Shares ofClean Energy Fuels Corp.(NASDAQ:CLNE) surged as much as 22.7% today, before losing a little steam in afternoon trading. As of 12:20 p.m. EDT, shares were up 13.6% in very heavy trading. At this writing, more than 5 million shares have traded hands, about five times the average volume for the company’s stock.
Today’s big jump isn’t from the company’s earnings, which will be released later today after market close, but due to a surprise announcement that global oil and gas giantTotal S.A. (ADR)(NYSE:TOT) has agreed to take a 25% stake in Clean Energy, with a deal to buy 50.8 million shares for $83.4 million.
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In addition to an investment that would make Total the largest shareholder of Clean Energy stock, it is also partnering with the company to launch a leasing program to help accelerate adoption of heavy-duty natural gas vehicles. As part of this program, Total would provide up to $100 million of credit to fund leases.
Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc.(LLL)
- [By Lou Whiteman]
L-3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) missed out on much of the rally enjoyed by other defense contractors over the last year. The reason for the lagging performance was because the company was in the middle of a transformation plan aimed at propelling it into the ranks of those larger rivals. Judging by its first-quarter results, the efforts are already beginning to show results.
- [By Max Byerly]
Shares of L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, ten have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $223.00.
Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Orocobre Limited (OROCF)
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Early-stage lithium producer Orocobre (OTCPK:OROCF) has been busy developing its Argentine flag-ship asset at Olaroz. The company has managed to scale up the asset to around 12,000 T / year LCE with a nameplate production capacity of 17,500 T / year. Although the company has not achieved full production capacity at its asset, it has moved ahead with joint venture partner Toyota Tsusho (OTCPK:TYHOF) to develop plans for Phase 2. In January 2018, Orocobre announced that Toyota Tsusho would invest nearly $300 million for a 15% stake in the company, along with plans to double production capacity at Olaroz to 42,000 T LCE / year. The joint venture is also building a lithium hydroxide facility in Japan which will supply the local battery supply chain.
Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Permian Basin Royalty Trust(PBT)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Primalbase Token (CURRENCY:PBT) traded up 0% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM Eastern on May 13th. In the last week, Primalbase Token has traded down 12.7% against the U.S. dollar. One Primalbase Token token can currently be purchased for about $2,575.27 or 0.30100000 BTC on major exchanges including Waves Decentralized Exchange and Tidex. Primalbase Token has a total market capitalization of $3.22 million and approximately $872,784.00 worth of Primalbase Token was traded on exchanges in the last day.
Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Teekay Corporation(TK)
- [By Rich Smith]
Shares of Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK)are down 9.2% as of 11:40 a.m EDT after the maritime oil operations holding company — parent of Teekay LNG Partners, Teekay Tankers, and Teekay Offshore– reported a big loss for its fiscal first quarter 2018. At one point today, Teekay stock had fallen as much as 15.7%.
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
Although Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE:TGH) and Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) are both focused on the shipping industry, they go about it in vastly different ways. Both companies were hit hard by industry downturns, but Textainer started to see a notable improvement in its container business in 2017. Teekay’s collection of ship-owning businesses in the energy sector, on the other hand, continued to struggle overall — but signs seem to point to an upturn this year. Which one is the better buy today?
- [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $120.51 billion.
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.2 per share on revenue of $2.63 billion.
Dillard's, Inc. (NYSE: DDS) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $1.46 billion.
The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.21 per share on revenue of $444.14 million.
Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU) is expected to report quarterly loss at $1.35 per share on revenue of $193.67 million.
Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.08 per share on revenue of $296.76 million.
KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.41 per share on revenue of $306.72 million.
Vascular Biogenics Ltd. (NASDAQ: VBLT) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.21 per share.
Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $272.04 million.
Albireo Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALBO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.77 per share on revenue of $31.32 million.
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Crude oil prices continue to remain in focus after Brent crude hit $80.00 per barrel. The benchmark crude touched $80.00, as markets are concerned about the impact renewed Iranian sanctions will have on global supply. French oil giant Total announced Wednesday that it was abandoning a gas project in Iran after failing to obtain a waiver from the Trump administration to do business in Iran. The sanctions are expected to decline global output at a time that OPEC is already working diligently to push oil prices higher by containing excessive global production.
Four Stocks to Watch Today: JCP, BABA, F, KR
Shares of JCPenney (NYSE: JCP) are ticking higher after its earnings report before the bell. Yesterday, retail companies were stunned by the 11% jump for its rival Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) stock thanks to a strong first-quarter report. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.(NYSE: BABA) is generating a lot of buzz as investors monitor trade relations between the United States and China. BABA stock had slumped by 18% thanks to trade restrictions on Chinese companies. Ford Motor Co.(NYSE: F) announced it will restart production of its popular F-150 pickup truck at its Dearborn, Mich., facility. The company recently suspended operations after a fire damaged supplies needed for manufacturing. The F-150 is the most popular consumer vehicle in the United States. In an effort to beat back the growth of Wal-Mart and Amazon, grocery giant Kroger Co.(NYSE: KR) announced a deal to purchase a 5% stake in British online supermarket Ocado. The deal will allow Kroger to utilize the UK firm’s warehouse automation technology in the United States and improve its supply chain costs. Look for additional earnings reports from Applied Materials Inc.(Nasdaq: AMAT), Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE: JWN), The Children’s Place Inc.(Nasdaq: PLCE), Teekay Corp.(NYSE: TK), and Quantum Corp.(NYSE: QTM).
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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Quality Systems, Inc.(QSII)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: MercadoLibre Inc.(MELI)
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
In this segment fromMotley Fool Money, host Chris Hill asks senior analysts Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger, and Ron Gross to discuss the companies they have their eyes on. Listen in to find out why they pickedHealthcare Services Group(NASDAQ:HCSG), Ameris Bancorp(NASDAQ:ABCB), and MercadoLibre(NASDAQ:MELI).
- [By Brian Stoffel]
We’ll cover each of those below for these five growth stocks.
Company What it does…
Mercadolibre(NASDAQ:MELI) Leading e-commerce player in Latin America
Axon Enterprises(NASDAQ:AAXN) Develops products for police forces: TASERs, body cameras, and a database to store and analyze footage
Shopify(NYSE:SHOP) Helps merchants create an e-commerce presence
Ellie Mae(NYSE:ELLI) Offers platform to help streamline mortgage origination and refinancing business
Paycom Solutions(NYSE:PAYC) Maintains and develops cloud solutions for HR departments
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- [By Ethan Ryder]
Engineers Gate Manager LP grew its holdings in MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI) by 686.1% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 9,024 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,876 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP’s holdings in MercadoLibre were worth $3,216,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Danny Vena]
MercadoLibre, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELI) had a banner year in 2017, and things were looking up to start off 2018. When the company released its fourth-quarter financial results in February, it reported revenue of $437 million, up 70% year over year in U.S. dollars and almost doubling in local-currency terms. It also announced that it would be deconsolidating the results of its Venezuelan subsidiary, which had long been a drag on its financials due to persistent currency devaluations and spiraling hyperinflation. After doubling last year, MercadoLibre’s stock had gained over 30% again by early March.
- [By Danny Vena]
For investors in MercadoLibre (NASDAQ:MELI), the leading e-commerce platform in Latin America, it was difficult to decipher the results for its just completed first quarter. The company’s reported net revenue of $321 million, an increase of just 19% year over year, was below analysts’ expectations and significantly lower than the stellar growth rates investors have come to expect. Bottom-line results were even worse, with a loss per share of $0.29, compared to gain of $1.10 in the prior-year quarter.