Biopharmaceutical company Endocyte (ECYT) reported a second quarter 2013 net loss of 23 cents per share, which amounted to almost three times the loss of Zacks Consensus Estimate of 8 cents per share, and a larger loss compared to the same quarter the previous year; the stock did not experience a decline. It appears as though investors have maintained confidence in the company whose stock has more than doubled over the past year. And I believe there are good reasons for such confidence in the company, and the stock. The first reason is its pipeline of drugs led by its flagship proprietary technology novel small molecule drug conjugates (SMDCs) that actively target receptors that are over-expressed on cancer cells relative to healthy cells. And the second reason is that the SMDC technology has led to its collaboration with Merck (MRK) on a cancer treatment vintafolide (EC145) that has the potential to net Endocyte $1 billion.
Endocyte Lead Treatment Vintafolide
5 Best Managed Healthcare Stocks To Own For 2016: Ballard Power Systems Inc.(BLDP)
Ballard Power Systems Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and service of fuel cell products for motive and stationary power applications worldwide. It offers clean energy PEM (proton exchange membrane) fuel cell stacks, modules, and complete systems. The company provides fuel cell products and services for material handling and bus, back-up power, and distributed generation applications; and fuel cell engineering solutions for various fuel cell applications. It also offers carbon-based engineered material products in the form of roll goods as woven carbon fiber textile fabrics or carbon fiber papers primarily for automotive transmissions and gas diffusion layers. Ballard Power Systems Inc., through its interests in Dantherm Power A/S develops clean energy backup power through utilization of hydrogen fuel cell technology; and Automotive Fuel Cell Cooperation Corp. develops fuel cell products for the automotive fuel cell market. The company was founde d in 1979 and is headquartered in Burnaby, Canada.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Shares of FuelCell Energy have fallen 5,6% to $2.52 at 12:48 p.m., while Ballard Power Systems (BLDP) has dropped 2.8% to $3.46 and Plug Power (PLUG) has declined 3.5% to $5.28.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Other fuel-cell companies are also feeling the pain today. Ballard Power Systems (BLDP) has dropped 1.5% to $3.86, while Plug Power (PLUG) has declined 0.9% to $5.80. Toyota Motor’s ADRs (TM) have fallen 1.2% to $115.61.
5 Best Managed Healthcare Stocks To Own For 2016: Tennant Company(TNC)
Tennant Company engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing cleaning solutions worldwide. The company offers floor maintenance and outdoor cleaning equipment; chemical-free cleaning technologies; and specialty surface coatings and related products for protecting, repairing, and upgrading floors. Its products are used to clean and coat surfaces in factories, office buildings, parking lots and streets, airports, hospitals, schools, warehouses, shopping centers, and other retail environments. The company also provides parts, consumables, and service maintenance and repair; business solutions, such as pay-for-use offerings, and rental and leasing programs; and cleaning technologies that enhance the performance of its cleaning equipment. In addition, it offers Green Machine 500ze, an electric vacuum street sweeper to clean crowded urban areas. The company serves building service contract cleaners, end-user businesses, healthcare facilities, and schools, as well as local, state, and federal governments through its direct sales and service organization, and authorized distributors. Tennant Company was founded in 1870 and is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- [By Marc Bastow]
Floor maintenance and cleaning service company Tennant (TNC) raised its quarterly dividend 11% to 20 cents per share payable June 6 to shareholders of record May 30.
TNC Dividend Yield: 1.29%
- [By Seth Jayson]
Tennant (NYSE: TNC ) reported earnings on April 22. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Tennant missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
5 Best Managed Healthcare Stocks To Own For 2016: Aurubis AG (NDA)
Aurubis AG is a Germany-based company engaged in the production of primary copper and precious metals, the recycling of secondary raw materials and the processing of copper into final products. It operates through three business segments: Primary Copper that unifies activities related to the production of marketable copper cathodes from the primary raw material, copper concentrates, as well as the production and marketing of sulfuric acid; Recycling/Precious Metals, engaged in the production of copper cathodes from a variety of recycled raw materials and such by-metals and co-products as gold, silver, platinum and tin, among others, and Copper Products that includes the provision of such copper products as cast wire rod from cathodes, strips, shaped wires and others. The Company operates also through subsidiaries located in Germany, Sweden, the United States, Hong Kong, Russia and Bulgaria, among others. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Ruth David]
Block sales in western Europe reached $31.8 billion in the three months through September as Groupama SA sold shares in Societe Generale (GLE) SA and Sweden exited a stake in Nordea Bank (NDA) AB, data compiled by Bloomberg show. At the same time, investors poured about $22.2 billion into the region’s stock funds in the 15 weeks through Oct. 9, according to data from research firm EPFR Global Inc.
- [By Corinne Gretler]
Nordea (NDA) dropped 2.6 percent to 77.15 kronor, the biggest decline in four weeks. Sweden sold 284 million shares for 76 kronor each, valuing the 7 percent stake at 21.6 billion kronor ($3.4 billion).
5 Best Managed Healthcare Stocks To Own For 2016: Real Goods Solar Inc.(RSOL)
Real Goods Solar, Inc. operates as a residential and commercial solar energy integrator primarily in California and Colorado. The company provides engineering, procurement, and construction services. It offers various turnkey solar energy services, including design, procurement, permitting, build-out, grid connection, financing referrals, and warranty and customer satisfaction services. The company installs residential and small commercial systems that range between 3 kilowatts and 1 megawatt output. It also engages in the retail sale of renewable energy products. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in Louisville, Colorado.
- [By John Udovich]
Small cap solar stock Andalay Solar Inc (OTCMKTS: WEST) has largely cratered for investors verses solar stock peers Real Goods Solar, Inc (NASDAQ: RSOL) and SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ: SCTY), but is the company finally turning itself around after a failed deal to be acquired?
- [By Bryan Murphy]
Last Thursday when I suggested American Community (OTCMKTS:ACYD) was a stock that should be shed immediately, and replaced with a position in Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:RSOL), I didn’t win a lot of friends. After all, ACYD was the market’s newest darling, in the middle of a red-hot runup, while RSOL was “just another solar name” that happened to be lucky enough to stumble its way above a key support line. Well, I hate to be the one to day I told you so, but, I told you so. American Community shares are down 35% since then, while Real Goods Solar shares are up 36% in the meantime. Both stocks seem pretty well entrenched in their current trends too.
5 Best Managed Healthcare Stocks To Own For 2016: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company(RRD)
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company provides pre-media, printing, logistics, and business process outsourcing products and services to private and public sectors worldwide. The company operates primarily in the commercial print portion of the printing industry, with related product and service offerings designed to offer customers solutions for communicating their messages to target audiences. Its products and related service offerings include magazines, catalogs, retail inserts, books, directories, financial print, direct mail, forms, labels, office products, statement printing, pre media, and logistics services. The company also offers business process outsourcing services that comprise transactional print and outsourcing services, statement printing, direct mail, and print management services; and product configuration, customized kitting, and order fulfillment for technology, medical device, and other companies. It distributes its products to end-users through the United Sta tes postal services, retail channels, electronically, or by direct shipment to customer facilities. R.R. Donnelley & Sons was founded in 1864 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
- [By Dan Burrows]
R.R. Donnelley (RRD)
RRD Price/LFCF: 9.4
RRD Dividend Yield: 6.7%
It’s hard to find a more boring company than R.R. Donnelley (RRD). It both prints and creates custom content (e.g., annual reports) for private and public companies.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
R.R. Donnelley & Sons (RRD) has gained 5.7% to $19.85 after the commercial printing company reported better-than-forecast earnings.
Aeropostale (ARO) has jumped 3.6% to $7.19 after Bloomberg reported that the struggling retailer was working out its options with Barclays assistance.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYSE: HOT) reported a gain in its third-quarter core earnings and lifted its full-year earnings forecast. To read the full news, click here. Procera Networks (NASDAQ: PKT) and Skyfire, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opera Software, today announced a joint solution and partnership to tackle the rapid growth of video traffic on global mobile networks, based on an open, scalable ICAP architecture. To read the full news, click here. R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NASDAQ: RRD) and Consolidated Graphics (NYSE: CGX) jointly announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement by which RR Donnelley will acquire Consolidated Graphics, a provider of digital and commercial printing, fulfillment services, print management and proprietary Internet-based technology solutions. To read the full news, click here. Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ: DNKN) reported a 36% rise in its third-quarter income. To read the full news, click here.
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- [By Eric Volkman]
RR Donnelley (NASDAQ: RRD ) will pay a quarterly dividend of $0.26 per share of its common stock on June 3 to shareholders of record as of April 26, the company announced this week.