire Consolidated Graphics, a provider of digital and commercial printing, fulfillment services, print management and proprietary Internet-based technology solutions. To read the full news, click here. Dunkin' Brands Group (NASDAQ: DNKN) reported a 36% rise in its third-quarter income. To read the full news, click here.
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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Halozyme Therapeutics Inc.(HALO)
Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the research, development, and commercialization of recombinant human enzymes that transiently modify tissue under the skin to facilitate injection of other therapies or correct diseased tissue structures for clinical benefits. The company primarily offers recombinant human hyaluronidase, an enzyme that degrades hyaluronan, which is a matrix component in the skin, and facilitates the dispersion and absorption of drugs and fluids. Its portfolio of products and product candidates are developed based principally on intellectual property covering the family of human enzymes known as hyaluronidases. The company also provides Ultrafast Insulin program, a Phase II clinical trial product for the treatment of diabetes mellitus; and Enhanze technology, a proprietary drug delivery platform for subcutaneous delivery of injectable biologics, such as monoclonal antibodies and other therapeutic molecules, as well as sma ll molecules and fluids. It offers PEGPH20, a new molecular entity that is in Phase I trial for the systemic treatment of tumors; and HTI-501, a recombinant human proteinase, which is in Phase 1/2 clinical trial used for the treatment of edematous fibrosclerotic panniculopathy (cellulite). The company has collaborative partnerships with F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd and Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc.; ViroPharma Incorporated; and Intrexon Corporation to apply Enhanze technology to the partners? biological therapeutic compounds. Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is based in San Diego, California.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Maxx Chatsko]
The treatment will add to its quickly growing expertise in blood treatments and biologics. Speaking of which, Baxter and Halozyme (NASDAQ: HALO ) had HyQvia approved for marketing in Europe�earlier this year. The therapy boosts the immune systems of patients with primary and secondary immunodeficiencies, and combines multiple therapies -- both intravenous and subcutaneous -- into one subcutaneous product. It also allows patients to administer treatment at home every three to four weeks. In other words, it knocks the convenience category out of the park. Halozyme has had a tumultuous life on the public market, so this could be just the stabilizer shareholders need.
- [By Jake L'Ecuyer]
Shares of Halozyme Therapeutics (NASDAQ: HALO) got a boost, shooting up 6.11 percent to $12.85 after the company reported that Consistent 1 trial Of Hylenex(R) recombinant has met primary endpoint.
- [By Sean Williams]
The EMA's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, or CHMP, also played a big role in Halozyme Therapeutics' (NASDAQ: HALO ) huge Friday surge. The EMA's panel recommended Roche's Herceptin SC, which uses Halozyme's recombinant human hyaluronidase in a subcutaneous injection for patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. A typical infusion of Herceptin can take 30 to 90 minutes, whereas the subcutaneous injection can be delivered in a fraction of the time, two to five minutes. This new delivery method could save hospitalization time and money and improve patient comfort. It could also be a transformative approval for Halozyme.�
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tenaris S.A.(TS)
Tenaris S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of steel pipe products. The company produces and sells both seamless and welded steel tubular products and related services for the oil and gas industry, particularly oil country tubular goods used in drilling operations, and certain other industrial applications with a production process that consists in the transformation of steel into tubular products. It also offers welded steel pipe products primarily used in the construction of major pipeline projects for the transportation of gas and fluids. In addition, the company provides sucker rods, casing and tubing, drill pipes, thermal tubulars, coiled tubing, premium connections, pipe accessories, welded steel pipes for electric conduits, industrial equipment, and raw materials. Further, it involves in the ownership and licensing of steel technology, as well as in the financial sector. The company serves oil and gas companies, car manufacturers, ref ineries, and petrochemical and gas-processing plants, as well as engineering companies engaged in constructing oil and gas gathering, transportation, and processing facilities. It operates in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Far East, and Oceania. The company is headquartered in Luxembourg. Tenaris S.A. is a subsidiary of San Faustin N.V.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By ovenerio]
The company has a current ROE of 11.72% which is higher than the industry median. In general, analysts consider ROE ratios in the 15-20% range as representing attractive levels for investment. So for investors looking those levels or more, Halliburton (HAL) and Tenaris (TS) could be the option. It is very important to understand this metric before investing, and it is important to look at the trend in ROE over time.
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Maverick appeared to be one of the few bargains still available in the oils service and equipment sector in 2005. Shareholders were rewarded a year later when the company was acquired by Tenaris (TS) at a price of 65 dollars a share in June of 2006.
- [By Rich Bieglmeier]
Tenaris SA (TS) shares are outperforming the market today. The extra oomph comes via an upgrade from Goldman Sachs. Analyst, Henry Tarr lifted his recommendation to "Neutral" from "Sell."
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Honeywell International Inc.(HON)
Honeywell International Inc. operates as a diversified technology and manufacturing company worldwide. Its Aerospace segment provides turbine propulsion engines, auxiliary power units, environmental control and electric power systems, engine systems and accessories, avionic systems, aircraft lighting, inertial sensors, control products, space products and subsystems, and landing products for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space, and airport operations, as well as offers management and technical, logistics, aircraft wheels and brakes and repair, and overhaul services. The company?s Automation and Control Solutions segment provides environmental and combustion controls, and sensing controls; security and life safety products and services; scanning and mobility products; process automation products and solutions; and building solutions and services for homes, buildings, and industrial facilities. Its Specialty Materials segment prov ides resins and chemicals; hydrofluoric acid; fluorocarbons; fluorine specialties; nuclear services; performance chemicals; chemical processing sealants; fibers and composites; specialty films and additives; imaging and electronic chemicals; semiconductor materials and services; catalysts, adsorbents, and specialties; and renewable fuels and chemicals. It offers these products for refining, petrochemical, automotive, healthcare, agricultural, packaging, refrigeration, appliance, housing, semiconductor, wax, and adhesives segments. This segment also provides process technology and equipment for the petroleum refining, and petrochemical and gas processing industries. The company?s Transportation Systems segment provides charge-air systems; thermal systems; filters, spark plugs, electronic components, and car care products; and brake hard parts and other friction materials for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Morris Township, New Jersey.Advisors' Opinion:
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The HomeKit app lets makers of "smart" appliances, such as lights, thermostats, door locks, and so on, connect to Apple's HomeKit app, so all of those things can be controlled from an iPhone. Several big names are already on board, including Koninklijke Philips NV (NYSE ADR: PHG), Kwikset, and Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON).
- [By Laura Brodbeck]
FridayEarnings Expected From: General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), Schlumberger N.V. (NYSE SLB), Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON), Suntrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) Economic Releases Expected: US Leading Indicators, British Mortgage Approvals
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Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: General Mills Inc (GIS)
General Mills, Inc. (General Mills), incorporated on June 20, 1928, is a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. The Company is also a supplier of branded and unbranded food products to the foodservice and commercial baking industries. The Company manufactures its products in 15 countries and markets them in more than 100 countries. The Company's joint ventures manufacture and market products in more than 130 countries and republics worldwide. General Mills operates in three segments: U.S. Retail, International, and Bakeries and Foodservice. In addition, the Company sells ready-to-eat cereals through its Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) joint venture. In February 2012, General Mills acquired Food Should Taste Good, a natural snack foods company based in Needham Heights, Mass. During the fiscal year ended May 27, 2012, the Company acquired a 51% interest in Yoplait S.A.S. and a 50% interest in Yoplait Marques S.A.S. In August 2012, it acquired Yoki Alimentos SA.
General Mills�� ready-to-eat cereals consists of Cheerios, Wheaties, Lucky Charms, Total, Trix, Golden Grahams, Chex, Kix, Fiber One, Reese�� Puffs, Cocoa Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Clusters, Oatmeal Crisp and Basic 4. Its refrigerated yogurt include Yoplait, Trix, Delights, Go-GURT, Fiber One, YoPlus, Whips!, Mountain High, Liberte, YOP, Perle de Lait, Petits Filous and Panier. The Company�� refrigerated and frozen dough products consists of Pillsbury, the Pillsbury Doughboy character, Grands!, Golden Layers, Big Deluxe, Toaster Strudel, Toaster Scrambles, Simply, Savorings, Jus-Rol, Latina, Pasta Master, Wanchai Ferry, V.Pearl and La Saltena. The dry dinners and shelf stable and frozen vegetable products includes Betty Crocker, Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, Chicken Helper, Old El Paso, Green Giant, Potato Buds, Suddenly Salad, Bac*O��, Betty Crocker Complete Meals, Valley Selections, Simply Steam, Valley Fresh Steamers, Wanchai Ferry, Diablitos and Parampara. Its gr! ain, fruit, and savory snacks consists of Nature Valley, Fiber One, Betty Crocker, Fruit Roll-Ups, Fruit By The Foot, Gushers, Chex Mix, Gardetto��, Bugles, Food Should Taste Good and Larabar. The sessert and baking mixes includes Betty Crocker, SuperMoist, Warm Delights, Bisquick and Gold Medal. Ready-to-serve soup consists of Progresso. The Company�� ice cream and frozen desserts include Haagen-Dazs, Secret Sensations, Cream Crisp and Dolce. Its frozen pizza and pizza snacks includes Totino��, Jeno��, Pizza Rolls, Party Pizza, Pillsbury Pizza Pops and Pillsbury Pizza Minis. General Mills�� organic products include Cascadian Farm and Muir Glen.
The Company�� products are marketed under trademarks and service marks that are owned by or licensed to the Company. Some of the brand names include Dora the Explorer, Disney Cars, and Disney Princesses for yogurt, and Dora the Explorer for cereal; Reese's Puffs for cereal; Hershey's chocolate for a variety of products; Weight Watchers as an endorsement for soup and frozen vegetable products; Macaroni Grill for dry and frozen dinners; Sunkist for baking products and fruit snacks; Cinnabon for refrigerated dough, frozen pastries, and baking products; Bailey's for super-premium ice cream, and a range of characters and brands for fruit snacks, including Scooby Doo, Batman, Tom and Jerry, Ocean Spray, Thomas the Tank Engine, My Little Pony, Transformers, and various Warner Bros. and Nickelodeon characters. Its primary customers include grocery stores, mass merchandisers, membership stores, natural food chains, drug, dollar and discount chains, commercial and noncommercial foodservice distributors and operators, restaurants, and convenience stores.
U.S. Retail segment
The Company�� U.S. Retail segment reflects business with a range of grocery stores, mass merchandisers, membership stores, natural food chains, and drug, dollar and discount chains operating throughout the United States. Its product categories in thi! s busines! s segment include ready-to-eat cereals, refrigerated yogurt, ready-to-serve soup, dry dinners, shelf stable and frozen vegetables, refrigerated and frozen dough products, dessert and baking mixes, frozen pizza and pizza snacks, grain, fruit and savory snacks, and a range of organic products, including granola bars, cereal and soup.
The Company�� International segment consists of retail and foodservice businesses outside of the United States. In Canada, its product categories include ready-to-eat cereals, shelf stable and frozen vegetables, dry dinners, refrigerated and frozen dough products, dessert and baking mixes, frozen pizza snacks, refrigerated yogurt, and grain and fruit snacks. In markets outside North America, its product categories include super-premium ice cream and frozen desserts, refrigerated yogurt, grain snacks, shelf stable and frozen vegetables, refrigerated and frozen dough products, and dry dinners. Its International segment also includes products manufactured in the United States for export, mainly to Caribbean and Latin American markets, as well as products it manufactures for sale to its international joint ventures.
Bakeries and Foodservice segment
In Company�� Bakeries and Foodservice segment its product categories include cereals, snacks, refrigerated yogurt, unbaked and fully baked frozen dough products, baking mixes, and flour. It sells to distributors and operators in many customer channels, including foodservice, convenience stores, vending and supermarket bakeries.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Bruce Kennedy]
Reuters, meanwhile, reports General Mills (NYSE: GIS) ��suffering from weak sales at home ��is again turning its eye overseas to some rapidly-expanding, emerging markets.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Buy Right Now: Southern Copper Corporation(SCCO)
Southern Copper Corporation engages in mining, exploring, producing, smelting, and refining copper and other minerals in Peru, Mexico, and Chile. It is involved in the mining, milling, and flotation of copper ore to produce copper and molybdenum concentrates; smelting of copper concentrates to produce anode copper; and refining of anode copper to produce copper cathodes, as well as refined silver. The company operates Toquepala and Cuajone mines in the Andes Mountains located southeast of the city of Lima, Peru, as well as a smelter and refinery in the coastal city of Ilo, Peru. It also operates La Caridad and Buenavista copper mines, and smelting and refining plants in Mexico. In addition, the company operates five underground mines that produce zinc, copper, lead, silver, and gold; a coal mine which produces coal and coke; and a zinc refinery. Further, it has 145,064 hectares of mineral rights in Peru; 176,250 hectares of exploration concessions in Mexico; 1,068 hectares of exploration concessions in Argentina; 35,958 hectares exploration concessions in Chile; and 2,544 hectares of exploration concessions in Ecuador. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Southern Copper Corporation is a subsidiary of Americas Mining Corporation.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Stoyan Bojinov]
The Phoenix, Arizona-based copper producer, Southern Copper (SCCO), was upgraded from “Hold” to “Buy” by analysts at BB&T Capital on Monday.Garrett Nelson, an analyst with the firm, noted that the company is expected to improve its output growth significantly starting in 2015. When considering the state of the industrial metals market as a whole, Nelson notes that the current global copper supply is much tighter than it was just a few months ago. Furthermore, Nelson also cites the company’s lackluster performance in 2013 as another reason for why it may be able to deliver more impressive returns in the future; Southern Copper is down 25% year-to-date, compared to its closest competitor Freeport McMoran (FCX), which is up 10% on the year. As such, BB&T upgraded the company from “Hold” to “Buy” with a price target of $24 a share.
Southern Copper shares posted a gain of 1.90% today to kick off the week. The stock is lagging behind the broad market YTD with a loss of nearly 25%.
- [By Roberto Pedone]
Southern Copper (SCCO) produces copper, molybdenum, zinc and silver. This stock closed up 4.3% at $28.79 in Friday's trading session.
Friday's Volume: 3.76 million
Three-Month Average Volume: 1.89 million
Volume % Change: 180%
From a technical perspective, SCCO soared higher here back above its 50-day moving average of $28.17 with strong upside volume flows. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last six months, with shares plunging lower from its high of $41.35 to its recent low of $25.75. During that downtrend, shares of SCCO have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of SCCO have now started to rip off that $25.75 low and quickly move within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if SCCO manages to take out some near-term overhead resistance at $29.11 with high volume. If that breakout hits, then SCCO could be ready to reverse its downtrend and enter a new uptrend.
Traders should now look for long-biased trades in SCCO as long as it's trending above Friday's low of $27.58 or above $27 and then once it sustains a move or close above $29.11 with volume that's near or above 1.89 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then SCCO will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $34 to $36.
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In particular, gold and silver miners have seen weakness in this environment, falling by well over 45%, as represented by the Gold Mining ETF (GDX), since the start of 2013. Yet, while many investors have been laser-focused on the precious metal market, there has been significant weakness in the base metal world as well. Companies in this space have been hit hard by the same issues of a strong dollar and sluggish international demand, and could thus be ones to avoid as well. One firm in particular that could struggle in this environment is Southern Copper (SCCO).
- [By IAEResearch]
On March 27th, Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. (FCX) declared a cash dividend of $0.3125 continuing its run of consistent and strong dividends. FCX operates in the international mining industry generating a substantial proportion of its revenues, approximately 80%, from copper. The company is one of the largest publicly traded copper mining companies. The major competitors of the company include Southern Copper Corp. (SCCO) and Newmont Mining Corp. (NEM).