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5 Best Internet Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Atlantic Power Corporation(AT)
Atlantic Power Corporation (Atlantic Power) owns and operates a fleet of power generation assets in the United States and Canada. The Company’s power generation projects sell electricity to utilities and other commercial customers primarily under long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs). Atlantic Power operates through four segments: East U.S., West U.S., Canada and Un-Allocated Corporate. Atlantic Power’s power generation projects in operation have an aggregate gross electric generation capacity of approximately 2,140 megawatts (MW), in which its aggregate ownership interest is approximately 1,500 MW. The Company’s portfolio consists of interests in approximately 20 operational power generation projects across over nine states in the United States and approximately two provinces in Canada. The Company’s power generation projects are primarily located in California, the United States Mid-Atlantic, New York and the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Lisa Levin] Related WR Earnings Scheduled For February 24, 2016 Mid-Day Market Update: Ocata Therapeutics Climbs On Acquisition News; Textura Shares Slip Related AT Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Higher; Tiffany Misses Q2 Expectations PVH Corp, Atlantic Power, Carlyle Group Lead Monday's After-Hours Movers Atlantic Power's (AT) CEO Jim Moore on Q4 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
Toward the end of trading Thursday, the Dow traded down 0.24 percent to 16,960.40 while the NASDAQ declined 0.38 percent to 4,656.49. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.17 percent to 1,985.91.
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Monday, utilities shares rose by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE: AT), down 2 percent, and Pampa Energia S.A. (ADR) (NYSE: PAM), down 4 percent.
5 Best Internet Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Safeway Inc.(SWY)
Safeway Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a food and drug retailer in North America. The company operates stores that provide an array of grocery items, food, and general merchandise, as well as features specialty departments, such as bakery, delicatessen, floral, and pharmacy, as well as coffee shops and fuel centers. It also offers SELECT line of products that include baked goods, sparkling ciders and lemonades, salsas, whole bean coffees, frozen pizzas and entrees, and fresh and dry pastas and sauces, as well as an array of ice creams, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts; O ORGANICS line, which comprises milk, chicken, salads, juices, and entrees; Lucerne line of dairy products; Eating Right line of better-for-you products; Bright Green line of home care products; Total Pet Care line of pet foods and pet care products; and Value Red line of value-priced paper goods. As of December 31, 2009, Safeway operated approximately 1,725 stores in California, Oregon, Wash ington, Alaska, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, the Chicago metropolitan area, and the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba/Saskatchewan. In addition, the company owns and operates GroceryWorks.com Operating Company, LLC, an online grocery channel, doing business under the names Safeway.com, Vons.com, and Genuardis.com; and Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc., which provides third-party gift cards, prepaid cards, telecom cards, and sports and entertainment cards to North American retailers for sale to retail customers. Additionally, it engages in gift card businesses in the United Kingdom, France, Mexico, and Australia. Further, the company, through a 49% ownership interest in Casa Ley, S.A. de C.V. operates 156 food and general merchandise stores in Western Mexico. The company was formerly known as Safeway Stores, Incorporated and changed its name to Safeway Inc. in February 1990. Safeway was founded in 1915 and is based in Pleasanton, California. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Paul Ausick]
Stocks on the move: Galena Biopharma Inc. (NASDAQ: GALE) is down 15.4% at $1.93 after pricing a secondary offering of 17.5 million units at $2.00. Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) is up 6.1% at $28.21, after an analysts upgrade which sent shares to a new 52-week high of $28.88 earlier. Avanir Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) is down 18.2% at $4.08.
Best High Dividend Stocks For 2017: News Corporation(NWS)
News Corporation, incorporated on December 11, 2012, is a global diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing content to consumers and businesses throughout the world. The Company’s operations are organized into five segments: News and Information Services; Book Publishing; Digital Real Estate Services; Cable Network Programming, and Other. The Company comprises businesses across a range of media, including news and information services, book publishing, digital real estate services, cable network programming in Australia and pay-television distribution in Australia, that are distributed under brands, including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, The Australian, Herald Sun, The Sun, The Times, HarperCollins Publishers, FOX SPORTS Australia, realestate.com.au, realtor.com and Foxtel, among others. The Company also owns a stake in Foxtel, a pay-television provider in Australia, which is accounted for as an equity investment. The Com pany operates primarily in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, and its content is distributed and consumed across the world. The Company delivers its content to consumers across numerous distribution platforms consisting not only of traditional print and television, but also through an array of digital platforms, including Websites, applications for mobile devices and tablets, social media and e-book devices.
News and Information Services
The Company’s News and Information Services segment consists primarily of Dow Jones, News Corp Australia (which includes News Limited and its subsidiaries), News UK, the New York Post and News America Marketing. This segment also includes Unruly Holdings Limited (Unruly), a global video advertising distribution platform, and Storyful Limited (Storyful), a social media content agency that enables the Company to source real-time video content through social media platforms. The News and Information S ervices segment generates revenue primarily through print an! d digital advertising sales and through circulation and subscriptions to its print and digital products. Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, which distributes its content and data through a variety of media channels, including newspapers, newswires, Websites, applications for mobile devices, tablets and e-book readers, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences and video. Dow Jones’s products, which target individual consumer and enterprise customers, include The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Factiva, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Dow Jones PEVC and DJX.
Dow Jones’s other products include WSJ, Dow Jones Media Group, The Wall Street Journal Digital Network (WSJDN), and Knowledge and Insight. WSJ, Dow Jones’s product, is available in print, online and across multiple mobile, tablet and e-book devices. WSJ covers national and international news and provides analysis, commentary and opinions on a range of topics, including business developments and trends, economics, financial markets, investing, science and technology, lifestyle, culture and sports. Print and digital products under the WSJ brand include The Wall Street Journal (including its Asia and Europe editions), WSJ.Magazine, WSJ.com, WSJ Mobile and WSJ Video. The new Dow Jones Media Group focuses on Dow Jones consumer brands outside of The Wall Street Journal franchise, including Barron’s and MarketWatch, among other properties. WSJDN offers advertisers the opportunity to reach Dow Jones’s audience across a number of brands, including the WSJ.com, Barrons.com and MarketWatch.com Websites.
Dow Jones Knowledge and Insight products provide data and analysis from curated sources and include Factiva, Dow Jones PEVC and DJX. Factiva is a provider of global business content, built on an archive of original publishing sources. Dow Jones PEVC products provide news and deal data on venture c apital and private equity-backed private companies and their! investor! s to help venture capital and private equity professionals, financial services professionals and other service providers identify deal and partnership opportunities, perform due diligence and examine trends in venture capital and private equity investment, fund-raising and liquidity. Products include VentureSource, LP Source, VentureWire, Private Equity Analyst, LBO Wire, Private Equity News, Daily Bankruptcy Review (DBR), DBR Small Cap and DBR High Yield. DJX consists of a bundle of underlying products, including Factiva, Dow Jones Newswires, certain PEVC products, including Venture Source and LP Source, certain Risk & Compliance products, WSJ.com and Barrons.com.
Dow Jones Risk & Compliance products provide data solutions for customers focused on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, monitoring embargo and sanction lists and other compliance requirements. Dow Jones Newswires distributes real-time business news, information, analysis, commentary and statistic al data to financial professionals and investors. News Corp Australia is a news and information provider in Australia, owning newspapers, which cover a national, regional and suburban footprint. News Corp Australia’s news portfolio includes The Australian and The Weekend Australian (National), The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney), Herald Sun and Sunday Herald Sun (Melbourne), The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail (Brisbane), and The Advertiser and Sunday Mail (Adelaide). News Corp Australia’s portfolio of digital properties also includes news.com.au, a general interest site in Australia that provides breaking news, finance, entertainment, lifestyle, technology and sports news. In addition, News Corp Australia owns other properties, such as taste.com.au, a food and recipe site, and kidspot.com.au, a parenting Website, as well as various other digital media assets, including a stake in the Sports Technology Group, which supplies a scheduling tool for sports and other community organizations.
News UK publish! es The Su! n, The Sun on Sunday, The Times and The Sunday Times, which are newspapers in the United Kingdom. News UK also distributes content through its digital platforms, including its Websites, thesun.co.uk, thetimes.co.uk and thesundaytimes.co.uk, as well as mobile and tablet applications. News UK’s online and mobile offerings include the rights to show English Premier League Football, English Premiership Rugby Union, Gaelic Athletic Association games and UEFA Champions League and Europa League match clips across its digital platforms. News UK’s portfolio includes The Sun; The Times, and The Sunday Times. In addition, News UK has also assembled a portfolio of complementary ancillary product offerings, including Sun Bingo and Sun Bets, an online sports betting service. NYP Holdings is the publisher of the New York Post (the Post), NYPost.com, PageSix.com, Decider.com and related smartphone and tablet applications and social media channels. News America Marketing (NAM) is the marketi ng partner of various brands. NAM’s marketing solutions are available through multiple distribution channels, including publications, in stores and online, primarily under the SmartSource brand name and through the Checkout 51 mobile application.
The Company’s Book Publishing segment consists of HarperCollins Publishers (together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, HarperCollins), which is a consumer book publisher. HarperCollins publishes and distributes consumer books globally through print, digital and audio formats. Its digital formats include e-books for devices, such as tablets and e-book readers, as well as audio downloads for smartphones and Moving Picture Experts Group Layer-3 Audio (MP3) players. As of June 30, 2016, HarperCollins owned approximately 120 branded imprints, including Avon, Harper, HarperCollins Children’s Books, William Morrow, Harlequin and Christian publishers Zondervan and Thomas Nelson. HarperCollins pu blishes works by authors, such as Harper Lee, Mitch Albom, V! eronica R! oth, Rick Warren, Sarah Young and Agatha Christie and titles, such as The Hobbit, Goodnight Moon, To Kill a Mockingbird, Jesus Calling and the Divergent series. As of June 30, 2016, its print and digital global catalog included approximately 200,000 publications in different formats, in 17 languages, and it licensed rights for its authors’ works to be published in over 50 languages around the world.
Digital Real Estate Services
The Company’s Digital Real Estate Services segment consists primarily of its interest in REA Group Limited (REA Group), and its interest in Move, Inc. (Move). This segment also includes DIAKRIT International Limited (DIAKRIT), a digital visualization solutions company that enables homeowners to see the potential in their future living environment. REA Group advertises property and property-related services on Websites and mobile applications across Australia, Europe and Asia. REA Group’s Australian operations include realesta te.com.au and realcommercial.com.au, which are residential and commercial property Websites, as well as its media and property-related services businesses, serving the display media market and markets adjacent to property, respectively. The media business offers advertising opportunities on both realestate.com.au and realcommercial.com.au, as well as native advertisement placements. REA Group’s international operations include property sites in Asia and Europe.
REA Group also operates a Chinese site, myfun.com, which supports REA Group’s businesses in other geographical markets by showcasing residential property listings to Chinese buyers and investors, and delivers leads to agents. In Europe, REA Group operates sites in Italy (casa.it) and in Luxembourg and regions of France (atHome.lu, atHome.de, immoRegion.fr and atOffice.lu). Move is a provider of online real estate services in the United States. Move primarily operates realtor.com, a real estate information and services marketplace, under a perpetual agreement and t! rademark ! license with the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Realtor.com and its related mobile applications display multiple listing services (MLS)-listed, for-sale properties in the United States, which are primarily sourced directly from relationships with MLSs across the country. Realtor.com generates the majority of its revenues through the sale of listing advertisement products, including Connection for Co-Brokerage, Showcase Listing Enhancements and Featured Homes, which allow real estate agents, brokers and franchises to prioritize and connect with consumers on for-sale property listings within the realtor.com Website and mobile applications.
The Company’s Media products include sponsorships, display advertisements, text links, directories, and Digital Advertising Package. Non-listing advertisement pricing models include cost per thousand, cost per click, cost per unique user and subscription-based sponsorships of specific content areas or targeted geographi es. In addition to realtor.com, Move also offers various professional software and services products. These include the Top Producer and TigerLead productivity and lead management tools and services, which are tailored to real estate agents and sold on a subscription basis, as well as the ListHub service, which syndicates for-sale listing information from MLSs and other data sources, such as real estate brokerages, and distributes that content to an array of Websites.
Cable Network Programming
The Company’s Cable Network Programming segment consists of FOX SPORTS Australia, a sports programming provider in Australia. FOX SPORTS Australia is focused on live national and international sports events and provides featured original and licensed sports content tailored to the Australian market, including live sports, such as National Rugby League, the domestic football league, international cricket, as well as the Australian Rugby Union. As of June 30, 20 16, FOX SPORTS Australia offered seven high definition telev! ision cha! nnels distributed through cable, satellite and Internet Protocol (IP), and various interactive viewing applications. As of June 30, 2016, its channels consisted of FOX SPORTS 1, FOX SPORTS 2, FOX SPORTS 3, FOX SPORTS 4, FOX SPORTS 5, FOX FOOTY and FOX SPORTS NEWS that broadcasted 12,000 hours of live sports programming per year reaching FOXTEL, Telstra and Optus subscription television customers. FOX SPORTS Australia also operates foxsports.com.au, a general sports Website in Australia, and offers several interactive mobile and tablet applications that extend the reach of its content across multiple platforms. FOX SPORTS Australia is distributed through longstanding carriage agreements with pay-television providers in Australia and generates revenue primarily through affiliate fees payable under these carriage agreements, as well as advertising sales.
The Company competes with Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg L.P., LexisNexis, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, H achette Livre, domain.com.au, zillow.com, trulia.com, ESPN, beIN SPORTS, Fetch TV, Netflix and Stan.
- [By Monica Gerson]
News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS) reported a profit of $506 million, or $0.87 per share for the year ended June 30, versus a year-ago loss of $2.08 billion, or $3.58 per share. Its revenue rose 2.7% to $8.89 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.57 per share on revenue of $8.96 billion. News Corp shares fell 1.28% to close at $16.91 on Friday.
5 Best Internet Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Fossil Inc.(FOSL)
Fossil, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and distributes fashion accessories worldwide. It offers a line of fashion watches under its proprietary brands, such as FOSSIL, MICHELE, RELIC, and ZODIAC; and through licensed brands, including ADIDAS, BURBERRY, DIESEL, DKNY, EMPORIO ARMANI, MARC BY MARC JACOBS, and MICHAEL KORS. The company designs, markets, and arranges for the manufacture of watches and accessories on behalf of certain mass market retailers, companies, and organizations as private label products or as premium and incentive items for use in various corporate events. It also provides various fashion accessories for men and women, including handbags, belts, small leather goods, jewelry, and sunglasses through company owned retail stores, department stores, and specialty retail stores, as well as over the Internet and through catalogs. In addition, the company sells a line of soft accessories, such as hats, gloves, and scarves, as well as a handbag collection. Furt her, it offers apparel comprising jeans, outerwear, fashion tops and bottoms, and tee shirts for men and women through company-owned stores, as well as over the Internet and through catalogs. Additionally, the company provides footwear products, including sport court sneakers, authentic casuals, dress classics, and boots for men, as well as fashionable flats, heels, wedges, and boots for women. Fossil, Inc., through a license agreement with the Safilo Group, manufactures, markets, and sells optical frames under the FOSSIL and RELIC brand names in the United States and Canada. As of August 9, 2011, it had approximately 360 company-owned and operated retail stores. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ: FOSL) reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the current quarter. Fossil shares tumbled 30.92 percent to $27.70 in pre-market trading.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ: FOSL) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $666.60 million.
Nokia Corp (ADR) (NYSE: NOK) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $6.24 billion.
- [By Johanna Bennett]
It could be painful watching Fossil Group (FOSL) tomorrow. The share price plunged almost 30% during after hour market action after the fashion watch maker posted disappointing 1Q financial results, warned of a weak 2Q and slashed its full-year forecasts.
Fossil now expects sales in 2016 to drop between 1.5% and 5% compared to its former range of an 1% increase to a 3.5% decline. Full-year EPS estimates also dropped, with Fossil expecting to earn between $1.80 and $2.80, down from the old guidance of $2.80 to $3.60.
Currency headwinds seem to have played havoc with 1Q results, impacting net sales by $16.4 billion and reducing EPS by 8 cents. Fossil earned 12 cents a share on revenue of $659.8 million, which missed the Streets forecast of 15 cents a share on revenue of $667 million. The strength of the U.S. dollar was to blame,.
During the current quarter, Fossil expects per share earnings to range from break even to 15 cents a share, as net sales drop between 8% and 10%.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ: FOSL) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $666.60 million. Fossil Group shares declined 0.76 percent to close at $39.42 on Friday.
5 Best Internet Stocks To Invest In Right Now: National Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NOV)
National Oilwell Varco, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling, completion, and production; and provides oilfield services to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide. The companys Rig Systems segment offers land rigs; offshore drilling equipment packages; and drilling rig components. This segment provides substructures, derricks, and masts; cranes; pipe lifting, racking, rotating, and assembly systems; fluid transfer technologies, such as mud pumps; pressure control equipment, such as blowout preventers; power transmission systems, such as drives and generators; and rig instrumentation and control systems. Its Rig Aftermarket segment offers spare parts; and repair and rental services, as well as technical support, field and first well support, field engineering, and customer training services. The companys Wellbore Technologies segment designs, manufactures, rents, a nd sells various equipment and technologies used to perform drilling operations. This segment also provides solids control and waste management equipment and services, drilling fluids, drill pipes, wired pipes, tubular inspection and coating services, instrumentation, downhole tools, and drill bits. Its Completion and Production Solutions segment offers equipment and technologies for hydraulic fracture stimulation, such as pressure pumping trucks and pumps, blenders, sanders, hydration units, injection units, flowlines, manifolds, and wellheads; well intervention, including coiled tubing units, coiled tubing, and wireline units and tools; offshore production, including composite pipe, process equipment, floating production systems, and subsea production technologies; and onshore production, including surface transfer and progressive cavity pumps, positive displacement reciprocating pumps, pressure vessels, and artificial lift systems. The company was founded in 1862 and is h eadquartered in Houston, Texas.
- [By Lauren Pollock]
Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Tuesday’s session are Applied Materials Inc.(AMAT), Red Hat Inc.(RHT) and National Oilwell Varco Inc.(NOV)
- [By Tony Daltorio]
But the best investment in this sector, according to Moors, is National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV).
He calls it the “one company that stands to benefit most directly from what is happening in the equipment sector.”