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Wall Street expects ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) to report a quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $256.05 million. ReneSola shares gained 2.50 percent to close at $1.23 on Friday.
10 Best Life Sciences Stocks To Own For 2016: Insulet Corporation(PODD)
Insulet Corporation, a medical device company, develops, manufactures, and sells insulin infusion systems for people with insulin-dependent diabetes in the United States. The company offers OmniPod Insulin Management System (OmniPod System), which consists of the OmniPod, an easy-to-use continuous insulin delivery system for people with insulin-dependent diabetes; and personal diabetes manager, a handheld wireless device. It also sells blood glucose testing supplies, insulin pumps, pump supplies, pharmaceuticals, and other products for the management and treatment of diabetes. The company sells and markets its OmniPod System through a combination of direct sales representatives and independent distributors. Insulet Corporation was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts.
- [By James Brumley]
And just for the record, theme-based buyout speculation doesn’t improve your chances of picking an acquisition target. Back in 2012 after Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) bought Amylin for control of its diabetes pipeline following the purchase of Neighborhood Diabetes by Insulet (PODD), pundits were sure it would spark a wave of other diabetes-driven acquisitions. Those other M&A candidates began getting bid up, but as it turns out, no more meaningful buyouts materialized in the diabetes space.
10 Best Life Sciences Stocks To Own For 2016: Unilever PLC(UL)
Unilever PLC operates as a fast-moving consumer goods company in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. It offers personal care products, including skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and oral care products under the brand names of Axe, Brylcreem, Dove, Fissan, Lifebuoy, Lux, Pond’s, Radox, Rexona, Signal & Close Up, Simple, St Ives, Sunsilk, TRESemm, Vaseline, and VO5. The company also provides home care products comprising laundry tablets, powders and liquids, soap bars, and a range of cleaning products under the Cif, Comfort, Domestos, Omo, Radiant, Sunlight, and Surf brand names. In addition, it offers food products consisting of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads, as well as cooking products, such as liquid margarines. The company markets its food products under the brand names of Becel/Flora, Bertolli, Blue Band, Rama, Hellmann?s, Amora, and Knorr. Further, it provides refreshment products, which includ e ice cream, tea-based beverages, weight-management products, and nutritionally enhanced staples under the brand names of Heartbrand, Lipton, and Slim Fast. Unilever sells its products through its own sales force, as well as through independent brokers, agents, and distributors to chain, wholesale, co-operative and independent grocery accounts, food service distributors, and institutions. The company, formerly known as Lever Brothers Limited, was founded in 1885 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. Unilever PLC is a subsidiary of The Unilever Group.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Strategic Rationale of Partnership Makes A Lot of Sense We believe with Anheuser-Buschs distribution strength,Starbucks will be able to expedite its plan to double its tea business to $2B by 2019 from ~$1B in FY15, especially given a potential halo effect we anticipate from the sale of Teavana at retail. Although this will beStarbucks’ first foray into retail with teas, the company is by no means a stranger to the channel as its coffees and Frappuccinos have been distributed at retail via a very successful partnership with PepsiCo (PEP). While some might questionStarbucks’ decision to partner withAnheuser-Busch vs PepsiCo, this makes sense to us givenPepsiCo is already bound to Unilever(UL)/Lipton on teas. Further, we believe this is a huge win forAnheuser-Busch given this partnership/opportunity fills a deep void theAnheuser-Busch distributors have had since losing the distribution of Monster Beverage (MNST) brands to Coca-Cola (KO). Ove rall, we believe this is a very powerful partnership between two formidable companies.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Castor believes the cash has disappeared into working capital, which has grown from 23% to more than 50% since 2008. Comparable company PrestigeBrand (PBH) uses 11%; Unilever(UL) and Colgate-Palmolive(CL) far less.
- [By Benzinga News Desk]
Unilever (NYSE: UL) signed an agreement to purchase Dollar Shave Club. In 2015, DSC had turnover of $152 million and is on track to exceed US$200 million in turnover in 2016.
5 Best Long Term Stocks For 2016: Rex Energy Corporation(REXX)
Rex Energy Corporation operates as an independent oil and gas company in the Appalachian Basin and the Illinois Basin. It focuses on the Marcellus Shale drilling projects, and Utica Shale and Upper Devonian Shale exploration activities in the Appalachian Basin. The company also holds interests in the Lawrence Field ASP Flood project, which is an oil recovery project located in Lawrence County, Illinois. As of December 31, 2011, it operated approximately 2,117 wells, including approximately 517 disposal and injection wells. The company had estimated proved reserves of 366.2 billions of cubic feet equivalent. Rex Energy Corporation was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Our peer group is up an average of 46% over the past 4 weeks in response to a 30% rebound in the 12-month strip NYMEX oil price. Some of the largest gainers include Hold and Sell rated stocks that we would not chase such asDenbury Resources (Sell, +138%), Halcon Resources (HK) (Sell, +147%), Jones Energy (JONE) (Hold, +166%), Rex Energy (REXX) (Sell, +60%), Sanchez Energy (SN) (Hold, +93%), Ultra Petroleum (UPL) (Sell, +61%), andWhiting Petroleum (Hold, +103%), which have outperformed the E&P Index (+32%) over the same time period. Balance sheets and/or well level returns remain challenged for these companies despite improved oil prices. While we believe oil markets should re-balance over the next 12 to 15 months, the recent recovery to $40 could reverse during 2Q16 as bloated inventories continue to rise, new volumes from Iran pressure an oversupplied market, and a highly anticipated decline in non-OPEC supply (especially in the U.S.), is not as steep as expected. The risk of an oil price retracement, which would significantly pressure the recent out-performers, outweighs the upside in these stocks, in our view. However, we are raising our target prices on Buy ratedAnadarko Petroleum ($54 from $48), Concho Resources (CXO) ($120 from $109), Matador Resources (MTDR) ($22 from $21),Noble Energy (NBL) ($40 from $34), SM Energy (SM) ($22 from $15), Rice Energy ($14 from $12), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) ($155 from $135),Continental Resources ($32 from $28), and Parsley Energy (PE) ($24 from $23). We believe our Buy-rated stocks are better positioned to weather challenging oil markets.
10 Best Life Sciences Stocks To Own For 2016: Mallinckrodt plc(MNK)
Mallinckrodt public limited company develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes specialty pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products, and nuclear imaging agents in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and internationally. The companys Specialty Brands segment markets branded pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products for autoimmune and rare diseases; immunotherapy and neonatal respiratory critical care therapies; and central nervous system drugs. This segment offers Acthar, an injectable biopharmaceutical drug for various indications, such as neurology, rheumatology, nephrology, and pulmonology; Ofirmev, an intravenous formulation of acetaminophen for pain management; Inomax for inhalation; Therakos, an immunotherapy treatment platform; and Exalgo, a form of hydromorphone. Its Specialty Generics segment provides specialty generic pharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) consistin g of hydrocodone and hydrocodone-containing tablets; oxycodone and oxycodone-containing tablets; methylphenidate HCl extended-release tablets; and other controlled substances, including acetaminophen products. The companys Nuclear Imaging segment offers Ultra-Technekow DTE, a Tc-99m radioisotope generator; and Octreoscan, a molecular imaging agent for the localization of primary and metastatic neuroendocrine tumors. Mallinckrodt public limited company markets its products to physicians, pharmacists, pharmacy buyers, hospital procurement departments, ambulatory surgical centers, specialty pharmacies, radiologists, and radiology technicians through wholesale drug and specialty pharmaceutical distributors, retail pharmacy chains, hospital networks, ambulatory surgical centers, and governmental agencies. It also sells and distributes APIs directly or through distributors to other pharmaceutical companies; and markets and distributes nuclear imaging products to radio-pharmacies and hospitals. The company is based in Chesterfield, the Un! ited Kingdom.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Specialty pharmaceuticals Shire (SHPG) and Mallinckrodt (MNK) soared today following their better-than-expected earnings, while Morgan Stanley worried about Valeant Pharmaceutical International’s (VRX) ability to sell its unwanted assets.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Endos ’16 guidance re-basing, which comes afterPerrigo (MP) provided a similar rebasing (4/25), may provide read-through for companies with high exposure to (1) significant 2014-15 US generic price hikes; (2) disproportionately high 2015 generic gross margins another indicator of price and tough Y/Y comparable. While we expect the broader spec pharma group to trade down on theEndo (MP) print, we see the most direct read-through toAkorn (MP),Perrigo (MP) and TEVA (OP), moderate read-through to Allergan (AGN) (OP) and Mallinckrodt (MNK) (OP) and limited read-through to Mylan (MYL) (OP) and Sandoz who have already reported. Our sector view is that generic price deflation will be most acute in pockets of the market, mainly opioids and one-off niche alternative dosage products while the bigger diversified players seem relatively insulated and 1Q results for Sandoz andMylan provide some support that view.
10 Best Life Sciences Stocks To Own For 2016: JA Solar Holdings, Co., Ltd.(JASO)
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells solar power products based on crystalline silicon technologies. The companys principal products include monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cells and modules. It also provides monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon wafers; solar product processing services; and solar power plant project construction and development, and electricity generation services. The company sells its products primarily under the JA Solar brand name, as well as produces original equipment for manufacturers or customers under their brand names. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. sells its solar cell and module products to module manufacturers, system integrators, project developers, and distributors worldwide. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Shanghai, the Peoples Republic of China.
- [By Monica Gerson]
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.68 per share on revenue of $683.29 million.
Leju Holdings Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: LEJU) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $194.20 million.
10 Best Life Sciences Stocks To Own For 2016: Cellcom Israel Ltd.(CEL)
Cellcom Israel Ltd. provides cellular communications services in Israel. It offers basic and advanced cellular telephone services, text and multimedia messaging services, and advanced cellular content and data services. The company?s basic cellular telephony services include voice mail, cellular fax, call waiting, call forwarding, caller identification, collect call, conference calling, ?Talk 2?, additional number services, and collect call services; and outbound and inbound roaming services. It also provides value-added services comprising Cellcom volume that includes downloadable content, such as music, games, on-net-reality programs, drama series, and video games; SMS and MMS services to send and receive text, photos, multimedia, and animation messages; access to third party application providers for notification of roadway speed detectors, mange vehicle fleets, and enable subscribers to manage and operate time clocks and various controllers for industrial, agricultural , and commercial purposes; video calls to communicate with each other through video applications; zone services for calls initiated from a specific location; location-based services; voice-based information services; text-based information services and interactive information services, including news headlines, sports results, and traffic and weather reports; and data services to access handsets, cellular modems, laptops, tablets, and cellular routers, as well as Internet based payment services. In addition, the company sells handsets, modems, routers, tablets, and laptops, as well as provides repair and replacement services; and offers landline telephony, transmission, and data services through its approximately 1,500 kilometers of inland fiber-optic infrastructure and complementary microwave links to selected business customers. As of March 31, 2011, it provided its services to approximately 3.395 million subscribers. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered i n Netanya, Israel.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) is estimated to post its earnings for the latest quarter.
Quotient Ltd (NASDAQ: QTNT) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.59 per share on revenue of $4.75 million.
10 Best Life Sciences Stocks To Own For 2016: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.(SEAS)
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., incorporated on October 2, 2009, is a theme park and entertainment company. It owns or licenses a portfolio of brands, including SeaWorld, Sea Rescue and Busch Gardens. It has a diversified portfolio of approximately 10 destination and regional theme parks that are located across the United States. Its theme parks feature a range of rides, shows and other attractions. The Company operates SeaWorld theme parks in Orlando, Florida; San Antonio, Texas, and San Diego, California, and Busch Gardens theme parks in Tampa, Florida, and Williamsburg, Virginia. The Company operates water park attractions in Orlando, Florida (Aquatica); San Diego, California (Aquatica); Tampa, Florida (Adventure Island), and Williamsburg, Virginia (Water Country USA). The Company also operates a reservations-only attraction offering interaction with marine animals (Discovery Cove) and a seasonal park in Langhorne, Pennsylvania (Sesame Place).
SeaWorld is the marine-life theme park brand. The Company’s SeaWorld theme parks offer interactive experiences, dining experiences, a range of live performances in the marine-life theme. It also offers a number of animal encounters, including the opportunity to work with trainers and feed marine animals, as well as themed thrill rides and theatrical shows that show its zoological collection. The Company owns and operates the SeaWorld branded theme parks, including SeaWorld Orlando, SeaWorld San Antonio and SeaWorld San Diego. SeaWorld Orlando is approximately 280 acre theme park in Orlando, Florida and is open year-round. SeaWorld Orlando is home to the Journey to Atlantis water coaster ride, Kraken, a floorless rollercoaster, and Manta, a flying rollercoaster, which integrates animals and an aquarium into its theme. SeaWorld San Antonio is a marine-life theme park spread across approximately 410 acres in San Antonio, Texas. SeaWorld San Antonio features rollercoaster s, including the Steel Eel and The Great White, along with a! collection of marine-themed shows and experiences, including the killer whale show One Ocean. SeaWorld San Diego spans across approximately 190 acres of waterfront property on Mission Bay in San Diego, California. SeaWorld San Diego has Manta, which is modeled on the Manta ride in SeaWorld Orlando, which includes animal habitats featuring bat rays and other marine-life, as well as a launch rollercoaster shaped like a manta ray.
The Company’s Busch Gardens theme parks are family-oriented destinations with foreign geographic settings. The Busch Gardens theme parks have a range of attractions and rollercoasters, exotic animals and theatrical productions. It owns and operates the Busch Gardens theme parks, including Busch Gardens Tampa, which features animals, thrill rides and shows spread across approximately 310 acres of land, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg, an approximately 420 acre theme park.
The Co mpany’s Aquatica branded water parks are family-oriented destinations that are based in a South Seas-themed tropical setting. Aquatica water parks build on the aquatic theme of its SeaWorld brand and feature rides, water attractions, white-sand beaches and a presentation of marine and terrestrial animals. The Company positions its Aquatica water parks as companions to its SeaWorld theme parks and owns and operates the Aquatica branded theme parks, including Aquatica Orlando, which is an approximately 80 acre South Seas-themed water park adjacent to SeaWorld Orlando; Aquatica San Antonio, which is a water park located within SeaWorld San Antonio featuring a range of waterslides, rivers, lagoons, a beach area and private cabanas, and Aquatica San Diego, an approximately 70 acre water park located near its SeaWorld San Diego theme park. Aquatica San Diego features Taumata Racer, a racing water ride, around approximately 180-degree swooping turn, and in and out of tunnels before racing them across the finish line.
Discovery ! Cove
Discovery Cove is an approximately 60 acre, reservations only, all-inclusive marine-life theme park. Discovery Cove provides guests with a full day of activities, including approximately 30-minute dolphin swim session and the opportunity to snorkel with tropical fish, wade in a lagoon with stingrays, and hand-feed birds in a free flight aviary.
Sesame Place is located on approximately 50 acres between Philadelphia and New York City. Sesame Place’s realm, Cookie’s Monster Land, features approximately five rides, an approximately three-story net climb, and a soft play area for the park’s youngest visitors. In addition, it has introduced Sesame Street brands in its other theme parks through Sesame Street-themed rides, shows, children’s play areas and merchandise.
Water Country USA
Water Country USA is located on approximately 220 acres and features water rides and attractions. The water park features appr oximately 23,000 square-foot wave pool, a science fiction themed interactive children’s play area, kid-sized water slides, live shows and other attractions.
Adventure Island, located adjacent to Busch Gardens Tampa, is an approximately 60 acre water park offering water rides, dining and other attractions with a Key West theme. The theme park features a wave pool and children’s water playground.
The Company competes with The Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, Six Flags, Cedar Fair, Merlin Entertainments and Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Monday's regular session.
Navistar International Corp (NYSE: NAV) Jun16 10.0 Puts Sweep: 902 @ ASK $0.35: 15k traded vs 1749 OI: Earnings Today Before Open $12.22 Ref ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) Fri 6/10 44.5 Puts (Wkly): 2000 @ ASK $0.43: 4051 traded vs 80 OI: $44.87 Ref SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE: SEAS) Sep16 17.0 Puts Sweep: 683 @ ASK $1.40: 2749 traded vs 313 OI: $16.52 Ref
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- [By Ben Levisohn]
Broyhill Asset Management’s Christopher Pavesee argues that the worst-case scenario for SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) is “not so bad.” He explains why:
10 Best Life Sciences Stocks To Own For 2016: Endeavour Silver Corporation(EXK)
Endeavour Silver Corp., a mid-tier precious metals mining company, engages in acquisition, exploration, development, extraction, processing, refining, and reclamation of mining properties in Mexico and Chile. The company primarily explores for silver and gold deposits. It holds interest in the Guanacev铆 mine in the Durango state; and the Bola帽itos and El Cubo mines in the Guanajuato state of Mexico. It also owns interests in various exploration properties, including the Guadalupe y Calvo and Parral projects in Chihuahua, Mexico; the Terronera project in Jalisco, Mexico; and the Lourdes locate in Guanajuato state of Mexico. In addition, Endeavour Silver Corp. has options to acquire a 51% interest in the Panuco exploration property in Durango, Mexico; and purchase a 75% interest in the El Inca properties located in Chile. The company was formerly known as Endeavour Gold Corp. and changed its name to Endeavour Silver Corp. in S eptember 2004. Endeavour Silver Corp. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
- [By Lisa Levin]
On Monday, basic materials shares surged by 1.1 percent. Top gainers in the sector included Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF) and Endeavour Silver Corp (NYSE: EXK).
10 Best Life Sciences Stocks To Own For 2016: AAON Inc.(AAON)
AAON, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and sale of air conditioning and heating equipment primarily in the United States and Canada. The company offers rooftop units, chillers, air-handling units, make-up air units, heat recovery units, condensing units, commercial self contained units, and coils. It serves the commercial and industrial new construction and replacement markets. AAON, Inc. sells its products through manufacturers representatives and internal sales force. The company was founded in 1987 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- [By Jonas Elmerraji]
We’re seeing the exact same setup in shares of small-cap HVAC firm Aaon (AAON). The biggest difference is that in AAON’s case, the ascending triangle pattern is coming in at the top of this stock’s recent price action, not at the bottom. That makes this a more textbook trade for September.
Another important difference is the fact that AAON hasn’t triggered yet. Shares have been coiling below $26 resistance since the middle of the summer; a breakout above that $26 level is the indicator that it’s time to buy. Whenever you’re looking at any technical price pattern, it’s critical to think in terms of buyers and sellers. Triangles and other price pattern names are a good quick way to explain what’s going on in this stock, but they’re not the reason it’s tradable. Instead, it all comes down to supply and demand for shares.
That resistance line at $26 is a price where there’s an excess of supply of shares; in other words, it’s a place where sellers have been more eager to take recent gains and sell their shares than buyers have been to buy. That’s what makes the move above it so significant — a breakout indicates that buyers are finally strong enough to absorb all of the excess supply above that price level.
Wait for that to happen before you put your money on this trade.
10 Best Life Sciences Stocks To Own For 2016: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)
Wells Fargo & Company, through its subsidiaries, provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Community Banking; Wholesale Banking; and Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement. The Community Banking segment offers deposits, including checking, market rate, and individual retirement accounts; savings and time deposits; and debit cards. Its loan products comprise lines of credit, auto floor plans, equity lines and loans, equipment and transportation loans, education loans, residential mortgage loans, health savings accounts, and credit cards. This segment also provides equipment leases, real estate financing, small business administration financing, venture capital financing, cash management, payroll services, retirement plans, loans secured by autos, and merchant payment processing services; purchases sales finance contracts from retail merchants; and a family of funds, and investment managemen t services. The Wholesale Banking segment offers commercial and corporate banking products and services, including commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, international trade facilities, trade financing, collection services, foreign exchange services, treasury and investment management, institutional fixed-income sales, commodity and equity risk management, insurance, corporate trust fiduciary and agency services, and investment banking services. This segment also provides banking products for commercial real estate market, and real estate and mortgage brokerage services. The Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement segment offers financial advisory, brokerage, and institutional retirement and trust services. As of December 31, 2010, the company served its customers through approximately 9,000 banking stores in 39 States and the District of Columbia. Wells Fargo & Company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in San Franc i sco, California.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
UBS analyst Brennan Hawken and team explain why they initiated Wells Fargo (WFC) with a Sell rating today:
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We see risks to Wells Fargo’s revenue growth and credit performance, which coupled with a valuation on the high end of peers and consensus estimates that have not come down much, putsWells Fargo shares at risk of underperformance in our view. While we recognize thatWells Fargo has a strong management team and excellent franchise, we believe these strengths are well understood and therefore likely to be largely priced in.
Wells Fargo’s ability to maintain flat fee revenues seems unlikely: Given the limited upside from rates, we see fee revenues as the greatest component of uncertainty in Wells Fargo’s revenue forecasts. With mortgage revenues unlikely to be a source of revenue strength for some time, growth in WIM revenues is increasingly important. However, beta headwinds and weak retail risk appetites are likely to weigh on WIM revenues this year. Even beyond near-term headwinds, we believe Wells Fargo’s greater exposure to mass affluent clients means they are more exposed to downside from the pending DOL fiduciary proposal.
Credit also appears to be a greater risk than Wells Fargo’s reputation would suggestWells Fargo is overweight C&I in its loan book, so the migration of credit stress beyond energy would represent a bigger risk forWells Fargo than peers. Wells Fargo’s energy portfolio appears more biased to risky loans than we had expected, and their prior credit performance is consistent with, but not superior to peers (as their reputation would suggest). In the consumer portfolio,Wells Fargo is a leading auto lender and our analysis suggests this portfolio is riskier than most of its large bank competitors. Lastly, the card portfolio has grown rapidly and given the intense competition in that business we are concerned about the earnings headwind tha
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Big banks have gotten a boost today from JPMorgan Chase’s (JPM) dividend increase, and the hawkish Fed minutes, because higher rates are still expected to help banks out despite what happened last time. In a note previewing Wells Fargo’s (WFC) investor day on May 24, Jefferies analyst Ken Usdin and team write that “higher rates help, but other items weigh on longer-term net-interest-margin potential.” They explain: