Canaccord Genuity’s Ryan Meliker and Michael Kodesch call the selloff in Corrections Corp of America (CXW) and GEO Group (GEO) “overdone.” They explain why:
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This afternoon, the Washington Post published an article announcing the Justice Department’s plans for ending the use of private prisons onBureau of Prisons contracts. The memo instructs officials to either decline to renew contracts for private prison operators when they expire or “substantially reduce” the scope. While this is no doubt negative news, the intraday stock reaction seems like over kill. For GEO, at around the current price, the stock is trading at close to a 20% free cash flow yield andCorrections Corp is close to 15%. Additionally with only ~11%Bureau of Prisons risk to GEO and 9% to Corrections Corp, the massive falloffs in the stocks imply that the risk will spread to other federal, state and local jurisdictions. While this is possible, we believe it is unlikely. As such, we think today’s stock action is more based on fear than actual cash flow risk.
Best Communications Equipment Stocks To Buy For 2016: Firsthand Techn ology Value Fund, Inc.(SVVC)
Firsthand Technology Value Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is an externally managed, closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Funds investment objective is to seek long-term growth of capital. The Fund will invest at least 80% of its total assets for investment purposes in technology companies. It considers technology companies to be those companies that derive at least 50% of their revenues from products and/or services within the information technology sector or the cleantech sector Its investment portfolio by industry sector: Social Networking, Medical Devices, Semiconductor Equipment, Advertising Technology, Consumer Electronics, Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing.. The Fund will invest at least 70% of its assets in private venture capital companies and in public companies. SiVest Group, Inc. serves as investment adviser for the Fund. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Hibah Yousuf]
Similarly, Twitter is also the biggest holding in the Firsthand Technology Value Fund (SVVC). With just over 1 million shares of the social media platform, Twitter represents nearly 11% of the total portfolio as of mid-year. Shares of Firsthand Technology Value jumped more than 6% Friday.
Best Communications Equipment Stocks To Buy For 2016: Prestige Brand Holdings Inc.(PBH)
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in marketing, selling, and distributing over-the-counter healthcare and household cleaning products primarily in North America. The company?s Over-The-Counter Healthcare segment offers a portfolio of OTC products under nine core OTC brands, including Chloraseptic sore throat remedies, Clear Eyes eye drops, Compound W wart removers, Dramamine motion sickness products, Efferdent and Effergrip denture products, Little Remedies pediatric healthcare products, Luden’s cough drops, PediaCare pediatric healthcare products, and The Doctor?s brand of oral care products. This segment also provides other significant brands that include Dermoplast first-aid products, Murine eye and ear care products, NasalCrom allergy relief product, New-Skin liquid bandage, and Wartner wart removers. Its Household Cleaning segment markets household cleaning products, such as abrasive and non-abrasive tub and tile cleaner, scrubb i ng pads and sponges, dilutables, anti-bacterial hard surface spray for counter tops, and glass cleaners under the Comet, Chore Boy, and Spic and Span brands. Prestige Brands Holdings distributes its products through various retail channels, including drug, food, dollar, and club stores, as well as supermarkets and mass merchandisers. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Irvington, New York.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Castor believes the cash has disappeared into working capital, which has grown from 23% to more than 50% since 2008. Comparable company PrestigeBrand (PBH) uses 11%; Unilever(UL) and Colgate-Palmolive(CL) far less.
Top 5 Railroad Stocks To Buy For 2016: DRDGOLD Limited(DRD)
DRDGOLD Limited, incorporated on February 16, 2015, is a surface gold tailings retreatment company. The Company operates in the central Witwatersrand (Wits) basin in Gauteng province and recovers gold from tailings. Ergo Mining Proprietary Limited (Ergo) is the Company’s operating entity. Ergo is a surface retreatment operator. Ergo’s assets cover an area approximately 62 kilometers from east to west and around 25 kilometers from north to south. The Company operates approximately two metallurgical plants, two milling and pump stations, a network of pipelines and the Brakpan tailings facility (BTF).
The Ergo plant has a total retreatment capacity of 1.8 Million tons per month. The Company’s product is dore bars. Ergo is owned by Ergo Mining Operations Proprietary Limited (EMO). The Company extracts gold through a combination of flotation, milling, carbon-in-pulp (CIP) and carbon- in-leach (CIL) processes. As of 30 June, 2015, the Company produced approximately 150,145 ounces of gold. The slime is dislodged and mixed with water and the resulting slurry is pumped to a metallurgical treatment plant for processing. The Crown and City Deep milling and pump stations partly process approximately 600 thousand tons per month. The Knights satellite plant processes approximately 200,000 to 300,000 thousand tons per month from various sites.
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Wednesday, basic materials shares fell by 1.27 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included McEwen Mining Inc (NYSE: MUX), down 12 percent, and DRDGOLD Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: DRD), down 7 percent.
Best Communications Equipment Stocks To Buy For 2016: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)
Wells Fargo & Company, through its subsidiaries, provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Community Banking; Wholesale Banking; and Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement. The Community Banking segment offers deposits, including checking, market rate, and individual retirement accounts; savings and time deposits; and debit cards. Its loan products comprise lines of credit, auto floor plans, equity lines and loans, equipment and transportation loans, education loans, residential mortgage loans, health savings accounts, and credit cards. This segment also provides equipment leases, real estate financing, small business administration financing, venture capital financing, cash management, payroll services, retirement plans, loans secured by autos, and merchant payment processing services; purchases sales finance contracts from retail merchants; and a family of funds, and investment managemen t services. The Wholesale Banking segment offers commercial and corporate banking products and services, including commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, international trade facilities, trade financing, collection services, foreign exchange services, treasury and investment management, institutional fixed-income sales, commodity and equity risk management, insurance, corporate trust fiduciary and agency services, and investment banking services. This segment also provides banking products for commercial real estate market, and real estate and mortgage brokerage services. The Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement segment offers financial advisory, brokerage, and institutional retirement and trust services. As of December 31, 2010, the company served its customers through approximately 9,000 banking stores in 39 States and the District of Columbia. Wells Fargo & Company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in San Franc i sco, California.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on August 3, 2016.
J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ: JBHT) – $0.2200 dividend, 1.0791 percent yield Johnson Controls Inc (NYSE: JCI) – $0.2900 dividend, 2.6250 percent yield FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) – $0.3600 dividend, 3.9680 percent yield Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) – $0.8255 dividend, 10.7347 percent yield Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) – $0.3800 dividend, 3.1588 percent yield BP plc (ADR) (NYSE: BP) – $0.6000 dividend, 6.8768 percent yield American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ: AAL) – $0.1000 dividend, 1.1442 percent yield Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) – $0.1300 dividend, 2.9834 percent yield Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) – $0.0300 dividend, 1.1321 percent yield Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT) – $0.2700 dividend, 1.5341 percent yield
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- [By Ben Levisohn]
We at Smead Capital are doubling down on the idea that the interest rates, which determine the discount rate for long-duration assets, are going to rise. What could possibly satisfy you if that happens? First, we think it takes much better economic growth and higher loan demand to get there. We like banks and insurance companies which reside in the 100 cheapest stocks and will be positively affected by an increase in the velocity of money and the spread between short-term and long-term interest rates. We believe JP Morgan (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), Bank of America (BAC), American Express (AXP) and Aflac (AFL) stand to benefit from this era and fall in the cheapest quintile.