10 Best Communications Equipment Stocks To Own Right Now

Related InterCloud Systems Wins Contracts Worth Over $3.6M InterCloud Gains 27%, Company Announces Sale Of Certain Assets For $24 Million Related NTIC Stocks Hitting 52-Week Highs Earnings Scheduled For January 7, 2015

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $8.40 billion.

CarMax, Inc (NYSE: KMX) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $3.68 billion.

ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $2.86 billion.

10 Best Communications Equipment Stocks To Own Right Now: EQT Midstream Partners, LP(EQM)

 

EQT Midstream Partners, LP provides natural gas transmission, storage, and gathering services in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. It owns, operates, acquires, and develops midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin. As of February 4, 2016, the company owned 700 miles and operated an additional 200 miles of interstate pipelines; and owned approximately 1,600 miles of high-and low-pressure gathering lines. It serves local distribution companies, marketers, producers, and commercial and industrial users, as well as natural gas producers. EQT Midstream Services, LLC serves as the general partner of the company. EQT Midstream Partners, LP is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.INVESTOPEDIA.COM]

    Companies in the oil storage business can take advantage of what is known as contango, which is when forward prices are higher than current prices, allowing the purchase of cheap oil to be stored and sold at a later date while securing income using derivatives. Five companies that appear to be in a good position to take advantage of reduced oil storage capacity are Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE: MMP), Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE: EDP), Spectra Energy Partners (NYSE: SEP), Buckeye Partners (NYSE: BPL) and EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE: EQM).

10 Best Communications Equipment Stocks To Own Right Now: InterCloud Systems, Inc(ICLD)

 

InterCloud Systems, Inc. provides end-to-end IT and network solutions to the telecommunications service provider and corporate enterprise markets through cloud platforms and professional services in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Applications and Infrastructure, Professional Services, and Cloud and Managed Services. The company offers cloud-based services, including platform as a service, infrastructure as a service, database as a service, and software as a service; and managed services, such as network management, 24x7x365 monitoring, security monitoring, and storage and backup services. It also provides a range of applications and services, such as unified communications, interactive voice response, and session initiation protocol based call centers, as well as offers structured cabling and other field installations. In addition, the company designs, engineers, installs, and mainta ins various types of Wi-Fi and wide-area, distributed antenna system, and small cell distribution networks for incumbent local exchange carriers, telecommunications original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), cable broadband multiple system operators, and enterprise customers, as well as designs, installs, and maintains hardware solutions for the OEMs that support voice, data, and optical networks. Further, it provides consulting and professional staffing solutions to the service-provider and enterprise market in support of IT and next-generation networks facets comprising project management, network implementation, network installation, network upgrades, rebuilds, maintenance, and consulting services. Additionally, the companys engineering, design, installation, and maintenance services support the build-out and operation of enterprise, fiber optic, Ethernet, and wireless networks. InterCloud Systems, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Shrewsbury, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    InterCloud Systems Inc (NASDAQ: ICLD) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.14 per share on revenue of $24.00 million.

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Top Growth Companies To Own In Right Now: Exxon Mobil Corporation(XOM)

 

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, including olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. As of December 31, 2015, the company had approximately 35,909 gross and 30,114 net operated wells. Exxon Mobil Corporation was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By R. Chandrasekaran]

    Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) has been holding negotiations with Italian oil firm, Eni (ADRs trade Eni SpA (ADR) (NYSE: E)), for quite some time now to take a stake in the latter’s Mozambique liquefied natural gas development.

10 Best Communications Equipment Stocks To Own Right Now: Banco Santander, S.A.(SAN)

 

Banco Santander, S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides various retail and commercial banking products and services for individual and corporate clients. The company offers demand and time deposits, and current accounts; mortgages and auto finance, personal loans, and loans to buy durable goods; and debit and credit cards. It also provides cash management, trade finance, financing and custody, and bond and securitization origination services; originates and distributes corporate loans and structured financings; and offers corporate finance services for mergers and acquisitions, equities markets, and investment solutions through derivatives, as well as asset and capital structuring. In addition, the company is involved in the corporate banking, treasury, and investment banking activities; sale and distribution of fixed income and equity derivatives, interest rates, and inflation; trading and hedging of exchange rates an d short-term money markets for wholesale and retail customers; and brokerage of equities, and derivatives for investment and hedging solutions. Further, it offers asset management, private banking, and payment capture and processing services, as well as mobile and online banking services. It operates through 13,030 branches worldwide. The company was formerly known as Banco Santander Central Hispano S.A. and changed its name to Banco Santander, S.A. in June 2007. Banco Santander, S.A. was founded in 1857 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Just about every bank’s capital plan was given the go ahead, though a few with qualifications. M&T Bank (MTB) , for instance, “met minimum capital requirements on a post-stress basis after submitting an adjusted capital action,” according to the Federal Reserve’s press release, while Morgan Stanley (MS) will be required to “submit a new capital plan by the end of the fourth quarter of 2016 to address certain weaknesses in its capital planning processes.” The Fed “objected” to the plans submitted byDeutsche Bank (DB) and Banco Santander’s (SAN) US units.

10 Best Communications Equipment Stocks To Own Right Now: 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 Communications Equipment Stocks To Own Right Now: Coca-Cola Company (The)(KO)

 

The Coca-Cola Company, a beverage company, manufactures and distributes various nonalcoholic beverages worldwide. The company primarily offers sparkling beverages and still beverages. Its sparkling beverages include nonalcoholic ready-to-drink beverages with carbonation, such as carbonated energy drinks, and carbonated waters and flavored waters. The companys still beverages comprise nonalcoholic beverages without carbonation, including noncarbonated waters, flavored and enhanced waters, noncarbonated energy drinks, juices and juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas and coffees, and sports drinks. It also provides flavoring ingredients, sweeteners, beverage ingredients, and fountain syrups, as well as powders for purified water products. The Coca-Cola Company sells its products primarily under the Coca-Cola, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Minute Maid, Georgia, Powerade, Del Valle, Schweppes, Aquarius, Mi nute Maid Pulpy, Dasani, Simply, Glac茅au Vitaminwater, Bonaqua/Bonaqa, Gold Peak, FUZE TEA, Glac茅au Smartwater, and Ice Dew brand names. The company offers its beverage products through a network of company-owned or controlled bottling and distribution operators, as well as through independent bottling partners, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers. The Coca-Cola Company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Atlanta, 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 Javier Hasse]

    Shares of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE: KO) lost 4.79 percent on Wednesday, after the announcement of its first quarter financial results. While EPS of $0.45 beat consensus estimates by $0.01, and revenue of $10.28 billion was in-line with expectations, shipment volumes for sodas and other products were quite weak.

10 Best Communications Equipment Stocks To Own Right Now: Tuesday Morning Corp.(TUES)

Tuesday Morning Corporation engages in the retail sale of decorative home accessories, housewares, and gifts in the United States. The company?s merchandise primarily consists of lamps, rugs, furniture, kitchen accessories, small electronics, gourmet housewares, linens, luggage, bedroom and bathroom accessories, toys, stationary, and silk plants, as well as crystal, collectibles, and silver serving pieces. It also offers apparel and accessories. In addition, the company provides brand name merchandise, including cookware, appliances, linens, bath towels, luggage, flatware, tabletop, crystal, collectibles, dolls, china and giftware, and rugs. As of September 21, 2011, it operated 861 discount retail stores in 43 states. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Tuesday Morning (NASDAQ: TUES) shares gained 4.87% to create a new 52-week high of $14.63. Tuesday Morning shares have jumped 110.09% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 18.17% in the same period.

10 Best Communications Equipment Stocks To Own Right Now: CVR Refining, LP(CVRR)

CVR Refining, LP, incorporated on September 17, 2012, is an independent downstream energy limited partnership. The Company has refining and related logistics assets that operate in the mid-continent region. The Company is a petroleum refiner and it owns approximately two refineries in the underserved Group 3 of the PADD II region of the United States. The Company owns and operates a full coking medium-sour crude oil refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas with a capacity of approximately 115,000 barrels per calendar day (bpcd) and a crude oil refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma with a capacity of over 70,000 bpcd capable of processing over 20,000 bpcd of light sour crude oils. The Company also controls and operates supporting logistics assets, including approximately 340 miles of owned and leased pipelines; approximately 150 crude oil transports; a network of crude oil gathering tank farms; over 7.0 million barrels of owned and leased crude oil storage capacity, and approximately 4.5 million barrels of combined refinery related storage capacity. The Company processes a variety of crudes, including West Texas sour (WTS), West Texas intermediate (WTI), sweet and sour Canadian, and locally gathered crudes. The Company offers refined products primarily to retailers, railroads and farm cooperatives and other refiners/marketers in Group 3 of the PADD II region.

The Company’s Coffeyville refinery’s product yield included gasoline (46%), diesel fuel (primarily ultra-low sulfur diesel) (43%), and pet coke and other refined products, such as natural gas liquids (NGLs) (propane and butane), slurry, sulfur and gas oil (11%). The Company’s Wynnewood refinery’s product yield included gasoline (52%), diesel fuel (primarily ultra-low sulfur diesel) (36%), asphalt (5%), jet fuel (4%) and other products (3%), including slurry, sulfur, gas oil and specialty products, such as propylene and solvents. The Company also has approximately 35,000 barrels per day of c ontracted capacity on the keystone and spearhead pipelines, ! through which the Company supplies Canadian and Bakken crudes to its refineries. In addition, the Company owns approximately 170,000 barrels per day pipeline system that transports crude oil from its Broome Station facility to its Coffeyville refinery; approximately 1.5 million barrels of crude oil storage capacity that supports the gathering system and its Coffeyville refinery; approximately 0.9 million barrels of crude oil storage capacity at its Wynnewood refinery, and approximately 1.5 million barrels of crude oil storage capacity in Cushing, Oklahoma. The Company also leases additional crude oil storage capacity of approximately 2.8 million barrels in Cushing and approximately 0.2 million Duncan, Oklahoma, and 0.1 million barrels at its Wynnewood refinery.

The Company’s Coffeyville refinery processes blends of a variety of crude oil ranging from heavy sour to light sweet crude oil. Its Coffeyville refinery crude oil slate consists of a blend of mid-continen t domestic grades and various Canadian medium and heavy sours, as well as North Dakota Bakken and other similarly sourced crudes into its crude slate. The Company’s Coffeyville refinery’s crude oil supply blend consists of approximately 85.4% light sweet crude oil, 12.8% heavy sour crude oil and 1.8% light/medium sour crude oil. The Coffeyville refinery operations include fractionation, catalytic cracking, hydrotreating, reforming, coking, isomerization, alkylation, sulfur recovery and propane and butane recovery. The Coffeyville refinery has approximately two crude oil distillation and vacuum towers, over three sulfur recovery units and over four hydro treating units. Its Coffeyville refinery processed approximately 113,300 barrels per day and over 8,400 barrels per day of crude oil and feedstocks and blends stocks.

The Company’s Wynnewood refinery processes blends of a variety of crude oil ranging from medium sour to light sweet crude oil, although isobutane, gasoline components, and normal butane are also typically us! ed. The C! ompany’s Wynnewood refinery’s crude oil supply blend comprised approximately 99.5% sweet crude oil and approximately 0.5% light/medium sour crude oil. The Wynnewood refinery operations include fractionation, cracking, hydrotreating, hydrocracking, reforming, solvent deasphalting, alkylation, sulfur recovery and propane and butane recovery. The Wynnewood refinery has over two crude oil distillation and vacuum towers and four hydro treating units. The Company’s Wynnewood refinery processed approximately 79,800 barrels per day and 3,300 barrels per day of crude oil and feedstocks and blendsstocks, respectively.

The Company competes with Phillips 66, HollyFrontier, CHS, Valero and Flint Hills Resources.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tyler Crowe]

    For refiners, though, that spread in price led to very lucrative refining margins. As that spread has narrowed, so too has margins for refiners.

    Refining Margins Q4 2012 Q2 2013 Valero (NYSE: VLO  ) $12.27 $9.26 Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX  ) $13.67 $9.88 HollyFrontier (NYSE: HFC  ) $24.00 $20.28 CVR Refining (NYSE: CVRR  ) $28.08 $20.30

    Source: Company Earnings releases

  • [By Robert Rapier]

    CVR Partners’ fertilizer plant is located in Coffeyville, Kansas, adjacent to the refinery owned by CVR Refining (NYSE: CVRR). CVR Energy (NYSE: CVI), majority-owned by Carl Icahn via Icahn Enterprises (NYSE: IEP), is the general partner and owns most of the units for both CVR Partners and CVR Refining.

10 Best Communications Equipment Stocks To Own Right Now: Legacy Reserves LP(LGCY)

Legacy Reserves LP, an independent oil and natural gas limited partnership, engages in the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties primarily located in the Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. As of December 31, 2010, it owned interests in producing oil and natural gas properties in 370 fields in the Permian Basin, Texas Panhandle, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and several other states; operated 2,132 gross productive wells; and owned non-operated interests in 3,227 gross productive wells, as well as had proved reserves of approximately 52.8 million barrels of crude oil equivalent. Legacy Reserves GP, LLC operates as the general partner of the partnership. Legacy Reserves LP was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Energy shares surged around 1.85 percent in trading on Monday. Top gainers in the sector included Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY), Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE: WLL), and Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE: ATW).

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Wednesday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Ocean Rig UDW Inc (NASDAQ: ORIG) and Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY).

10 Best Communications Equipment Stocks To Own Right Now: Roper Technologies, Inc.(ROP)

 

Roper Technologies, Inc., a diversified technology company, designs and develops license and software-as-a-service software, and engineered products and solutions. The companys Medical and Scientific Imaging segment offers diagnostic and laboratory software solutions; patient positioning devices and related software, 3-D measurement technology, and diagnostic and therapeutic disposable products; non-invasive instruments and video laryngoscopes; and a cloud-based financial analytics and performance software platform. This segment also provides electron filters; charged couple device; and complementary metal oxide semiconductor cameras, detectors, and related software. Its RF Technology segment offers radio frequency identification communication technology and software solutions that are used primarily in toll and traffic systems, security and access controls, campus card systems, card readers, software-as-a-service in the fre ight matching and food industries, and metering and remote monitoring applications, as well as management software for legal and construction firms. The companys Industrial Technology segment offers fluid handling pumps, materials analysis equipment and consumables, leak testing equipment, flow measurement and metering equipment, and water meter and automatic meter reading products and systems. Its Energy Systems and Controls segment provides control systems, fluid properties testing equipment, industrial valves and controls, vibration sensors and controls, and non-destructive inspection and measurement products and solutions. Roper Technologies, Inc. serves healthcare, transportation, food, energy, water, education, and academic research markets in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Roper Industries, Inc. and changed its name to Roper Technologies, Inc. in April 2015. Roper Technologies, Inc. wa s founded in 1981 and is based in Sarasota, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Aside from Outperform-rated Roper Technologies (ROP) SaaS platforms, which account for over +50% of earnings today, GEs Digital business strategy is the most ambitious ramp within the industrials sector. GE has made a bold bet on its game-changing Predix operating system for the Industrial IoT, which was launched in Feb-2016

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Flexing the barbell strategy to balance Safe Havens with more cyclical exposures. In our view, industrials investors should be positioning their portfolio with a barbell strategy, with half of the exposure in Safe Havens like General Electric, Xylem (XYL), Danaher, Honeywell International, Roper Technologies (ROP), and AMETEK (AME), and the other half selectively in the cyclical names that are better positioned today, such as Pentair, HD Supply Holdings (HDS),Actuant (ATU), Atkore International Group (ATKR), Ingersoll-Rand, and Eaton (ETN). We still believe risk-reward is mostly balanced and that the macro will remain choppy into 2017, supporting a positioning in the defensive names. But if investor sentiment improves on not-worse news and earnings results, the more cyclical names could fare better.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE: ROP) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.46 per share on revenue of $895.87 million.

    Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $1.22 per share on revenue of $25.20 billion.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Analysts are expecting Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE: ROP) to have earned $1.46 per share on revenue of $895.87 million in the latest quarter. Roper Technologies shares declined 0.05 percent to close at $178.63 on Friday.