Japanese shares rose, with the Topix index (TPX) capping its second weekly advance, as financial shares and exporters climbed.
Consumer lenders and brokerages advanced the most among the 33 Topix subsectors, gaining at least 1.3 percent. Electronics makers provided the biggest boost to the gauge. Sharp Corp. surged 8.4 percent on a report it will increase production of liquid-crystal display panels for smartphones. SoftBank (9984) Corp. closed at its highest in more than 13 years after activist investor Daniel Loeb�� hedge fund disclosed a $1 billion stake in the mobile carrier.
The Topix rose 0.2 percent to 1,248.57 at the close in Tokyo, after sliding as much as 0.3 percent and advancing as much as 1 percent. The measure added 0.8 percent over the past five days after climbing 5.3 percent last week. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average increased 0.1 percent to 15,381.72, 1.6 percent short of its highest close this year on May 22. The yen swung between gains and losses against the dollar.
5 Best Electric Utility Stocks To Watch For 2016: Canadian/Yen (HY)
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the design, engineering, manufacture, sale, and service of a line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts worldwide. It offers components, such as frames, masts, and transmissions; and assembles lift trucks. The company markets its products primarily under the Hyster and Yale brand names to independent Hyster and Yale retail dealerships. It also sells aftermarket parts under the UNISOURCE, MULTIQUIP, and PREMIER brands to Hyster and Yale dealers for the service of competitor lift trucks. The company was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Rich Duprey]
Heavy-equipment maker�Hyster-Yale Materials Handling� (NYSE: HY ) announced yesterday�its second-quarter dividend of $0.25 per share for both its Class A and Class B stock.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Lift trucks aren't the sexiest business in the stock market, but for a long time, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling (NYSE: HY ) rode the recovery in construction and manufacturing to big gains for its forklift business. Yet so far this year, Hyster-Yale stock has performed badly, as investors started to worry about the health of the global economy. After Hyster-Yale released its third-quarter results, some investors focused almost solely on the company's extremely strong results. Yet despite what Hyster-Yale said, the real question for the company remains whether the macroeconomic trends that have propelled the U.S. forward will spread across the world, or whether the sluggishness we've seen in Europe and elsewhere will eventually cause a slowdown in the U.S. as well. Let's take a closer look at how Hyster-Yale did last quarter.
Best Japanese Stocks To Watch For 2015: Canon Inc (CAJ)
Canon Inc. (Canon), incorporated on August 10, 1937, is a manufacturer of network digital multifunction devices (MFDs), plain paper copying machines, laser printers, inkjet printers, cameras and steppers. Canon sells its products principally under the Canon brand name and through sales subsidiaries. Canon has manufacturing subsidiaries in variety of countries, including the United States, Germany, France, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. Canon operates its business in three segments: the Office Business Unit, the Consumer Business Unit, and the Industry and Others Business Unit. On February 19, 2010, Canon acquired shares of OPTOPOL Technology S.A. On March 9, 2010, Canon acquired shares of Oce N.V. In May 2011, the Company incorporated Canon Information and Imaging Solutions, Inc.
Office Business Unit
Canon manufactures, markets and services a range of monochrome network digital MFDs, color network digital MFDs, office copying machines and personal-use copying machines. Canon�� lineup of digital MFDs include the imageRUNNER (iR) series, which performs a range of functions, such as copying, printing, scanning, faxing and data-sharing functions on the Internet and customer intranets. Canon offers color network digital MFDs for users ranging from professional graphic designers to business offices. Canon�� MFDs and color digital MFDs are available in the print-on-demand market.
Developed and fostered by Canon, laser beam printers are standard output peripherals for offices. Canon has adopted a user-replaceable toner cartridge system containing optical components. Most of Canon�� laser beam printer sales are on an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) basis. The Office Business Unit also includes the related sales of paper and chemicals, service and replacement parts.
The Company competes with Xerox Corporation/Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Ricoh Company, Ltd., Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company and Lexmark Internationa! l Inc.
Consumer Business Unit
Canon manufactures and markets digital cameras and digital video cameras as well as lenses and various other camera accessories. Canon released the EOS-1D Mark IV for professionals in December 2009. This model includes a newly developed approximately 16-megapixel APS-H size CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 4 and features an expanded range of ISO settings for normal use between 100 and 12800, achieving beautiful images with low noise levels throughout the entire ISO range. Canon markets a variety of scanners for a spectrum of user needs, including image scanners in the CanoScan LiDE series using Contact Image Sensor (CIS) and scanners with Charge-Coupled Devices (CCD) for high resolution. CIS is a close-contact method that allows for a significant reduction in scanner weight and size.
The Company competes with Nikon Corporation, Sigma Corporation, Sony Corporation, Panasonic Corporation, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.; Ltd., Victor Company of Japan, Ltd., Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Hewlett-Packard Company and Seiko Epson Corporation.
Industry and Others Business Unit
Medical imaging equipment sold by Canon includes X-ray image sensors, retinal cameras, autorefractometers and image-processing equipment for computerized systems. Canon�� pioneering digital radiography system takes X-ray photography and medical imaging into the digital age. Other Canon products such as electronic components are sold primarily to equipment manufacturers. These components include magnetic heads for audio and video tape recorders and micro-motors for printers and other components. Canon also offers business information products, which primarily consist of personal computers, servers, document scanners, calculators and micrographic equipment. Personal computers and servers sold by Canon are manufactured by third parties under the manufacturers��own brand names.
The Company competes with Ni! kon Corpo! ration and ASML Holding N.V.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Holly LaFon]
Falling 15%, the largest detractor for the year was Canon (CAJ), a Japan-based consumer imaging company.� This performance was largely the result of the downgrade of the ILC business (digital SLRs and lenses).� This business has lagged enough that management has lowered fiscal-year volume estimates from 9m to 8m.� Quarterly data confirms that imaging inventory has decreased year-over-year.� Despite falling prices due to uncertain consumer markets in developed markets and from trading down in emerging markets, management indicates pricing is normalizing.� The office products division has remained mostly unchanged, generating only slightly lower volumes.� In addition, print volumes are growing again, and Canon is taking market share.� We continue to believe that Canon is a compelling investment opportunity that will reward shareholders in the long term.
Best Japanese Stocks To Watch For 2015: Gordmans Stores Inc.(GMAN)
Gordmans Stores, Inc. operates department stores under the Gordmans name in the United States. Its merchandise selection includes a range of apparel, footwear, home fashions products, and accessories, including fragrances. The company offers apparels, including young men?s, men?s, juniors?, women?s, team, plus sizes, maternity, and children?s clothing comprising offerings for infants, toddlers, boys, and girls; and accessories consisting of designer fragrances, intimate apparel, handbags, sunglasses, fashion jewelry, legwear, and sleepwear. Its home fashions products consist of wall art, photo frames, accent furniture, accent lighting, candles, ceramics, vases, seasonal d�or, floral and garden, gourmet food and candy, toys, luggage, pet accessories, housewares, decorative pillows, fashion rugs, and bedding and bath products. As of January 28, 2012, the company operated 74 stores located in various shopping center developments, including regional enclosed shopping ma lls, lifestyle centers, and power centers in 16 Midwestern states. Gordmans Stores, Inc. was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By gurujx]
Gordman's Stores Inc. (GMAN) Reached the Three-Year Low of $6.39
The prices of Gordman's Stores Inc. (GMAN) shares have declined to close to the three-year low of $6.39, which is 73.8% off the three-year high of $23.24.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Severe weather, weak traffic trends and a highly promotional retail environment have continued into 1Q, likely putting pressure on earnings and share prices for many companies in our sector. Retailers that have not yet reported 4Q earnings and therefore have not yet commented on 1Q trends are at risk, in our view. Given the exceptionally promotional and price competitive environment, we believe that estimates for some companies ([Aeropostale (ARO), Ann (ANN), Gordmans Stores (GMAN) and Tilly's (TLYS)]) do not reflect the pricing pressure likely in 1Q.
- [By Laura Brodbeck]
MondayEarnings Releases Expected: FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX), Goldmans Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMAN), Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE, THO), Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD), Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) Economic Releases Expected: Spanish manufacturing PMI, French manufacturing PMI, German manufacturing PMI, eurozone manufacturing PMI, British manufacturing PMI, US ISM manufacturing PMI, Reserve Bank of Australia interest rate decision.
- [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 Gordmans Stores (Nasdaq: GMAN ) , whose recent revenue and earnings are plotted below.
Best Japanese Stocks To Watch For 2015: Green Automotive Co (GACR)
Green Automotive Company, incorporated on November 15, 1996, is a vehicle design, engineering, manufacturing and distribution company. The Company also provides after sales program. It possesses a portfolio of businesses and is active in three main market segments: Cutting edge technology development, engineering and design with a focus on zero and low emission vehicle solutions; Manufacturing and customization of vehicles for markets with the potential to be converted into low emission or electric vehicles, such as shuttle buses, taxis, commercial vehicles, and After sales services for electric or low emission vehicles, including servicing and repair. On December 14, 2012, the Company closed its merger with Matter of Time I Co. As per the merger agreement, Matter of Time I Co. dissolved into and became a part of Green Automotive Company, with Green Automotive Company being the surviving corporation. In January 2014, Green Automotive Co Inc acquired a 21.63% interest in Viridian Motor Corp Inc.
The Company's two divisions servicing the three segments are Liberty Electric Cars Ltd and Newport Coachworks Inc. Liberty Electric Cars Ltd designs and develops EV technologies for use in its own converted vehicles and for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEM��) for incorporation into its production. In addition, it provides an aftermarket program for electric vehicle users to ensure the longevity of their vehicles. Newport Coachworks Inc. specializes in building shuttle buses, running on a variety of energy sources from petrol and diesel though to compressed natural gas (CNG).
The Company competes with Zytec, AMPD, Siemens, Tiffany, Krystal, Ford, and General Motors, Cummins and Freightliner.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By John Udovich]
A security consultant warns that $100,000 electric cars from Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) could be unlocked by criminals plus�a quick wrap up of other interesting electric vehicle or stock news from small cap�EV stocks like Kandi Technologies Group Inc (NASDAQ: KNDI) and Green Automotive Company (OTCMKTS: GACR):
Best Japanese Stocks To Watch For 2015: Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc.(QCOR)
Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, provides prescription drugs for the treatment of auto-immune diseases. The company?s primary product is H.P. Acthar Gel (repository corticotropin injection), an injectable drug for the treatment of acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis; infantile spasms in infants and children under two years of age; nephrotic syndrome; and Lupus. Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Anaheim, California.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Keith Speights]
Acthar gel boasts 19 different indications for which the Food and Drug Administration has granted approval. Questcor (NASDAQ: QCOR ) now has its sights on profiting from one of those that it hasn't targeted previously. The company today announced plans to kick off a pilot commercialization effort for�symptomatic sarcoidosis, a rare disease that most often affects the lungs.
- [By Louis Navellier]
New prescriptions for Subsys, a drug used to alleviate breakthrough pain for cancer patients, was the leading reason for the excellent performance. The company has a strong pipeline as well and expects to file at least New Drug Application and at least four Investigational New Drug applications in 2014. Portfolio Grader upgraded the stock back in August and this biotechnology stock is still a strong buy based on the superior fundamental.Biotech Stocks to Buy: Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR)
Questcor Pharmaceuticals (QCOR) makes drugs that help patients with serious medical problems. Most of their sales are from Acthar an injectable drug used in 19 indications. Most of the revenues are derived from patients with adults with multiple sclerosis and children under 2 who suffer from infantile spasms. The drug is also approved for the treatment of lupus erythematosus.
- [By Shauna O'Brien]
Goldman Sachs reported on Tuesday that it has started coverage on Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc (QCOR).
The firm has initiated coverage on QCOR with a “Neutral” rating and $71 price target. This price target suggests a 8% upside from the stock’s current price of $65.27.
An analyst from the firm noted: “We are confident in the continued growth of Acthar by expanding further in new indications, and we believe the deal for Synacthen helped ensure the sustainability of the franchise and removed a key overhang on the stock.”
“However, given the recent very strong run in the stock and the current valuation, we’re taking a more cautious stance on risk/reward for being an aggressive buyer here. We think there are a number of factors that could cause some downward volatility in the stock, and we would be opportunistic and look for a better entry point,” added the analyst.
Questcor Pharmaceuticals shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Tuesday. The stock is up 144% YTD.
Best Japanese Stocks To Watch For 2015: Genpact Limited (G)
Genpact Limited provides business process management and information technology services worldwide. It offers finance and accounting services, including accounts payable services, payment and inquiry management, order to cash services, preparation of financial statements, closing and reporting, cash management, treasury, cash flow analysis, tax return preparation, financial planning and analysis, governance, and internal controls services. The company also provides smart decision services, such analytics and research; business consulting and enterprise risk consulting services comprising internal audit, compliance advisory, regulatory advisory, enterprise, IT, and fraud risk management services; and re-engineering services. In addition, it offers supply chain and procurement services consisting of direct and indirect sourcing and procurement, demand forecasting and management, engineering, inventory optimization and planning, fleet and logistics, and aftermarket services. Further, the company provides enterprise application services comprising enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, financial management and customer relationship management solutions, and securities trading and accounting services, as well as testing, database administration, and architecture services; IT management services, including onsite and remote monitoring, management and support of the IT functions, and IT infrastructures; and collections and customer services in the areas of consumer finance, commercial finance, and mortgage services. It primarily serves banking and insurance, capital markets, consumer goods and retail, life sciences, infrastructure, manufacturing and services, and healthcare industries. Genpact Limited has a strategic partnership with Research Now. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Charley Blaine]
Auto shares were mostly higher after manufacturers reported strong domestic sales. General Motors (NYSE: G), Toyota (NYSE: TM) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) shares were higher.
- [By Victor Selva]
Dividend growth rate (g)
The sustainable growth rate is the rate at which earnings and dividends can grow indefinitely assuming that the firm麓s debt-to-equity ratio is unchanged and it doesn麓t issue new equity.
- [By gurujx]
Genpact Ltd. (G): CFO Mohit Bhatia Sold 148,036 Shares
CFO Mohit Bhatia sold 148,036 shares of G stock on 11/19/2013 at the average price of $18.06. Mohit Bhatia owns at least 41,585 shares after this. The price of the stock has decreased by 0.22% since.
- [By Jake L'Ecuyer]
Equities Trading DOWN
Shares of Genpact (NYSE: G) were down 17.82 percent to $14.16 after the company issued a downbeat FY14 revenue forecast.