10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016

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June Gold futures are trading lower by $16.60 at $1233.70 In Friday's session. It has been a volatile week for the metal as investors try to decide to determine its next move.

After starting the week at $1234.60, it traded down to $1229 on Tuesday before ending that session at $1254.30. The crazy price action came on Thursday, when it spiked to $1272.40, then retreated to end the session at $1250.30.

Early in today's session, it struggled to hold the $1250 level, but once it gave way for good, the contract fell all the way back to $1228.50, which coincided with Tuesday's low before rebounding back into the $1230 handle.

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10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: NewStar Financial, Inc.(NEWS)

 

NewStar Financial, Inc. operates as a commercial finance company in the United States. It provides senior secured cash flow loans, and second lien and unitranche loans to middle market companies for acquisitions, recapitalizations, and refinancing or other general corporate purposes; and senior secured loans to larger middle market companies. The company also offers working capital financing, such as asset-based loans, including revolving lines of credit, and senior secured term loans to asset-intensive companies for acquisitions, recapitalizations, and growth strategies. In addition, it provides first mortgage transitional financing to professional real estate investors and developers to acquire and reposition commercial properties comprising office, multi-family, retail, and industrial properties. Further, the company offers a range of equipment loan and lease financing options to mid-sized companies to fund various equipmen t types consisting of manufacturing, technology, healthcare, transportation, and telecom equipment, as well as it provides investment advisory and asset management services. It serves healthcare, manufacturing and industrial, financial services, energy/chemical services, printing/publishing, business and technology services, auto/transportation, marketing, wholesale distribution, technology, telecommunications, and education, as well as consumer, retail, and restaurant industries. The company was formerly known as Novus Capital, Inc. and changed its name to NewStar Financial, Inc. in June, 2004. NewStar Financial, Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

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10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: American Tower Corporation (REIT)(AMT)

 

American Tower Corporation is a real estate investment trust. It invests in the real estate markets across the globe. The firm engages in leasing of space on multi-tenant communications sites to wireless service providers, radio and television broadcast companies, wireless data and data providers, government agencies and municipalities and tenants in a number of other industries. American Tower Corporation was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Smith]

    The two names which come to mind as potential buyers are American Tower (AMT) and Crown Castle International (CCI) as the assets would be natural for them to purchase. It would be a large transaction though which would be about 1/6th the current market cap of American Tower and 1/4th the size of Crown Castle’s market cap. Another possible buyer could be a hedge fund, and although there are few names out there specializing in this industry, at the end of the day it is a real estate game and all about the leverage and cash flows. Readers should watch this story because if AT&T does in fact sell its towers, it might be set to make a move on the chess board.

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    Before the bell on Monday, analysts at Nomura Securities upgraded telecommunication tower site operator American Tower Corp (AMT) due to an industry wide upgrade of telecom tower operators, including the non-dividend paying companies SAB Comm (SBAC) and Crown Castle (CCI).

    The analysts upgraded AMT from “Neutral” to “Buy” and now see shares reaching $90, up from the previous price target of $85. This new price target suggests a 22% upside to the stock’s Friday closing price of $73.71.

    “Tower industry revenue grew over 20% in 1H13, helped by strong carrier network spending and tower acquisitions,” Nomura analyst Adam Ilkowitz noted. “On an organic basis, we believe site rental revenue growth of ~11% for the tower operators is a sign of the health of the U.S. wireless industry and elevated capital spending. After 30% portfolio growth in 2012 across the three tower operators, profitability is recovering from diluted levels. Despite a still-tepid global economy, carriers are investing in their networks to respond to consumer demands and traffic growth. With our positive outlook and upwardly revised estimates, we are increasing our target prices for AMT and SBAC both from $85 to $90 and raising AMT to a Buy. We are raising our 2014 AFFO estimates for all three operators given strong activity levels and announced acquisitions.”

    Furthermore, the analysts at Nomura lowered AMT’s fiscal 2013 adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) estimates from $3.69 to $3.65, but raised its fiscal 2014 AFFO estimates from $4.25 to $4.50.

    American Tower Corp shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up 22.83% year-to-date.

Hot Services Companies To Buy For 2016: Energy XXI Ltd.(EXXI)

 

Energy XXI Ltd engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of oil and natural gas properties onshore in Louisiana and Texas, and on the Gulf of Mexico. As of June 30, 2015, the company had net proved reserves of 183.5 million barrels of oil equivalent. It operated or had an interest in 567 gross producing wells on 388,199 net developed acres, including interests in 52 producing fields. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Energy XXI Ltd (NASDAQ: EXXI) were down 72 percent to $0.181 after the company announced that it and some of its subsidiaries have entered into a Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA) with holders of more than 63 percent of its secured second lien 11.0 percent notes. Energy XXI added that in order to implement the terms of the RSA, it has commenced cases under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: 21Vianet Group, Inc.(VNET)

 

21Vianet Group, Inc. provides carrier-neutral Internet data center services to Internet companies, government entities, blue-chip enterprises, and small- to mid-sized enterprises in the Peoples Republic of China. It offers hosting and related services to house servers and networking equipment in its data centers, and connects them through a data transmission network; and other hosting related value-added services. The companys hosting and related services include managed hosting services that offer data center space to customers servers and networking equipment and provide tailored server administration services; and interconnectivity services that allow customers to connect their servers with Internet backbones and other networks through its border gateway protocol network or single-line, dual-line, or multiple-line network. Its hosting and related services also comprises content delivery network services; cloud service s that enable businesses to run their applications over the Internet using its IT infrastructure; virtual private network services; and value-added services, such as firewall, server load balancing, data backup and recovery, data center management, server management, and backup server services. In addition, the company provides traffic charts and analysis, gateway monitoring for servers, domain name system setup, defense mechanism against distributed denial of service attacks, basic setting of switches and routers, and virus protections; managed network services that allow customers to transmit data across the Internet through its hosting area network and data transmission network; route optimization services; and wired broadband services. As of December 31, 2014, it operated 16 self-built and 73 partnered data centers located in approximately 30 cities in China with 21,522 cabinets. It has strategic partnerships with Microsoft Corporation and IBM. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Beijing, the Peoples Republi! c of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    21Vianet Group Inc (NASDAQ: VNET) shares rose 5.88 percent to $15.30 in the pre-market trading session as the company reported a $388 million investment by TUS Holdings.

10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: Veeva Systems Inc.(VEEV)

Veeva Systems Inc. (Veeva), incorporated on January 12, 2007, is a provider of cloud-based software solutions for the global life sciences industry. The Company offers solutions for a range of requirements within life sciences companies, including multichannel customer relationship management, regulated content and information management, master data management and customer data. The Company offers solutions to areas, including the Veeva CRM family of applications for multichannel customer relationship management to enable coordinated and personalized customer engagement through multiple touch points; Veeva Vault for regulated content management and information management solutions to enable the management of content-centric processes; the Veeva Network master data management solutions for the management of customer master and product master data, and Veeva’s data and data services offerings, including Veeva OpenData for customer reference data and Veeva KOL Data for data.

The Company’s professional services include implementation and deployment planning and project management; requirements analysis, solution design and configuration; systems environment management and deployment services; services focused on advancing or transforming business and operating processes related to Veeva solutions; technical consulting services related to data migration and systems integrations; training on solutions, and ongoing managed services, such as outsourced systems administration. The Company offers Veeva Commercial Cloud for the commercial function of life sciences companies.

Multichannel Customer Relationship Management

Veeva CRM, the Company’s multichannel customer relationship management solutions, allow pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to market and sell to physicians, other healthcare professionals and healthcare organizations across multiple touch points, including in-person, e-mail and online. Veev a CRM provides specialized functionality, such as prescripti! on drug sample management with electronic signature capture, the management of complex affiliations between physicians and the organizations where they work, and the capture of medical inquiries from physicians. The Company has designed and built a specific application for each mobile device platform it support, including Apple iPads, Windows 8 and 10 mobile devices, Windows-based laptops and tablet personal computers (PC).

The Company’s Veeva CRM and Veeva Medical CRM enables physician-facing employees, such as pharmaceutical sales representatives, key account managers and scientific liaisons to manage, track and optimize interactions with healthcare professionals utilizing a single, integrated solution. Its Veeva CLM provides closed-loop marketing capabilities for use in in-person interactions with physicians. Veeva CLM allows customers to replace paper-based materials with interactive electronic marketing presentations while controlling the storage, distribut ion, presentation and tracking of promotional materials. Its Veeva CRM Mobile is a mobile application that runs on the Apple iPad and the Windows 8 and 10 platforms, combines the key functionality of Veeva CRM and Veeva CLM to provide users with functionality that helps maximize productivity in the field. Veeva CRM Mobile was designed to provide the functionality needed for pharmaceutical field sales representatives and other users to finish tasks in locations, such as hospitals and physicians’ offices, whether or not an Internet connection is available. Its Veeva CRM Approved Email provides for the management, delivery and tracking of regulatory compliant e-mail communication between sales representatives and physicians.

The Company’s Veeva CRM Engage provides closed-loop marketing capabilities for self-directed physician interactions via the Web. The Company’s Veeva CRM CoBrowse provides closed-loop marketing capabilities for Web-based presentations to physici ans led by the sales and marketing staff of life sciences co! mpanies. ! Its Veeva CRM Events Management enables the planning, management and execution of group meetings with healthcare professionals, and helps life sciences companies track and manage spending in order to meet transparency reporting requirements. Its Veeva Align enables life sciences companies to manage the allocation and alignment of sales and marketing resources to customers across various communication channels and define multichannel plans of action.

Regulated Content Management and Collaboration

Veeva Vault, its cloud-based content and information management solution, is used by its customers across commercial functions, including medical, sales and marketing, and research and development (R&D) functions, including clinical, regulatory and quality. Veeva Vault consists of over nine business applications and its Veeva Vault Platform. Veeva Vault applications each include a data model, deep functionality, and pre-defined workflows required to support specific industry processes. Veeva Vault can be deployed as an integrated solution across multiple applications, enabling its customers to manage various important documents and related data in a single, global system. The Veeva Vault Platform was built with the content and information management requirements of the life sciences industry in mind, including audit trail capabilities that record actions and updates enabling customers to manage their regulated content and data in a compliant manner. In addition, the Veeva Vault Platform offers functionality across various the Veeva Vault applications, such as searching, content viewing and annotation, workflow and approvals, electronic signatures, reporting and open application programming interfaces to allow for integration with other systems. The Veeva Vault Platform also includes a configuration toolset that allows customers to create their own Veeva Vault applications.

Veeva Vault applications primarily for use by research and development departments of life sciences co! mpanies i! nclude Veeva Vault eTMF, which is an electronic trial master file application that manages the repository of important documents for active and archived clinical trials and also enables collaboration between the life sciences company sponsoring the trial and its outsourced partners; Veeva Vault Study Startup enables life sciences companies to manage the process of activating investigator sites for clinical trials, accelerating time to first patient enrollment and automating complicated processes while helping to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements and connectivity with Vault eTMF; Veeva Vault Investigator Portal, which manages the collection of documentation and collaboration among trial sponsors, trial sites and the researchers conducting the trials, known as investigators; Veeva Vault QualityDocs enables the creation, review, approval, distribution and management of controlled documents, such as standard operating procedures (SOPs), manufacturing recipes and s pecifications, and Veeva Vault Submissions, which helps life sciences companies to gather and organize all the documents and other content that will be included in a regulatory submission to a healthcare authority, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Company’s Veeva Vault Registrations enables life sciences companies to manage, track and report product and registration information around the world, including registration status, variations, health authority questions and commitments and certification requests. Its Veeva Vault SubmissionsArchive is an authoritative source for submissions and correspondence that stores published submissions in a secure, globally accessible repository. Its Veeva Vault PromoMats enables life sciences companies to manage the end-to-end process for creation, approval, distribution, expiration and withdrawal of commercial content across the digital supply chain. Its Veeva Vault MedComms provides life sciences companies with a single, validated source of medical content across mu! ltiple ch! annels and geographies.

Master Data Management

Veeva Network Customer Master, the Company’s cloud-based customer master and data management solution, is designed to help life sciences companies create and maintain a single, complete and accurate record of the healthcare professionals and healthcare organizations. Veeva Network Customer Master is an industry-specific, cloud-based customer master software solution that de-duplicates, standardizes and cleanses healthcare professional and organization data from multiple systems and data sources to arrive at a single, consolidated customer master record. Veeva Network Customer Master comes pre-configured with a data model that is specific to life sciences and supports global harmonization, as well as country, market and regional data specifications within a single system. Veeva Network Customer Master also includes an intuitive user interface, free text search and filtering capabilities, and the ability to track and measure data quality and operating efficiency through key performance indicators.

Veeva Network Customer Master can be used with Veeva OpenData to simplify the process of data delivery to customers and provide bi-directional integration of requests for data enrichment. Additionally, eeva Network Customer Master can be operated in what it refers to as private mode when data from third-party data providers is uploaded to the Veeva Network solution. In private mode, the bi-directional integration between Veeva Network Customer Master and Veeva OpenData is disabled. Veeva Network Customer Master is also fully integrated with Veeva CRM in order to make the healthcare professional and healthcare organization data available to sales and marketing users. The Company’s Veeva Network Product Master is a cloud-based product master data management offering to help life sciences companies create complete and accurate product master records.

Data and Data Services

Veeva OpenData Customer Data pro! vides hea! lthcare professional and healthcare organization data that includes demographic and license information, affiliations, and other key data, such as digital profiles crucial to customer engagement and compliance. Its Veeva OpenData Compliance Data identifies and assigns healthcare professional specialty information and license status, including expiration dates, which are required to the compliance processes with respect to certain life sciences activities, such as confirming drug sample eligibility and assigning sales territories. Its Veeva OpenData Data Services manage healthcare professional and healthcare organization data. Its Veeva OpenData Email Services provides e-mail data and e-mail rental services to help improve outreach to healthcare professionals through digital channels. Its Veeva KOL Data and Services provide profile information for important healthcare professionals and other stakeholders, gathered from their conference presentations, published research, clini cal trials, grants, articles and social activity.

The Company competes with Oracle Corporation, IMS Health Holding, Inc., EMC Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, OpenText Corporation and Informatica Corporation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE: VEEV) shares shot up 9 percent to $32.30 after the company reported better-than-expected results for the first quarter and issued a strong revenue forecast for the year.

10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: Google Inc.(GOOG)

Google Inc. maintains an index of Web sites and other online content for users, advertisers, and Google network members and other content providers. It offers AdWords, an auction-based advertising program; AdSense program, which enables Web sites that are part of the Google Network to deliver ads from its AdWords advertisers; Google Display, a display advertising network that comprises the videos, text, images, and other interactive ads; DoubleClick Ad Exchange, a real-time auction marketplace for the trading of display ad space; and YouTube that provides video, interactive, and other ad formats for advertisers. The company also provides Google Mobile that optimizes Google?s applications for mobile devices in browser and downloadable form; and enables advertisers to run search ad campaigns on mobile devices, as well as Google Local that provides local information on the Web; and Google Boost for small businesses to participate in the ads auction. In addition, it offers And roid, an open source mobile software platform; Google Chrome OS, an open source operating system; Google Chrome, a Web browser; Google TV, a platform for the consumers to use the television and the Internet on a single screen; and Google Books platform to discover, search, and consume content from printed books online. Further, the company provides Google Apps, a cloud computing suite of message and collaboration tools, which includes Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google Sites; Google Search Appliance that offers real-time search of business and intranet applications, and public Web sites; Google Site Search, a custom search engine; Google Commerce Search for online retail enterprises; Google Checkout to make online shopping and payments streamlined and secure; Google Maps Application Programming Interface; and Google Earth Enterprise, a firewall software solution for imagery and data visualization. Google Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By David Goldman]

    The government also hopes tech companies will block pro-ISIS messages, photos and videos. Facebook (FB, Tech30), Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL, Tech30), Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) and LinkedIn (LNKD, Tech30) have all voiced support for the administration’s efforts.

10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: Monro Muffler Brake, Inc.(MNRO)

Monro Muffler Brake, Inc., incorporated on October 5, 1959, is engaged in the provision of automotive undercar repair and tire services in the United States. The Company provides a range of services on passenger cars, light trucks and vans for brakes; mufflers and exhaust systems, and steering, drive train, suspension and wheel alignment. The Company also provides other products and services, including tires and routine maintenance services, including state inspections. The Company is also engaged in repair and replacement of parts. The Company’s store provides a range of undercar repair services for brakes, steering, mufflers and exhaust systems, drive train, suspension and wheel alignment, as well as tire replacement and service. These services apply to all makes and models of domestic and foreign cars, light trucks and vans.

The Company also offers scheduled maintenance services in its stores where services are packaged and offered to consumers based upon t he year, make, model and mileage of each specific vehicle. The Company’s maintenance services include oil change services, heating and cooling system flush and fill service, belt installation, fuel system service and a transmission flush and fill service. The Company’s Tire Warehouse and Tire Barn Warehouse stores are typical service or tire stores involving tire services, including the mounting and balancing of tires, and the sale of road hazard warranties. All stores provide the installation of wiper blades. The Company offers mobile applications on the iPhone and Android platforms for the Monro, Mr. Tire, Tire Warehouse, and The Tire Choice brands. The Company’s mobile applications enable customers to manage vehicle service records on their smart phones and access information, coupons and specials.

The Company operated stores in approximately 25 states, including Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachuse tts, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York! , North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin, primarily under the names Monro Muffler Brake & Service, Tread Quarters Discount Tire, Mr. Tire, Autotire Car Care Center, Tire Warehouse, Tire Barn Warehouse, Ken Towery’s Tire & Auto Care, The Tire Choice and Car-X. The Company operated a chain of approximately 1,030 Company-operated stores, over 135 franchised locations and approximately 15 dealer-operated stores providing automotive undercar repair and tire services in the United States.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Yesterday, shares of Monro Muffler Brake (MNRO) plunged 3.1% after Barron’s Leslie Norton panned the stock in this weekend’s issue of the magazine. And wouldn’t you know it? Monro’s shares are skidding lower once again today.

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    Norton’s argument was straightforward:

    At a recent $62, Rochester, N.Y.based Monro (ticker: MNRO) trades at a lofty 28 times forward earnings, compared with a 10-year average of 21.1, and 17 times earnings for the Standard & Poors 500. With sales growth slowing as competition increases, Monros strategic goal of achieving 15% annual sales gains and 20% profit growth seems distant.

    Any hint of more sluggish sales could push the shares down at least 10%. Bruce Geller, CEO of money manager Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher, who is short the stock, says, A fairly commoditized business with low organic growth deserves a more reasonable multiple of 20 times.

    That would put the stock in the mid-$40s.

    Shares of Monro Muffler Brake have dropped 4% to $57.59 at 3:49 p.m. today, leaving around 20% of downside.

    UPDATE: This post initially misspelled ‘Brake’ as ‘Break.’ It’s been corrected.

10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: Alon USA Partners, LP(ALDW)

 

Alon USA Partners, LP refines and markets petroleum products in the United States. The company owns and operates a crude oil refinery in Big Spring, Texas with crude oil throughput capacity of 73,000 barrels per day. It refines oil into petroleum products, including gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, petrochemicals, petrochemical feed stocks, asphalts, and other petroleum products. The company sells its products through its wholesale distribution network to retail convenience stores and other third-party distributors primarily in Central and West Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona. Alon USA Partners GP, LLC serves as a general partner of the company. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Dallas, Texas. Alon USA Partners, LP is a subsidiary of Alon USA Energy, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tom Dorsey]

    Over a several day period, I submitted questions and Mr. Eisman, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Alon USA Energy Inc. (ALJ) and the parent company of Alon USA Partners LP Inc. (ALDW) responded. He provided some key insights to some challenges the company faces, where the company is going, and the opportunities available in the future. This insight should provide investors with additional information to understand the value of the company and the opportunity as an investor in the company.

10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc(AHT)

 

Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment and management of properties in the hospitality industry. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm primarily invests in hotels with a focus on the ownership of upper-upscale and upscale full-service and select service hotels in primary, secondary and resort markets. It also invests in mid-scale and luxury hotels. The firm invests across all segments and at all levels of the capital structure, including direct hotel investments, first mortgages, mezzanine loans, construction loans, and sale-leaseback transactions. It primarily concentrates among Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, and Starwood brands. Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related AHT 25 Biggest Mid-Day Gainers For Friday Mid-Day Market Update: Hortonworks Drops Following Weak Results; Freshpet Shares Spike Higher Ashford Hospitality Trust's (AHT) CEO Montgomery Bennet on Q2 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha) Related NEWS Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Higher; Micron To Lower Jobs Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Lower; Broadcom Profit Beats Expectations NewStar Financial's (NEWS) CEO Tim Conway on Q2 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)

     

10 Best Cheapest Stocks For 2016: Newell Rubbermaid Inc.(NWL)

 

Newell Brands Inc. designs, manufactures or sources, and distributes consumer and commercial products worldwide. The companys Writing segment offers writing instruments, including markers and highlighters, pens, and pencils; art products; activity-based adhesive and cutting products; fine writing instruments; and labeling solutions under the Sharpie, Paper Mate, Expo, Prismacolor, Mr. Sketch, Elmer’s, X-Acto, Parker, Waterman, and Dymo Office brands. Its Home Solutions segment provides indoor/outdoor organization, food storage, and home storage products; durable beverage containers; gourmet cookware, bakeware, and cutlery; window treatments; and hair care accessories under the Rubbermaid, Contigo, Bubba, Calphalon, Levolor, and Goody brands. The companys Tools segment offers hand and power tool accessories; industrial band saw blades; tools for HVAC systems; and industrial label makers and printers under the Irwin, Lenox, Hilmor, and Dymo Industrial brands. Its Commercial Products segment designs, manufactures or sources, and distributes cleaning and refuse products, hygiene systems, and material handling solutions under the Rubbermaid Commercial Products brand names. The companys Baby & Parenting segment offers infant and juvenile products, such as car seats, strollers, highchairs, and playards directly under the Graco, Baby Jogger, Aprica, and Teutonia brands. The company sells its products through distributors and directly to mass merchants, warehouse clubs, grocery/drug stores, office superstores, office supply stores, and contract stationers, as well as travel retail, on-line, and other retailers; and specialty and department stores, home centers, industrial/construction outlets, commercial products distributors, contract customers, and other professional customers. The company was formerly known as Newell Rubbermaid Inc. and changed its name to Newell Brands Inc. in April 2016. Newell Brands Inc. was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in Atl! anta, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    On a market cap weighted basis,Wal-Mart trades at a discount to the average of a group of large-cap consumer staples companies (Coca-Cola (KO), PepsiCo (PEP), Newell Brands (NWL), Procter & Gamble (PG), and Colgate-Palmolive (CL) – covered by Morgan Stanley Analyst Dara Mohsenian). Wal-Mart’s FTM relative P/E multiple is currently 0.76x vs. the 0.89x average over the last 15 years.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Last week, Tiffany (TIF) CFO Ralph Nicolettileft the luxury retailer for Newell Brands (NWL). Wells Fargo’s Ike Boruchow and team argued that Nicoletti’s departure is “an untimely distraction” for a stock that can’t afford one: