5 Best Industrial Conglomerate Stocks To Watch Right Now

After perusing Barrick Gold’s (ABX) earnings, Deutsche Bank’s Jorge Beristain and Chris Terry contend that the gold miner is “steering in the right direction.” They explain why:

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Post-2Q16 results we have updated forecasts with few adjustments given the in-line result. 2016/17E EBITDA is unchanged at $3.96bn/$4.30bn, respectively. Barrick remains intensely focused on making disciplined decisions and taking further costs out of the business to reduce debt to $8bn by YE16 and $5bn medium term. We believe Barrick managements strategy of focusing on margins is steering the company in the right direction. Our $20/sh NPV is unchanged, however, we have increased our Price Target from $20/sh to $22/sh based on 1.1x NPV (from 1x) with an improving risk profile vs peers and consistent production performance. Maintain Hold on valuation.

5 Best Industrial Conglomerate Stocks To Watch Right Now: Discovery Communications, Inc.(DISCA)

 

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. It operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. The company owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands. Its content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. The company also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services comprising online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, it operates pr oduction studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. The company provides content through various distribution platforms, including pay-TV, free-to-air and broadcast television, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2015, it operated approximately 380 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Harold L. Vogel]

    *Includes AMC (AMCX), Cablevision (CVC), Charter, Comcast Cable (CMCSA) and networks, Discovery (DISCA), Disney (DIS) cable networks, Time Warner Cable (TWC) and cable networks, Viacom (VIAB) networks.

5 Best Industrial Conglomerate Stocks To Watch Right Now: New York & Company Inc.(NWY)

New York & Company, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty retailer of women’s fashion apparel and accessories in the United States. The company offers a range of wear-to-work, and casual apparel and accessories, including pants, jackets, knit tops, blouses, sweaters, denim, T-shirts, activewear, handbags, and jewelry. It sells its products under the New York & Company, Lerner, Lerner New York, New York Style, City Stretch, City Style, and NY&C brand names. The company sells its branded merchandise through its network of retail stores and E-commerce store at nyandcompany.com. As of March 15, 2012, it operated 532 stores in 43 states. The company, formerly known as NY & Co. Group, Inc., was founded in 1918 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE: NWY) shares dropped 42 percent to $1.72 after the company reported downbeat Q1 results and issued a weak Q2 forecast.

Top Rising Companies To Own In Right Now: Investment Technology Group, Inc.(ITG)

 

Investment Technology Group, Inc. operates as an independent broker and financial technology company in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers electronic brokerage; research, sales, and trading; platforms; and analytics solutions for asset managers and broker-dealers. It provides trade execution services and solutions for portfolio management, as well as investment research, pre-trade analytics, and post-trade analytics and processing. The company offers ITG Algorithms and ITG Smart Router that offers portfolio managers and traders to trade orders; POSIT for continuous and scheduled crossing of non-displayed equity orders and price improvement opportunities; ITG Derivatives for electronic listed futures and options trading; ITG Commission Manager, a Web-based commission management portal; and securities lending services. It also offers Execution Management System, which provides multi-asset trading opportunities; Order Management System that combines portfolio management, compliance functionality, and a financial services communications network; ITG Position Manager, a broker-neutral order management system; ITG Net, a financial communications network; ITG RFQ-hub, a platform for global-listed and over-the-counter financial instruments; and ITG Single Ticket Clearing, a broker-neutral operational service. In addition, the company offers ITG Trading Analytics, which enhances execution performance before the trade happens and during trading by providing reliable trading analytics and risk models; and ITG Portfolio Analytics that assists asset managers with portfolio decision-making tasks from portfolio construction and optimization. Further, it offers institutional broker-dealer services; data-driven investment research; and trade order and execution management technology and network connectivity services for the financial community. Investment Technology Group, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in New York, ! New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Investment Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: ITG) was downgraded to Market Perform from outperform by KeefeBruyette & Woods.

    Liquidity Services Inc. (NASDAQ: LQDT) was raised to Buy from Underperform, and the price target was raised up to $45 from $28.50, at Merrill Lynch.

5 Best Industrial Conglomerate Stocks To Watch Right Now: Herman Miller, Inc.(MLHR)

 

Herman Miller, Inc. engages in the research, design, manufacture, and distribution of office furniture systems, seating products, other freestanding furniture elements, textiles, and related services in the United States and internationally. It provides modular systems under the Canvas Office Landscape, Locale, Metaform Portfolio, Public Office Landscape, Action Office, Ethospace, and Resolve names; seating products under the Embody, Aeron, Mirra2, Setu, Sayl, Celle, Equa, and Ergon names; and storage products under the Meridian and Tu names. The company also offers wooden casegoods under the Geiger name; freestanding furniture products under the Abak, Intent, Sense, and Envelop names; and healthcare products under the Palisade, Compass, Nala, and Nemschoff names, as well as provides Thrive portfolio of ergonomic solutions and textiles. Its products are used in institutional environments, including offices and related conferen ce, lobby, and lounge areas, as well as general public areas, such as transportation terminals; health/science environments comprising hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities; industrial and educational settings; and residential and other environments. The company markets its products through its sales staff, own dealer network, independent dealers and retailers, and independent contract office furniture dealers, as well as through Internet. Herman Miller, Inc. was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Herman Miller, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $544.40 million.

    Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: CTRP) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $2.81 billion.

5 Best Industrial Conglomerate Stocks To Watch Right Now: Outerwall Inc.(OUTR)

 

Outerwall Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides automated retail solutions primarily in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Its Redbox segment owns and operates approximately 40,480 Redbox kiosks in 33,060 locations that enable consumers to rent or purchase movies and video games. The companys Coinstar segment owns and operates approximately 20,930 coin-counting kiosks in 19,660 locations, which enable consumers to convert their coin to cash, convert coins and paper bills to stored value products, and exchange gift cards for cash. The companys ecoATM segment owns and operates approximately 2,250 kiosks in 2,020 locations that enable consumers to purchase and sell electronic devices for cash at self-service kiosks. Its ecoATM segment also operates gazelle.com, a direct-to-consumer online solution for the purchase and sale of certain electronic devices for cash. The companys other co ncepts and investments include identifying, evaluating, building, acquiring, and developing self-service concepts in the automated retail space. The company was formerly known as Coinstar, Inc. and changed its name to Outerwall Inc. in June 2013. Outerwall Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Outerwall (NASDAQ: OUTR) plummeted 12.08% to $49.21 after the company lowered its forecast for the third quarter and full year.

    JinkoSolar Holding Co (NYSE: JKS) dropped 9.88% to $16.87 after the company announced the offering of 3,500,000 American Depositary Shares.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Shares of Outerwall Inc (NASDAQ: OUTR) surged over 8 percent in Monday’s after-hours trading session following news for investors the company has begun the process of exploring strategic and financial alternatives. Outerwall’s Board also announced the raising of the company’s quarterly dividend from $0.30 to $0.60 per share. Outerwall shares jumped 8.11 percent to $37.18 in the after-hours trading session.