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Today I am outlining why I believe Unilever (LN:ULVR) (NY:UL) should continue to head higher on the back of strong emerging markets.
Emerging markets to remain a lucrative revenues driver
Shares in Unilever have moved broadly to the downside in recent months, thundering almost 14% lower over the past three months, as fears over demand from developing markets have dented appetite for the cyclical stock. But in my opinion, recent weakness provides a fresh opportunity to plough into the stock, as Unilever is still expected to punch meaty sales growth of 8% this year, a figure broadly in line with its historical average.
The household goods giant exacerbated patchy investor sentiment by warning of falling demand in critical developing regions in its latest trading update in September. Unilever warned that it has seen “weakening in the market growth of many emerging countries in quarter three and now expects underlying sales growth of 3 to 3.5% in the quarter”. By comparison, the business posted like-for-like sales growth of 5% in the second quarter of 2013.
10 Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2014: Deutsche Boerse AG (DB1)
Deutsche Boerse AG is a Germany-based international financial marketplace operator. It operates four business segments: Xetra; Eurex; Clearstream, and Market Data & Analytics. The Xetra business segment comprises three business areas: cash market using the Xetra electronic trading system and Xetra Frankfurt specialist trading; central counterparty for equities, and admission of securities to listing. The Eurex business segment comprises four business areas: electronic derivatives market trading platform Eurex; electronic options trading platform ISE; over-the-counter trading platforms Eurex Bonds, Eurex Repo, and Eurex Clearing. The Clearstream business segment comprises three business areas: custody, administration and settlement services for securities; global securities financing services, and investment funds services. The Market Data & Analytics business segment comprises two business areas: sales of price information and information distribution, and index development a nd sales. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Nikolaj Gammeltoft]
The mishap followed others earlier in the week. An Oct. 30 malfunction interrupted data transmission at Deutsche Boerse AG (DB1)’s International Securities Exchange, while Nasdaq was unable to distribute prices for its benchmark stock indexes for almost an hour on Oct. 29. The breakdowns refocused concern that the distribution of trading over dozens of mostly automated venues has made U.S. securities markets fundamentally flawed.
- [By Jonathan Morgan]
QSC AG (QSC), a provider of telephony and data services to small and medium-sized businesses, jumped 9.5 percent after posting an increase in quarterly net income. Deutsche Boerse AG (DB1) retreated 2.7 percent after Equinet Bank AG downgraded the shares to sell.
- [By Nikolaj Gammeltoft]
IntercontinentalExchange, the energy and commodity futures bourse known as ICE, is buying the U.S. equity exchange operator as the profitability of stock trading declines and derivatives generate more income. European Union regulators approved the deal on June 24 after blocking Deutsche Boerse AG (DB1)’s purchase of NYSE last year, citing concern over competition in derivatives and clearing.
- [By Whitney Kisling]
A fault today halted transactions on Deutsche Boerse AG (DB1)’s Eurex unit, Europe’s largest derivatives market, for about an hour through 9:20 a.m. Frankfurt time.
10 Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2014: Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (BFAM)
Bright Horizons Family Solution Inc., incorporated on May 9, 2008, provider of child care and early education services, as well as other services designed to help employers and families better address the challenges of work and life. The Company provides services primarily under multi-year contracts with employers who offer child care and other dependent care solutions as part of their employee benefits packages to improve employee engagement, productivity, recruitment and retention. The Company’s service offerings include Center-based full service child care and early education; back-up dependent care, and educational advisory services. As of June 30, 2012, the Company operated a total of 773 child care and early education centers across a range of customer industries with the capacity to serve approximately 87,400 children in the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Canada and India. In April 2013, it announced the acquisition of k idsunlimited, operator of nurseries throughout England and Scotland.
The Company’s curriculum adapts to the changing needs, interests, and abilities of each child in its care. The Company’s Great Places for Babies program provides a caring, welcoming environment where baby can grow from a bundle of joy to a bundle of curiosity. The Company develops a personal care plan for each infant based on his or her schedule, nutritional guidelines, and any other special attention he/she requires. The Company’s Growing World of Toddlers program uses hands-on exploration and social interaction in safe, engaging surroundings to help the child learn about his or her world. The Company’s back-up dependent care programs provide employees with a safety net for those days when regular arrangements fall through.
- [By Rich Smith]
Watertown, Mass.-based Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE: BFAM ) , the international employer-sponsored child care and education company, is expanding its business in one country in particular this week. On Thursday, Bright Horizons announced that it has acquired Britain’s kidsunlimited, operator of 64 nurseries in England and Scotland.
- [By Rick Munarriz]
3. Bright Horizons Family Solutions (NYSE: BFAM )
Parents can’t always be around. Having a stay-at-home parent isn’t always feasible, and that’s where day care comes in. Bright Horizons is the country’s largest provider of employer-sponsored child care services, operating more than 750 child-care and early-education centers. It went public in January.
10 Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2014: VALE S.A.(VALE)
Vale S.A. engages in the exploration, production, and sale of basic metals in Brazil. The company also involves in fertilizers, logistics, and steel businesses. The Bulk Material segment consist of iron ore mining and pellet production, as well as its Brazilian Northern and Southern transportation systems, including railroads, ports, and terminals. This segment also includes manganese mining and ferroalloys. The Base Metals segment produces nonferrous minerals, including nickel, copper, and aluminum consisting of aluminum trading activities, alumina refining, aluminum metal smelting, and bauxite mining. The Fertilizers segment provides potash, phosphates, and nitrogen. The Logistic Services segment consists of transportation systems, including ships, ports, and railroads for third party cargos. This segment includes 10,179 kilometers of railroad infrastructure, 8 seaport terminals, 5 general cargo ports, and 2 iron ore export terminals. In addition, it generates energy thr ough hydroelectric power plants. The company was founded in 1942 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
It’s shares have dropped 4.7% to $17.78 at 2:31 p.m. today, joining a selloff that has caused Rio Tinto (RIO) to fall 2.4% to $52.11, BHP Billiton (BHP) to decline 2.8% to $64.82 and Vale (VALE) to drop 3.2% to $12.62.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources have fallen 2.7% to $18.59 at today at 3:42 p.m., while Rio Tinto (RIO) has fallen 3.6% to $53.36, BHP Billiton (BHP) has dropped 2.2% to $66.64 and Vale (VALE) has plunged 5% to $13.05.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
It can’t just be iron-ore prices that got Cliff’s Natural Resources down. Its shares have dropped 27% this year, while Rio Tinto (RIO) is little change, BHP Billiton (BHP) has ticked up 0.7% and Vale (VALE) has dropped 7.9%.
10 Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2014: Radware Ltd.(RDWR)
Radware Ltd. provides application delivery solutions and network security solutions to banks, insurance companies, manufacturing and retail, government agencies, media companies, and service providers worldwide. The company offers AppDirector Intelligent Application Delivery Controller for data center optimization and to eliminate traffic surges, server bottlenecks, connectivity disconnects, and downtime for business continuity; and Alteon Application Switch application delivery controller that supports local, global, and transparent load-balance, multi-homing network load-balance, and bandwidth management capabilities. It also provides AppXML, which offers XML and Web services communications for mission-critical applications; AppWall, a Web application firewall (WAF) appliance that secures Web applications; LinkProof that manages wide area networks and Internet traffic for networks; Content Inspection Director, a smart redirection and dynamic policy enforcement device to meet contemporary carrier needs; and Session Initiation Protocol Director, an application delivery controller for application vendors, telecom equipment manufacturers, and system integrators. In addition, the company offers DefensePro Intrusion Prevention and Denial of Service products that protect against worms, bots, viruses, malicious intrusions, and DOS attacks; Inflight, a hardware device that provides online and network-based monitoring solutions; and APSolute Vision, an appliance-based management and monitoring system for information technology staff to centrally manage distributed devices and check the performance and security of enterprise wide application delivery infrastructures. It markets and sells its products primarily through distributors and resellers in North America, Europe, and Asia, as well as directly to select customers in the United States. Radware Ltd. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.
- [By Evan Niu, CFA]
What: Shares of Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR ) have fallen by as much as 24% after the company announced disappointing preliminary earnings for the first quarter.
- [By Evan Niu, CFA]
Rival ADC vendor Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR ) also issued disappointing preliminary results this morning, with its own revenue projected at $45 million — also below its guidance. Radware said sales were strong in the U.S. market but cited weakness in EMEA and China for its weakness.
10 Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2014: Cass Information Systems Inc(CASS)
Cass Information Systems, Inc. provides payment and information processing services to large manufacturing, distribution, and retail enterprises in the United States. The company provides transportation invoice rating, payment, audit, accounting, and transportation information services. It also processes and pays utility invoices, including electricity, gas, and other facility related expenses, as well as offers bill processing, audit, and payment services for telephone, data line, cellular, and communication equipment expense to the telecommunications expense management market. In addition, Cass Information Systems, through its banking subsidiary, Cass Commercial Bank, provides a range of commercial banking products and services, such as checking, savings, and time deposit accounts; commercial and commercial real estate loans; and cash management services to privately owned businesses, and churches and church-related ministries. It operates through five branches, includin g four in the St. Louis metropolitan area; and one in southern California. The company was formerly known as Cass Commercial Corporation and changed its name to Cass Information Systems, Inc. in January 2001. Cass Information Systems, Inc. was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Bridgeton, Missouri.
- [By Charles Carlson]
Cass Information Systems (CASS) provides invoice management, audit, and payment services for companies in a variety of industries. The company disburses approximately $35 billion annually for its clients.
10 Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2014: Zions Bancorporation(ZION)
Zions Bancorporation, a multi bank holding company, provides various banking and related products and services in the United States. The company offers community banking services, including small and medium-sized business and corporate banking; commercial and residential development, construction, and term lending; retail banking; treasury cash management and related products and services; residential mortgage; trust and wealth management; and investment activities. It also provides personal banking services to individuals, including home mortgages, bankcard, installment loans, home equity lines of credit, checking accounts, savings accounts, time certificates, safe deposit facilities, direct deposits, and automated teller machine access. In addition, the company offers small business administration lending services; secondary market agricultural real estate mortgage loans; municipal finance advisory and underwriting services; and wealth management and online brokerage ser vices. As of December 31, 2010, Zions Bancorporation offered its banking services through 495 branches in Utah, California, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and New Mexico. The company was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- [By Wallace Witkowski]
Shares of Zions Bancorp (ZION) fell 0.8% to $32.72 on moderate volume after it was revealed it was the only bank out of 30 that did not have sufficient Tier 1 capital under a Federal Reserve stress test.
- [By Sue Chang]
Other companies scheduled to release quarterly results on Monday include Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) , Seagate Technology Inc. (STX) , United States Steel Corp. (X) , and Zions Bancorp (ZION) .
10 Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2014: ProShares UltraShort QQQ (QID)
ProShares UltraShort QQQ (the Fund), formerly UltraShort QQQ ProShares, seeks daily investment results that correspond to twice the inverse daily performance of the NASDAQ Index-100 Index. The NASDAQ-100 Index represents the largest non-financial domestic and international issues listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market. To be eligible for inclusion, companies cannot be in bankruptcy proceedings and must meet certain additional criteria, including minimum trading volume and seasoning requirements.
The NASDAQ-100 Index is calculated under a modified capitalization-weighted methodology. The Fund takes positions in securities and/or financial instruments that, in combination, should have similar daily return characteristics as 200% of the daily return of the index. The NASDAQ-100 Index is a price return index. The Fund’s investment advisor is ProShare Advisors LLC.
- [By John Udovich]
The so-called Hindenburg Omen predicting a major market crash is increasingly popping into the headlines; but regardless of whether or not you believe in the prophecy, short ETFs like ProShares UltraShort S&P500 ETF (NYSEARCA: SDS), ProShares Short Dow30 ETF (NYSEARCA: DOG) and ProShares UltraShort QQQ ETF (NYSEARCA: QID) can off you some protection or insurance. We have also periodically added short ETFs to our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolio as a hedge against short-term market downturns or short-term trend reversals and right now, we have the ProShares UltraShort S&P500 ETF in our portfolio.
10 Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2014: United States Cellular Corporation(USM)
United States Cellular Corporation operates as a wireless telecommunications service provider in the United States. The company offers wireless voice and data services to retail consumer and business customers. It provides wireless services in postpaid service plans with voice, messaging, and data services; and prepaid service plans with minutes, messaging, and data services for a monthly fee. The company also offers various additional features, including caller ID blocking, call forwarding, voicemail, call waiting, and three-way calling; and data usage features consisting of Web browsing, email services, instant messaging, text messaging, and picture and video messaging. As of December 31, 2010, it provided wireless voice and data services to 6.1 million customers in 26 states. In addition, the company operates retail stores that sell a range of wireless devices, including handsets, modems, and tablets, as well as accessories, such as carrying cases, hands-free devices, b atteries, battery chargers, memory cards, and other items to consumers and small businesses. Further, it sells wireless devices to agents and other third-party distributors for resale; operates service facilities that provide servicing and repair for wireless devices; and enables customers to activate service and purchase wireless devices online. The company?s business customers include small-to-mid-size businesses in various industries, including construction, retail, professional services, and real estate. It offers its products and services through retail sales and service centers, direct sales, and independent agents. The company was founded in 1983 and is based in Chicago, Illinois. United States Cellular Corporation is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.
- [By Jim Probasco]
CNET said it expects to see ZTE focus on premium quality smartphones at the Mobile World Congress at the end of February this year. This would be a departure from the company’s previous concentration on mid-range priced phones offered by smaller carriers like Cricket Wireless, U.S. Cellular, (NYSE: USM) and Aio Wireless.
- [By Reuters]
Michael Sohn/APSprint CEO Dan Hesse Sprint has been ranked last among U.S. cellphone service operators in a customer satisfaction survey by the influential Consumer Reports organization, scoring dismal marks for measures ranging from voice to 4G reliability. No-frills carrier Consumer Cellular received the highest overall score of 88 out of 100, followed by U.S. Cellular (USM) with 75. Sprint received the lowest score of 59, faring the worst in terms of value, voice, text and 4G services. The annual ratings were based on a September survey of 58,399 cellphone service subscribers by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, which publishes widely followed surveys and reviews of everything from cars to refrigerators. In last year’s survey, Sprint (S) trailed only Verizon Wireless among the four major carriers. Verizon Wireless (VZ) (VOD) ranked highest again this year with a score of 71. T-Mobile US (TMUS) rated 65 and AT&T (T) 64, according to survey results released Thursday. The rankings are based on ratings for voice, text and 4G, taking into account the occurrence of problems and adjusted for frequency of use. Sprint has been revamping its network after years of customer losses. The company, which is 80 percent owned by SoftBank, warned in October that customer defections would remain high in coming quarters. The company reported a decline in third-quarter revenue as it lost more subscribers than expected following the shutdown of its older network. “Our latest cell service satisfaction survey revealed a somewhat precipitous decline by Sprint that shuffled the rankings of the major standard service providers,” Glenn Derene, Electronics Content Development Team Leader for Consumer Reports, said in a statement.
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10 Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2014: SilverSun Technologies Inc (SSNT)
SilverSun Technologies Inc, formerly Trey Resources, Inc., incorporated on October 3, 2002, is a business consultant for small and medium sized businesses and resellers and developers of financial accounting software. It also publishes its own electronic data interchange (EDI) software. It specializes in software integration and deployment, programming, and training and technical support, aimed at improving the financial reporting and operational efficiencies of small and medium sized companies. The sale of its financial accounting software is concentrated in the northeastern United States, while its EDI software and programming services are sold to corporations nationwide. It also provides software customization, data migration, business consulting, and implementation assistance for complex design environments. The Company’s three product categories include Financial Accounting Software, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Software and Warehouse Management Systems. Its se rvices include network services and business consulting. In January 2012, the Company acquired the Sage software customer accounts of IncorTech. In January 2012, the Company acquired remaining 20% of SWK Technologies. In April 2012, its subsidiary, SWK Technologies, sold the Sage ERP X3 global enterprise solution to a power generation facility in the Northeastern United States. In June 2012, the Company acquired Micro-Point, Inc. In February 2013, the Company’s SWK Technologies, Inc. acquired Sage business partner accounts of Point Solutions, LLC. In February 2013, its wholly owned subsidiary, SWK Technologies Inc., completed the acquisition of the Sage business partner accounts of Colleyville, Texas-based SGEN, LLC (d/b/a Software Generation).
Financial Accounting Software
The Company resells accounting software published by Sage Software, Inc. (Sage) and Intuit, Inc. for the financial accounting requirements of small and medium sized businesses fo cused on manufacturing and distribution, and the delivery of! related services from the sales of these products, including installation, support and training. These product sales are primarily packaged software programs installed on a user workstation, on a local area network server, or in a hosted environment. The programs perform and support a variety of functions related to accounting, including financial reporting, accounts payable and accounts receivable, and inventory management. The Company provides a variety of services along with its financial accounting software sales. These services include training, technical support, and professional services. It also provides on-site training services that are tailored to meet the needs of a particular customer. It provides end-user technical support services through our support/help desk. Its professional services include project-focused offerings, such as software customization, data migration, and small and medium sized business consulting.
The Company competes with Micro soft.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) Software
The Company publishes its own EDI software MAPADOC. The MAPADOC EDI solution is a fully integrated EDI solution that provides users of Sage Software’s MAS family of accounting software products. MAPADOC provides the user with data entry time, elimination of redundant steps, the lowering of paper and postage costs, the reduction of time spent typing, signing, checking and approving documents and the ability to self-manage EDI. The Company markets MAPADOC solutions to its existing and new small and medium-sized business customers, and through a network of resellers.
The Company competes with True Commerce and Kissinger Associates.
Warehouse Management System (WMS)
The Company is a reseller of the Warehouse Management System (WMS) software published by Accellos, Inc. Accellos, Inc. develops warehouse management software for mid-market distributors. The primary pu rpose of a WMS is to control the movement and storage of mat! erials wi! thin an operation and process the associated transactions. The detailed setup and processing within a WMS can vary from one software vendor to another. The basic WMS uses a combination of item, location, quantity, unit of measure, and order information to determine where to stock, where to pick, and in what sequence to perform these operations. Accellos works as part of a operational solution by integrating seamlessly with RF hardware, accounting software, shipping systems and warehouse automation equipment. The Company markets the Accellos solution to its existing and new medium-sized business customers.
Network Services And Business Consulting
The Company provides network maintenance and service upgrades for its business clients. It provides various services for its clients, including server implementation, support and assistance, operation and maintenance of central systems, technical design of network infrastructure, technical troubleshooting f or large scale problems, network and server security, and backup, archiving, and storage of data from servers.
- [By CRWE]
Today, SSNT has shed (-8.33%) down -0.010 at $.110 with 3,500 shares in play thus far (ref. google finance Delayed: 10:08AM EDT September 12, 2013).
SilverSun Technologies, Inc. previously reported its second quarter results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013.
Financial highlights for 3 months ended June 30, 2013 compared to 3 months ended june 30, 2012 are as follows. The Company reported revenues increased to $3,870,598, rising 26% from $3,071,425. Software sales climbed 14% to $528,368 from $462,151. Services revenues totaled $3,342,230, increasing 28% from $2,609,264. Income from operations rose to $77,339 from a loss from operations of $319,781. Net income was $62,185, or $0.00 earnings per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $334,031, or 0.00 loss per basic and diluted share.
10 Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy For 2014: Rosetta Stone(RST)
Rosetta Stone Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides technology-based language-learning solutions in the United States and internationally. The company develops, markets, and sells language-learning solutions, such as software, online services, mobile applications, and audio practice tools in approximately 30 languages primarily under the Rosetta Stone brand. Its products and services include Rosetta Course, a self-study interactive language-learning curriculum that consists of sequences of listening, speaking, reading, and writing interactions designed to teach, reinforce, and test learners through its software program; Rosetta Studio comprising a series of coach-led practice sessions that provide learners to practice what they have previously learned through the software program; and Rosetta World, an interactive community of language learners, which gives learners the opportunity to play games with other learners. The company also offers Audio Companion, which i s a series of digital audio files that contain lessons aligned to the Rosetta Stone curriculum, allowing users to practice previously learned material; and TOTALe Companion HD, a learning tool that includes a series of practice lessons, which use images, audio, and speech recognition technology to enable users refine their speaking skills. The company also offers SharedTalk, an online peer-to-peer practice environment at sharedtalk.com; and ReFLEX, a solution designed for English learners who want to enhance listening and speaking skills. Rosetta Stone sells its products and services through Websites, call centers, retailers, direct sales force, and a network of kiosks. Its customers include individuals, home school parents, educational institutions, armed forces, government agencies, corporations, and not-for-profit institutions. Rosetta Stone Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.
- [By Matthew Argersinger]
The following video excerpt was taken from an interview with Steve Swad, CEO of Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST ) , in which he talks about his business philosophy, and how it is driving success both for language learners and for the company itself. In this segment, he discusses the philosophy for building a successful management team.
- [By Matthew Argersinger]
The following video excerpt was taken from an interview with Steve Swad, CEO of Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST ) , in which he talks about his business philosophy and how it is driving success both for language learners and for the company itself. In this segment, he discusses how his products are helping people learn through technology.
- [By Matthew Argersinger]
The following video excerpt was taken from an interview with Steve Swad, CEO of Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST ) , in which he talks about his business philosophy, and how it is driving success both for language learners and for the company itself. In this segment, he discusses his top three strategies for future growth.
- [By Matthew Argersinger]
The following video excerpt was taken from an interview with Steve Swad, CEO of Rosetta Stone (NYSE: RST ) , in which he talks about his business philosophy, and how it is driving success both for language learners and for the company itself. In this segment, he discusses how acquisition opportunities and new customers will further Rosetta Stone’s brand.