Saturday, June 13, 2015

Top High Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2016

Top High Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2016: Spectra Energy Corp(SE)

Spectra Energy Corp, through its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and operation of a portfolio of complementary natural gas-related energy assets in the United States and Canada. The company operates in four segments: U.S. Transmission, Distribution, Western Canada Transmission and Processing, and Field Services. The U.S. Transmission segment engages in the transportation and storage of natural gas for customers in various regions of the northeastern and southeastern United States and the Maritime Provinces in Canada. Its natural gas pipeline systems consist of approximately 19,000 miles of transmission pipelines; and storage capacity comprises 305 billion cubic feet in the United States and Canada. The Distribution segment engages in the natural gas storage, transmission, and distribution in Western Canada and the United States. This segment has approximately 37,600 miles of distribution main and service pipelines serving approximately 1.3 million residential, comme rcial, and industrial customers. The Western Canada Transmission and Processing segment provides natural gas transportation, and gas gathering and processing services; and provides services to natural gas producers to remove impurities from the raw gas stream including water, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and other substances. This segment serves local distribution companies, end-use industrial and commercial customers, marketers, and exploration and production companies. The Field Services segment gathers and processes natural gas, as well as fractionates, markets, and trades natural gas liquids. It engages in gathering raw natural gas through gathering systems located in nine natural gas producing regions consisting of the Mid-Continent, Rocky Mountain, east Texas-north Louisiana, Barnett Shale, Gulf Coast, South Texas, Central Texas, Antrim Shale, and Permian Basin. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors' Opinion: !
  • [By Marc Bastow]

    Natural gas asset and infrastructure company Spectra Energy (SE) raised its quarterly dividend 9.8% to 33.5 cents per share, payable March 10 to shareholders of record as of Feb. 14.
    SE Stock Dividend Yield: 3.8%

  • [By Callum Turcan]

    A foursome
    Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EPD  ) ,Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC  ) , and DCP Midstream, ajoint venturebetween Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE  ) and Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX  ) , are about to completethe Front Rangepipeline, which will run from the DJ Basin down to the Texas Express pipeline. It will be able to carry 150,000 bpd ofnatural gas liquid(NGL) with the possibility to increase that to 230,000 bpd if production keeps increasing. Front Range is expected to come online in the forth quarter of 2013.

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    In total, the current capacity for oil pipelines delivering all types of crude to the U.S. is about 3.4 million barrels per day. These pipelines are all operated by four companies.

    Pipeline Owner/Operator Capacity Destination Express-Platte Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE  ) 280,000 bpd Wood River, Ill. Keystone TransCanada 590,000 bpd Cushing, Okla. Enbridge and Lakehead System Enbridge (NYSE: ENB  ) and Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE: EEP  ) 2.5 million bpd Multiple, but 190,000 bpd to Cushing, Okla.

    For the existing Canada-U.S. pipelines, there is probably little to no effect whether the pipeline gets built or not. The capacity for these pipelines is already contracted out, and a majority of the oil from these pipelines goes to either the Midwest or Rocky Mountain regions.

  • [By Brian Pacampara]

    What: Shares of Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE  ) climbed 10% today after announcing that it will drop down all U.S. transmission and storage assets to its publicly traded MLP, Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE: SEP  ) .

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Top 10 Regional Bank Stocks To Watch For 2016

Top 10 Regional Bank Stocks To Watch For 2016: Wacker Chemie AG (WCH)

Wacker Chemie AG is a Germany-based company engaged in chemical industry. The Company operates through four business segments: WACKER SILICONES, which produces silicone products, ranging from silanes through silicone fluids, emulsions, elastomers, sealants and resins to pyrogenic silicas; WACKER POLYMERS, which offers a range of polymeric binders and additives; WACKER POLYSILICON, which provides polysilicon, and WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS, which is the life science division of the Company, offers solutions and products for the food, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. The Company offers its products for a range of sectors, including consumer goods, food, pharmaceuticals, textiles and the solar, electrical/electronics, basic-chemical industries, medical technology, biotech and mechanical engineering, automotive and construction. The Company also supplies silicon wafers to the semiconductor industry. Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Jonathan Morgan]

    Wacker Chemie AG (WCH), the fourth-largest producer of polysilicon, jumped 9 percent to 56.22 euros, its largest increase since December.

    Banks Decline

    Commerzbank slumped 3.7 percent to 8.18 euros, for the biggest loss on the benchmark index.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Best Japanese Stocks To Watch For 2015

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]


    Earnings 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.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Top 10 Supermarket Stocks To Watch Right Now

U.S. stocks fluctuated, after benchmark indexes fell four straight days, as investors weighed data showing faster-than-forecast economic growth and an unexpected drop in jobless claims for clues on the timing of cuts to Federal Reserve stimulus.

Aeropostale Inc. lost 1.4 percent as the retailer�� fourth-quarter loss forecast was wider than estimated. Safeway Inc. (SWY) slid 3.1 percent after Jana Partners LLC cut its stake in the supermarket chain. Apple Inc. rose 1.6 percent as China Mobile Ltd. moved closer to offering its 759 million subscribers iPhones.

The Standard & Poor�� 500 Index (SPX) declined 0.1 percent to 1,791.86 at 10:11 a.m. in New York, trimming an earlier slide of 0.4 percent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 5.07 points, or less than 0.1 percent, to 15,894.84. Trading in S&P 500 stocks was 4.3 percent below the 30-day average at this time of day.

��he numbers today pave the way for the Fed��to cut stimulus, Matthew Kaufler, a portfolio manager at Federated Investors Inc. in Rochester, New York, said by phone. His firm oversees $363.8 billion. ��here�� angst in the short run, but I think it�� only positive in the long run that the Fed begin to taper and extricate itself from being the ultimate market maker.��

5 Best Paper Stocks To Watch Right Now: Verifone Systems Inc.(PAY)

Verifone Systems, Inc. designs, markets, and services electronic payment solutions in North America and internationally. It provides system solutions, including countertop electronic payment systems that accepts magnetic, smart card, contactless/ radio frequency identification(RFID) cards, and near field communication(NFC) enabled mobile phones; secure PIN pads that support credit and debit transactions; and wireless system solutions that support Internet protocol-based code division multiple access, general packet radio service, bluetooth, and wireless fidelity technologies. The company also offers products for consumer-activated functionality at the point of sale; contactless/NFC payment solutions consisting of contactless readers primarily for consumer-activated transactions with contactless cards, tokens, and NFC-enabled mobile phones; and Gemstone family of products comprising integrated electronic payment systems for petroleum companies. In addition, it provides serv er-based payment processing software and middleware; unattended and self-service payments hardware and software integration modules, such as vending machines, ATMs, ticketing kiosks, petroleum dispensers, public transportation turnstiles and buses, self-checkout, bill payment, and photo finishing kiosks; retail bank branch solutions; mass transportation solutions; and network access solutions. Further, the company offers client services, customized application development, advertising publishing, taxi payments and advertising, cardholder data security, annual software maintenance program, and repair services. It serves financial institutions, payment processors, petroleum companies, large retailers, taxi fleets, government organizations, healthcare companies, independent sales organizations, and advertisers. The company was formerly known as VeriFone Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to VeriFone Systems, Inc in May 2010. VeriFone Systems, Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Jay Jenkins]

    For the technology to really go mainstream, it needs consumer-side products to support it (cue�Square and PayPal�(subsidiary of eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY  ) ), it needs infrastructure to transmit the data (looking at you,�MasterCard (NYSE: MA  ) and Visa (NYSE: V  ) ), and it needs vendor-side hardware to close the loop (uh, hmm...�VeriFone (NYSE: PAY  ) ).

  • [By Suravi Thacker]

    Provider of electronic payment solutions, VeriFone Systems (PAY), lit up the Street with its first-quarter results by beating analysts��expectations. Investors were overwhelmed by the company�� surprising performance, sending shares higher.

Top 10 Supermarket Stocks To Watch Right Now: Solar Thin Films Inc (SLTZ)

Solar Thin Films, Inc. is engaged in the business of designing, manufacturing and installation of thin-film amorphous silicon (a-Si) photovoltaic manufacturing equipment. The equipment is used in plants that produce photovoltaic thin-film a-Si solar panels or modules. The Company operates through its wholly owned subsidiary, Kraft Elektronikai Zrt (Kraft). Kraft is engaged in the design, development, manufacture, and installation of a-Si photovoltaic manufacturing equipment. The primary buyers of photovoltaic thin-film manufacturing equipment are businesses, as well as investment partnerships, engaged in the production of photovoltaic thin-film modules. In May 2010, the Company acquired Atlantis Solar LLC. In May 2013, Solar Thin Films Inc acquired Quality Resource Technologies Inc. In October 2013, Solar Thin Films Inc announced the sale of all of its ownership stake of Hungarian subsidiary, Kraft, R.t. (Kraft), to GJR Collectibles LLC.

Kraft has been providing equipment that is incorporated into a single manufacturing line capable of manufacturing a-Si solar modules that produce approximately 5megawatt (MW) of solar power annually. The Company focuses, directly and through joint ventures or alliances with other companies or governmental agencies, to sell equipment for and participate financially in solar power facilities using thin film a-Si solar modules or metallurgical and other crystalline solar modules as the power source to provide electricity to municipalities, businesses and consumers.

The Company competes with Applied Materials and Oerlikon.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap stocks Alliance Creative Group Inc (OTCMKTS: ACGX), Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure Inc (OTCMKTS: DJRT), Inscor Inc (OTCMKTS: IOGA) and Solar Thin Films Inc (OTCMKTS: SLTZ) have all been getting some attention lately in various investment newsletters and it should come as no surprise that two out of four of these stocks have been the subject of paid promotions ��which tend to benefit traders. However, two out of four of these stocks also have pretty good financials for being small cap OTC stocks and that might make them attractive to investors with a long term time horizon. So which of these stocks might make traders some profits in the short term and investors some profits over the longer term? Here is a closer look to help you decide:

Top 10 Supermarket Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ascena Retail Group Inc.(ASNA)

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of apparel for women and tween girls in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The company operates its stores under the dressbarn, maurices, and Justice brand names. Its dressbarn and maurices stores offer casual and career fashion apparel and accessories; and Justice stores provide apparel, accessories, footwear, and intimates, as well as lifestyle products, such as bedroom furnishings and electronics primarily for tween girls. As of March 01, 2012, Ascena Retail Group operated approximately 2,500 stores. The company was formerly known as Dress Barn, Inc. and changed its name to Ascena Retail Group, Inc. in January 2011. Ascena Retail Group, Inc. was founded in 1962 and is based in Suffern, New York.

Advisors' Opinion:
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    Ascena Retail Group Inc.(ASNA) is planning promotions to adjust its inventories ahead of the fall season, amid challenging sales trends that have continued into the apparel retailer’s current quarter. Shares dropped 5.2% to $15.55 premarket.

  • [By Lauren Pollock]

    Ascena Retail Group Inc.'s(ASNA) fiscal first-quarter earnings rose 22% as the apparel retailer reported broad sales growth and stronger margins. Shares of Ascena, which affirmed its fiscal-year guidance, were up 4.2% at $21.75 in premarket trading as adjusted earnings and revenue beat expectations.

Top 10 Supermarket Stocks To Watch Right Now: FAB Universal Corp (FU)

FAB Universal Corp.(FAB), formerly Wizzard Software Corporation, incorporated on July 1, 1998, operates in two segments: Software and Media Services. The Software segment engages primarily in the development, sale, and service of custom and packaged computer software products. The Media Services provides podcast hosting, content management tools and advertising services. The Company�� software segment attributes revenues from the development, sale, and service of custom and packaged computer software products at the time the product is shipped and collections are likely and from digital media publishing services at the time the service is provided. Its media segment attributes revenue from digital media publishing service at the time the service is provided and collection is likely. As of September 30, 2012, the Company does not have any inter-segment revenues. On October 12, 2012, it opened a 20,000 square foot Flagship superstore in the Beijing shopping district of SoShow. On September 26, 2012, the Company completed the acquisition of Digital Entertainment International Ltd. (DEI). As of September 30,2012, the Company discontinued its Future Healthcare of America (FHA).

The Company specializes in the distribution of entertainment and audio visual products through its two flagship stores in Beijing as well as its online stores. DEI, through its wholly owned subsidiary and its VIE, is engaged in marketing and distributing various officially licensed digital entertainment products under the FAB brand, including products such as digital music files, Compact Discs(CD), Video Compact Discs (VCD) and Digital Video Disks (DVD) as well as books, magazines, mobile phone accessories and cameras. DEI�� products and services are primarily distributed through its flagship stores, wholesale services, FAB kiosks, and online virtual stores. FAB kiosks, located in high-traffic areas of office buildings, shopping malls, retail stores and airports, are self-service terminals that provide a range of en! tertainment and consumer applications. Its Media is primarily engaged in operating and providing multimedia kiosks for music downloads information exchange and advertising.


The Company distributes over 150,000 media based products including copyrighted DVD��, Blu-ray Discs, music CD��, video games and downloadable digital content through three distribution channels: wholesale and retail, licensing and kiosks. It conducts their retail business through their flagship stores. Each store has over 20,000 square feet in size and carries the selection of copyrighted audio and video products in China, including CDs, VCDs, DVDs, blu-rays, books, magazines and portable electronic devices. It markets their products to individual consumers and audio-video retailers. The flagship stores are recognized by many Chinese consumers as the right place to buy copyright protected products. Celebrity signing events are the driver to FAB�� retail stores which have been used as a venue for Chinese music and movie stars to meet their fans. Its SoShow flagship provides Beijing shoppers with its audio-video hypermarket. As a preferred venue for product announcements, publishing parties, studio releases, author readings, movie showings, live promotional performances and concerts, its SoShow outlet is one of China�� ultra-modern entertainment destination for music lovers, film buffs, game enthusiasts, and early electronic adopters.

The Company's wholesale distribution provides audio-video products such as compact discs, video compact discs and digital video discs as well as books and magazines to audio-video products retailers. It distributes these media products to over 80 customers including Sohu (NASDAQ: SOHU), Dangdang (NYSE: Dang) and Century Outstanding Information Technology Company, a subsidiary of (NASDAQ: AMZN). Its wholesale business caters to three types of customers: retail stores, FAB license stores and small wholesale/resellers. Customers place orders by! telephon! e, through the Internet or in-person and fulfillment is handled by its vehicle fleet or through direct warehouse access. As of September 30, 2012, the Company has over 100 suppliers and 80 wholesale customers, including the Government.

Its Intelligent Media Kiosks are based on 61 national intellectual property rights, are automated teller machine (ATM) style terminals where consumers can download copyrighted music, video games, ringtones, digital books and movies directly to their cell phones, memory sticks or other mobile storage devices. Its Media Kiosks can also run video ads on the high-tech liquid crystal display (LCD) screens and accept payments for utility bills, metro cards, and credit card bills. It is a self-service vending kiosk designed and launched by the Company. The kiosks target the millions of mobile and portable device users combing interactive touch screen and LED display with a selection of copyrighted content such as music, movies and games. There are thousands of licensed digital entertainment content items in each kiosk, such as music, movie and TV episodes, which allows the customer to play or download to their portable device or memory card with payment by cash, its membership card or ATM card. It has deployed over 11,000 kiosks through their licensing program. The kiosks are located in high-traffic areas, such as office buildings, shopping malls, and retail stores. It generates revenues from its Intelligent Media Kiosk business through the sale of licenses and then through ongoing media content download, media membership card sales and kiosk-based advertising.


Its legacy Speech Technology & Services Group sells and licenses speech programming tools, related speech products and services, and distributable speech engines in over 13 languages worldwide. It receives the majority of its sales leads through arrangements with AT&T, as well as through its own Internet marketing efforts through Google, Yahoo and! other In! ternet search engines. The Speech Technology and Services Group's immediate focus is to increase revenue and be a preferred supplier for speech technologies to businesses worldwide, emphasize great technologies, competitive prices, and support to the speech development community and offer non-technical hosted speech conversion services to companies.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    Shares of FAB Universal (NYSE: FU) have been halted premarket, and remained as such throughout the duration of the trading day. There is no indication when shares would resume trading.

  • [By Bryan Murphy]

    If history is any indication, than roughly half of you are about to hate me for what I'm about to say regarding Fab Universal Corp. (NYSEMKT:FU), while the other half of anyone reading this will likely love me for it - there is no in between. Here goes... FU is poised to make a fairly significant pullback following last week's heroic rally.

Top 10 Supermarket Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Fresh Market Inc.(TFM)

The Fresh Market, Inc. operates as a specialty grocery retailer. The company offers various perishable product categories, including meat, seafood, produce, deli, bakery, floral, sushi, and prepared foods; and non-perishable product categories, such as traditional grocery and dairy products, as well as specialty foods, which include bulk, coffee and candy, and beer and wine. As of March 20, 2012, it operated 115 stores in 21 states located in the southeast, midwest, mid-Atlantic, and northeast of United States. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    Another potential earnings short-squeeze trade idea is specialty food retailer The Fresh Market (TFM), which is set to release its numbers on Thursday after the market close. Wall Street analysts, on average, expect The Fresh Market to report revenue $411.85 million on earnings of 35 cents per share.

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    The current short interest as a percentage of the float for The Fresh Market is extremely high at 28.7%. That means that out of the 43.88 million shares in the tradable float, 12.63 million shares are sold short by the bears. This is a monster short interest on a stock with a relatively low tradable float. Any bullish earnings news could easily set off a large short-covering rally post-earnings that forces the bears to cover some of their positions.

    From a technical perspective, TFM is currently trending below both its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is bearish. This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at $28.60 to $29.31 a share. Following that bottom, shares of TFM have started to uptrend and move within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade post-earnings above some key overhead resistance levels.

    If you're in the bull camp on TFM, then I would wait until after its report and look for long-biased trades if this stock manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $31.77 to $32.79 a share with high volume. Look for volume on that move that hits near or above its three-month average volume of 940,711 shares. If that breakout starts post-earnings, then TFM will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $35.89 to $38 a share, or even $40 to $42.50 a share.

    I would simply avoid TFM or look for short-biased trades if after earnings it fails to trigger that breakout and then drops back below some key near-term support levels at $29.31 to its 52-week low of $28.60 a share with high volume. If we

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The Fresh Market’s (TFM) earnings didn’t look so fresh–and its shares are tumbling today.


    The high-end grocery store reported a profit of 32 cents, in line forecasts, and revenue of $354.8 million, above forecasts for $355.8 million. The guidance, however, disappointed, as the Fresh Market now expects earnings of $1.50 to $1.57 per share, below expectations for $1.57.

    In a note yesterday, Sterne Agee’s Charles Grom and Renato Basanta argued that the numbers aren’t so bad. They write:

    2Q results came in mostly as expected, but investor focus is likely on FY13 EPS guidance, which was reduced by $0.02 at the midpoint. We point out that a large part of the guidance revision is due to higher costs from opening new stores more quickly (a positive, in our view), and believe the essence of TFM’s growth story remains intact. In fact, 2Q traffic accelerated and TFM’s FY13 SSS view was increased. Net, we continue to like TFM, particularly in the context of a choppy retail environment.

    UBS analysts Jason DeRise and Mark Carden, disagreed, and cut the stock to Neutral from Buy last night. They write:

    TFM outperformed the market by 33% since its Q4 results on March 6. At the time, the market questioned the TFM business model following weak Q4 12 same store sales growth (1.9%) and guided its EPS mid point 8% below consensus. We believe the market underappreciated the cyclical nature of TFM�� gourmet grocery sales. Its comp sales began to recover in H1, while it continues to open up new stores at rapid pace (+17% y/y in 13E). But, its new guidance suggests another 6 months until the better EPS growth kicks in, which differed from our expectations.

    Investors sided with UBS. Shares of Fresh Market have dropped 10% to $48.80 today. Competitor Kroger (KR) has gained 1.2% to $36.83, while Whole Foods Market (WFM) has risen 1.5% to $52.53 and Safeway (SWY) has advanced 1.2% to $11.40.

Top 10 Supermarket Stocks To Watch Right Now: Compass Minerals Intl Inc(CMP)

Compass Minerals International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and markets inorganic mineral products primarily in North America and the United Kingdom. The company operates in two segments, Salt and Specialty Fertilizer. The Salt segment produces salt and magnesium chloride for use in road deicing and dust control, food processing, water softeners, pool salt, and agricultural and industrial applications. This segment also purchases potassium chloride and sells as a finished product. The Specialty Fertilizer segment produces and markets sulphate of potash crop nutrients and industrial grade sulfate of potash for use in the production of specialty fertilizers for vegetables, fruits, potatoes, nuts, tobacco, and turf grass. The company also produces and markets consumer deicing and water conditioning products, ingredients used in consumer and commercial food preparation, and other mineral-based products for consumer, agricultural, and industrial applications. In ad dition, Compass Minerals provides records management services to businesses located in the U.K. The company operates rock salt mines in Goderich, Ontario, Canada; and Winsford, Chesire, the United Kingdom. It primarily serves producers of intermediate chemical products used in the production of vinyls and other chemicals, and pulp and paper, as well as water treatment and other industrial uses. The company markets its products through direct sales personnel, contract personnel, and a network of brokers or manufacturers? representatives. Compass Minerals International, Inc., formerly known as Salt Holdings Corporation, was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Brendan Mathews]

    Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP  ) is a sleepy producer of a boring product: rock salt. But it has a strong competitive advantage. It owns the world's largest rock salt mine, which luckily is conveniently located near the major deicing markets of the Great Lakes region. This combination of a great mining resource and ideal location provide the company with a wide, crocodile-filled competitive moat.

Top 10 Supermarket Stocks To Watch Right Now: Iliad SA (ILD)

Iliad SA is a France-based holding company active in the integrated telecommunications sector. The Company provides Internet access services, hosting services and others. Iliad SA is also focused on fixed-line telephony services and the provision of wireless fidelity (WiFi) cards, among several others. In addition, Iliad SA sells via Internet a range of insurance policies. As of December 31, 2012, the Company had a number of subsidiaries, which include Free SAS, Centrapel SAS, Freebox SAS, Telecom Academy SARL, Free Frequences SAS, Iliad 1 SAS, Iliad 2 SAS, Protelco SAS, IFW SAS, IRE SAS, Management Centre De Relation Abonne (MCRA), F Distribution SAS, and Centrapel SAS, among others. Its Fixe subsidiary is a landline business-provider of broadband Internet services. As of year-end 2012, the Company was active as a operator in more than 35 countries. Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Patricio Kehoe]

    In order to counter the aggressive pricing strategy from wireless new entrant Iliad SA (ILD) in France, Orange was forced to reduce prices. Thus, the firm has continued to add wireless subscribers but at a lower average revenue per user, mainly through its low-end Sosh brand.

  • [By Marie Mawad]

    Sales and earnings at Orange are falling as domestic competition with rivals including discounter Iliad SA (ILD) weighs on prices. The carrier, which has diversified into countries from Poland to Egypt, is also trying to keep a lid on debt.

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Top Dow Dividend Companies To Invest In 2016: Nobel Biocare Holding AG (NOBN)

Nobel Biocare Holding AG (Nobel Biocare) is a Swiss medical devices holding company. The Company provides restorative and esthetic dental solutions, such as dental implants, all-ceramic crowns, bridges and laminates, guided surgery solutions, scanners and biomaterials. Its dental implants system solution portfolio includes implants and abutments and individualized prosthetic solutions. Nobel Biocare also offers, through its NobelProcera as well as NobelGuide, a digital planning and ordering concepts for single-tooth to fully edentulous restorations. The Companys comprehensive assortment of individualized prosthetics is produced with computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) technology and an automated industrial production process called NobelProcera. It has sales organizations in over 30 countries worldwide, a distribution network covering approximately 30 markets and production sites in Sweden, the United States, Japan, Canada and Netherlands, am ong others. Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Namitha Jagadeesh]

    Nobel Biocare (NOBN) Holding AG jumped 13 percent to 10.70 Swiss francs, its largest increase since October 2011. The worlds second-biggest maker of dental implants posted first-quarter net income of 13.3 million euros, exceeding the 11.7 million euros projected by analysts in a Bloomberg survey.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Top Forestry Stocks To Buy Right Now

Shares of Shire PLC (ADR) (SHPG) collapsed on Wednesday morning after reports that AbbVie Inc (ABBV) is reconsidering its offer to acquire the company.

In July, pharmaceutical company AbbVie announced that it would acquire Ireland based Shire plc (SHPG) for $54.7 billion. Since this deal was made, The Obama administration has cracked down on tax inversion deals. With the policy change, which has made these types of deals less attractive, ABBV is now considering removing its offer.

Best Transportation Stocks To Buy For 2016: Endurance Gold Corp (EDG)

Endurance Gold Corporation (Endurance) is a precious and rare metals exploration, acquisition and development company focused on the mineral properties in North America. The Company�� properties are in the exploration stage. Endurance�� commodity focus is on gold, rare earth, nickel and copper. Endurance�� properties include Bandito property, Fuego Property, Pardo Gold Property, Nechako Gold Property, Rattlesnake - Natrona Gold Property, McCord Gold Property, Vana Gold Property and Elephant Mountain Gold Property. The Company�� other properties in Canada includes BQ-Endurance Property and Virginia Silver Property. The Nechako Gold Property consists of several mineral claims located within the Cariboo Mining Division, West of Quesnel in British Columbia. Rattlesnake-Natrona Gold Project includes 10 properties totaling over 3,840-acres in the Rattlesnake Hills area of Wyoming. During the year ended December 31, 2011, its claims on BQ-Endurance and Virginia Silver properties were expired. Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Sue Chang and Saumya Vaishampayan]

    Edgen Group Inc. (EDG) �shares jumped 56%. Japan�� Sumitomo Corp. (SSUMY) �on Tuesday agreed to acquire Edgen Group for $12 a share in cash, and the transaction is expected to close by year-end.

  • [By Lauren Pollock]

    Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Tuesday’s session are Diamond Foods Inc.(DMND), Edgen Group Inc.(EDG) and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc.(LXRX)

  • [By Monica Wolfe]

    Edgen Group (EDG)

    Gabelli made his first buy into Egden last week, buying 339,154 shares. The guru bought these shares at $12 per share. He holds 0.78% of the company�� shares outstanding, and his new buy makes him the only guru shareholder with a stake in Edgen Group

Top Forestry Stocks To Buy Right Now: Renishaw PLC (RSW)

Renishaw plc is a metrology company. The Company is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of advanced precision metrology and inspection equipment together with products for the healthcare sector, including Raman spectroscopy systems, dental systems, molecular diagnostic equipment and neurosurgical products. The Company operates in two segments: metrology and healthcare products. The Company�� metrology segment product include Machine Tool Probe Systems, Co-ordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) products, large scale metrology, fixtures, materials research, styli for probe systems, performance testing products, gauging and position encoders. Its healthcare products include Dental Scanners, Raman Microscopes, Dental CAD Software, Neurosurgical robot, Structural and Chemical Analyser, In situ monitors and Neurosurgical Implantables. Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Inyoung Hwang]

    Renishaw Plc (RSW) tumbled 5.7 percent to 1,580 pence, its lowest price since Aug. 7. The maker of precision tools said revenue for the quarter ended in September fell to 79 million pounds from 95.9 million pounds in the year-ago period.

Top Forestry Stocks To Buy Right Now: Movado Group Inc. (MOV)

Movado Group, Inc. designs, sources, markets, and distributes fine watches. It operates in two segments, Wholesale and Retail. The company offers its watches under the Coach, Concord, Ebel, ESQ, Scuderia Ferrari, HUGO BOSS, Juicy Couture, Lacoste, Movado, and Tommy Hilfiger brands to jewelry store chains, department stores, independent regional jewelers, licensed partner retail stores, and a network of independent distributors. It is also involved in the after-sales service activities and shipping. In addition, Movado Group, Inc. operates retail outlet stores. As of January 31, 2013, the company operated 34 outlet stores. It operates principally in the United States, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and the Americas. The company was formerly known as North American Watch Corporation and changed its name to Movado Group, Inc. in 1996. Movado Group, Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Paramus, New Jersey.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Jake L'Ecuyer]

    Movado Group (NYSE: MOV) was also up, gaining 9.18 percent to $45.89 after the company reported upbeat Q4 earnings and issued a strong FY15 outlook.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Movado Group (NYSE: MOV) shares reached a new 52-week low of $33.49. Movado's trailing-twelve-month profit margin is 8.48%.

    MDC Holdings (NYSE: MDC) shares fell 1.16% to touch a new 52-week low of $25.60. MDC Holdings' PEG ratio is 3.14.

  • [By Sean Williams]

    The most obvious choice is through Movado Group (NYSE: MOV  ) , which uses a combination of electronic and mechanical movements through its collection. With an average price point of $300 through upwards of $2,000 per timepiece, Movado delivers to consumers the perception of a higher-end watch and delivers the sleek statement styling that many upper-income earners are looking for. Not surprisingly, Movado has blown Wall Street's EPS estimates out of the water in each of the past four quarters and attributed its 6% sales growth in the first quarter primarily to increased sales in its "accessible luxury category." Not to be forgotten, Movado also has greater than $5 per share in cash and is debt-free, giving shareholders quite the safety net and allowing Movado the luxury of boosting its dividend should it choose to do so.

Top Forestry Stocks To Buy Right Now: C&J Energy Services Inc (CJES)

C&J Energy Services, Inc., incorporated on December 15, 2010, is a provider of hydraulic fracturing, coiled tubing, wireline and other complementary services with a focus on complex, technically demanding well completions. The Company also manufactures and repairs equipment to fulfill its internal needs and for third-party companies in the energy services industry. The Company operates in three reportable segments: Stimulation and Well Intervention Services, Wireline Services and Equipment Manufacturing.

The Company provides hydraulic fracturing coiled tubing and related well intervention services through its Stimulation and Well Intervention Services segment to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. On June 7, 2012, the Company acquired Casedhole Holdings, Inc. and its operating subsidiaries, including Casedhole Solutions, Inc.

Stimulation and Well Intervention Services

The Company's Stimulation and Well Intervention Services segment provides hydraulic fracturing and coiled tubing and other well intervention services, with a focus on complex, technically demanding well completions. The Company's customers use the Company's hydraulic fracturing services to enhance the production of oil and natural gas from formations with low permeability, which restricts the natural flow of hydrocarbons. Hydraulic fracturing involves pumping a fluid down a well casing or tubing at sufficient pressure to cause the underground producing formation to fracture, allowing the oil or natural gas to flow more freely. The Company's engineering staff also provides technical evaluation, job design and fluid recommendations for the Company's customers as an integral element of its fracturing service. The Company's engineering staff also provides technical evaluation, job design and fluid recommendations for the Company's customers as an integral element of its fracturing service.

Wireline Services

The Company's Wireline Services segment p! rovides cased-hole wireline and other complementary services. Its services includes logging, perforating, pipe recovery, pressure testing and pumpdown services, which are critical throughout a well's life cycle.

Equipment Manufacturing

The Company's Equipment Manufacturing segment constructs oilfield equipment, including hydraulic fracturing pumps, coiled tubing units, pressure pumping units and other equipment for the Company's Stimulation and Well Intervention Services and Wireline Services segments as well as for third-party customers in the energy services industry. This segment also provides equipment repair services and oilfield parts and supplies to the energy services industry and to meet the Company's own internal needs.

The Company competes with Halliburton, Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Weatherford International, RPC, Inc., Pumpco, an affiliate of Superior Energy Services, Frac Tech, Stewart & Stevenson, Enerflow Industries Inc., United Engines Manufacturing, Dragon Products and National Oilwell Varco, Inc.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Lee Jackson]

    C&J Energy Services Inc. (NYSE: CJES) undertook an aggressive expansion plan for 2013. That strategy culminated in several deals during the fourth quarter and further plans for 2014. The domestic hydraulic fracturing specialist has spent the past couple of years expanding the business line and, surprisingly, building new equipment. Now with natural gas inventories plunging to five-year lows, C&J Energy is positioned to take advantage of a market where utilization is already firming. Jefferies price target holds steady at $28, and the consensus estimate is $25. Shares closed Friday at $24.50.

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    One oil and gas equipment and services player that insiders are active in here is C&J Energy Services (CJES), which provides hydraulic fracturing, coiled tubing, wireline, and other complementary services to oil and gas exploration and production companies in the U.S. Insiders are buying this stock into major weakness, since shares have dropped sharply lower over the last three months by 34%.

    C&J Energy Services has a market cap of $1 billion and an enterprise value of $1.3 billion. This stock trades at a cheap valuation, with a trailing price-to-earnings of 19.8 and a forward price-to-earnings of 9.9. Its estimated growth rate for this year is 10.7%, and for next year it's pegged at 42.2%. This is not a cash-rich company, since the total cash position on its balance sheet is $20.30 million and its total debt is $345.85 million.

    A director just bought 340,887 shares, or about $6.38 million worth of stock, at $18.69 per share.

    From a technical perspective, CJES is currently trending below both its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is bearish. This stock has recently started to rebound higher off its new 52-week low of $16.66 a share. That rebound is now starting to push shares of CJES within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade.

    If you're bullish on CJES, then I would look for long-biased trades as long as this stock is trending above its new 52-week low of $16.66 and then once it breaks out above some key near-term overhead resistance at $19.86 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above that level with volume that hits near or above its three-month average action of 1.41 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then CJES will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels $21.66 to its 50-day moving average of $23.63 a share.

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Top Forestry Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cohu Inc.(COHU)

Cohu, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and servicing of test handling and burn-in related equipment, and thermal sub-systems for the semiconductor industry worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Semiconductor Equipment, Microwave Communication Systems, and Video Cameras. The Semiconductor Equipment segment develops, manufactures, and sells pick-and-place semiconductor test handlers, burn-in related equipment, and thermal sub-systems to semiconductor manufacturers and semiconductor test subcontractors. It also develops, manufactures, and sells gravity-feed and test-in-strip semiconductor test handling equipment used in final test operations. The Microwave Communication Systems segment develops, manufactures, and sells microwave communications equipment, antenna systems, and associated equipment, which are used in the transmission of video, audio, and telemetry. These products have applications in unmanned aerial vehicles, law enforcement, secu rity and surveillance, and electronic news gathering. Its customers include government agencies, law enforcement and public safety organizations, unmanned air vehicle program contractors, television broadcasters, entertainment companies, professional sports teams, and other commercial entities. The Video Cameras segment develops, manufactures, and sells closed circuit video or CCTV cameras, equipment, and systems for security, surveillance, and traffic monitoring. It also offers accessories, which include monitors, lenses, and camera test equipment. This segment serves end-users, government agencies, original equipment manufacturers, contractors, and value-added resellers. Cohu, Inc. markets its products through direct sales force and independent sales representatives. The company was formerly known as Cohu Electronics, Inc. and changed its name to Cohu, Inc. in 1972. Cohu, Inc. was founded in 1947 and is based in Poway, California.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By John Udovich]

    Small cap stocks Vimicro International Corporation (NASDAQ: VIMC), Cohu, Inc (NASDAQ: COHU) and View Systems Inc (OTCBB: VSYM) are also surveillance and security stocks because they�also offer products that can be used to keep an eye on us���for better or for worst. After all and go to any public space (whether its a shopping mall, entertainment venue or even a street corner), you will probably see (or maybe not see) some sort of security or surveillance equipment. With that in mind, here is a look at three small cap surveillance and security stocks you may have overlooked:

Top Forestry Stocks To Buy Right Now: GSI Group Inc.(GSIG)

GSI Group Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells laser-based solutions, laser scanning devices, and precision motion and optical control technologies worldwide. The company?s Laser Products segment provides lasers and laser-based systems for photonics-based applications, such as cutting, welding, marking, engraving, micro-machining, and scientific research. Its Precision Motion and Technologies segment designs, manufactures, and markets air bearing spindles, encoders, thermal printers, laser scanning devices, and light and color measurement systems to original equipment manufacturers. The company?s Semiconductor Systems segment offers laser based production systems for semiconductor, microelectronics, and electronics manufacturing. This segment?s products comprise WaferRepair for dynamic random access memory, flash memory chips, and LCDs; WaferMark for silicon suppliers and integrated circuit factories; and WaferTrim and Circuit Trim for analog and mixed signal sensor and chip resistor devices, as well as for resistor devices. The company sells its products primarily through direct sales force, resellers, distributors, and system integrators. It serves industrial, electronics, automotive, medical, packaging, aerospace, scientific, semiconductor, lighting, military, and motion picture markets. The company was formerly known as GSI Lumonics Inc. and changed its name to GSI Group Inc. in 2005. GSI Group Inc. was founded in 1970 and is based in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Eric Volkman]

    Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ: ESIO  ) has a new division under its corporate wing. The company has inked a definitive agreement to purchase the semiconductor systems unit of GSI Group (NASDAQ: GSIG  ) . The terms of the deal were not disclosed.