10 Best Trucking Stocks To Own For 2015

Yayoi Kusama’s Flowers that Bloom Tomorrow, Art Basel Hong Kong 2013.  (Photo credit: See-ming Lee 李思明 SML)

In his latest column for the New York Times, James Stewart wrote an article about how record auction prices mask a tepid market for fine art. I’m obviously pleased he did, because I’ve argued this case repeatedly myself. Meanwhile, Felix Salmon at Reuters has taken Stewart to task, mostly for comparing art to other financial markets and for not questioning the notion that art is an investment.

I certainly agree that it does a massive disservice to artists, the broader art community, to collectors, to all of us, in fact, when art is just viewed as an investment. But this reality gets closer everyday when people look at the clutch of trophy art sales each year and the rapturous media attention they receive and decide that art must be a great place to put their money. How many recent articles have suggested that the art market is on fire because of $50 million + auction sales, when exactly seven art works globally have fetched that much at auction so far this year, according to artnet?

10 Best Trucking Stocks To Own For 2015: Reeds Inc.(REED)

Reed?s, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of natural non-alcoholic and New Age beverages, candies, and ice creams primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. The company?s New Age beverages product line includes natural soda, fruit juices and fruit drinks, ready-to-drink teas, sports drinks, and water. It also offers six Reed?s Ginger Brew flavors, including extra, original, premium, cherry ginger, raspberry ginger, and spiced apple ginger; five Virgil?s beverages comprising root beer, cream soda, orange cream soda, black cherry cream soda, and real cola; four zero calorie Virgil?s versions; two China Cola regular and cherry beverages; and two Sonoma Sparkler sparkling juices. In addition, the company offers three types of ginger candies, including crystallized ginger, ginger chews, and peanut butter ginger chews; and three flavors of ginger ice cream comprising original, green tea, and cho cola te. Further, it provides Reed?s Natural Energy Elixir, an energy drink; and Reed?s Nausea Releif, a ginger brews based product with added B vitamins. Reed?s, Inc. sells its products to specialty gourmet and natural food stores, supermarket chains, retail stores, and restaurants through a network of natural, gourmet, and independent distributors, as well as through a direct sales team and independent sales representatives. The company was formerly known as Original Beverage Corporation and changed its name to Reed?s, Inc. in 2001. Reed?s, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Tabitha Jean Naylor]

    Reed's (NYSE: REED)

    The story goes that Reed’s beverage company got its beginning when Chris Reed found a 100-year-old beverage recipe in the UCLA library, and decided to brew it as an experiment. The company sold its first beverages to the public in 1989, which included a Caribbean style “homebrewed” ginger soda.

  • [By John Udovich]

    If you are looking for the next small cap beverage stock that could turn into the next Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: MNST), under the radar beverage companies like small caps National Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: FIZZ), Reed’s, Inc (NYSEMKT: REED) and Konared Corp (OTCBB: KRED) could be just what you are looking for. I should point out that the beverage space is often a battle between David and Goliath as everyone, and especially smaller players, must fight for every inch of shelf space. Nevertheless, the following small cap beverage stocks are at least holding their ground and putting up a good fight leading to profits for investors:

10 Best Trucking Stocks To Own For 2015: Ocera Therapeutics Inc (OCRX)

Ocera Therapeutics, Inc., formerly Tranzyme, Inc., incorporated on January 12, 1998, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing mechanism-based therapeutics for the treatment of upper gastrointestinal (GI) motility disorders. The Company is developing TZP-102, an oral ghrelin agonist for treating the symptoms associated with chronic upper GI motility disorders. Enrollment is complete in a multinational Phase-IIb trial evaluating TZP-102 given once daily in diabetic patients with gastroparesis. The Company has initiated a second Phase-IIb trial (DIGEST) evaluating TZP-102 given prior to meals in diabetic patients with gastroparesis. On July 15, 2013, Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. merged with the Company.

Ulimorelin (Intravenous Ghrelin Agonist)

Ulimorelin is an intravenous ghrelin agonist in Phase III clinical development for the acceleration of postoperative GI recovery. Ulimorelin is designed t o accelerate the return of normal GI function in patients suffering from acute GI disorders. In addition to the ongoing trials, the Company has completed multiple trials of ulimorelin.

TZP-102 (Oral Ghrelin Agonist)

TZP-102 is an orally-administered ghrelin agonist, which it is developing for diabetic gastroparesis, an upper GI motility disorder. Gastroparesis is a debilitating, chronic condition characterized by slow or delayed gastric emptying and gastric retention that can be caused by any disease that induces neuromuscular dysfunction of the GI tract, notably diabetes.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Ocera Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OCRX) plummeted 16.01% to $13.80. Ocera Therapeutics shares have jumped 158.33% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 23.35% in the same period.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Ocera Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: OCRX) was started as Buy with a $19.00 price target at Stifel Nicolaus. This represents 62% upside to the $11.70 closing price. This positive call is based on a best-in-class mechanism action of its lead product candidate against hepatic encephalopathy in patients with acute and chronic liver disease.

10 Best Trucking Stocks To Own For 2015: Artesian Resources Corporation(ARTNA)

Artesian Resources Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides water, wastewater, and engineering services on the Delmarva Peninsula. It distributes and sells water to residential, commercial, industrial, municipal, and utility customers in the states of Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The company also offers water for public and private fire protection to customers in its service territories. In addition, it provides contract water and wastewater services, water and sewer service line protection plans, and wastewater management services, as well as design, construction, and engineering services. As of December 31, 2011, the company served approximately 78,600 metered water customers through 1,148 miles of transmission and distribution mains. Artesian Resources Corporation was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Newark, Delaware.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dividends4Life]

    Artesian Resources Corporation (ARTNA) provides water, wastewater, and other services on the Delmarva Peninsula. Sept. 17, the company increased its quarterly dividend 1.5% to $0.2088. The dividend is payable Nov. 22, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 8, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 3.8%.

  • [By Mike Deane]

    On Tuesday, Artesian Resources (ARTNA) declared a quarterly dividend of 20.88 cents per share, a 1.5% increase from the company’s previous quarterly payout.

    The Newark, Delaware-based water distribution company previously had a yearly payout of 82.28 cents, and will now pay 83.52 cents per year.

    The dividend will be payable on November 22nd, 2013 to all shareholders of record on November 8th, 2013. The ex-dividend date is November 6th, 2013.

    ARTNA shares were up 6 cents, or .27%, at Tuesday’s market close. The company’s stock is down just over 3% YTD.

10 Best Trucking Stocks To Own For 2015: One Liberty Properties Inc.(OLP)

One Liberty Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the acquisition, ownership, and management of commercial real estate properties in the United States. The company