NEW YORK (TheStreet) — It struck me kinda funny to see the media play up the notion of Twitter’s “secret IPO.”
Because Twitter has less than $1 billion in revenue, the JOBS Act provides the company more time and privacy pre-IPO than Facebook (FB) and other recent market entrants. In particular, Twitter can interface with the SEC prior to releasing a public S-1 filing no later than 21 days before the initial stock offering.
In a Real Money column, Eric Jackson recounts what happened to Facebook post-IPO: At its lows, Facebook was derided for not having a mobile strategy. It also lived in fear that it might lose its best employees, who saw their stock stuck in the mud along with their options and restricted stock units.
Best Gas Utility Stocks To Own Right Now: Suedzucker Mannheim Ochsenfurt AG (SZU)
Suedzucker Mannheim Ochsenfurt AG is a Germany-based company engaged in the processing of agricultural raw materials. The Company is organized, along with its subsidiaries, into four segments: the Sugar segment comprises sugar production and the agricultural division; the Special Products segment includes the activities of four divisions: BENEO, which produces and sells ingredients made from natural raw materials for food products and animal feed; the Freiberger Group is a producer of chilled and frozen pizzas, frozen pasta dishes and snacks; the PortionPack Europe group specializes in portion packs, and the starch division comprises starch companies in Hungary and Romania, bio-ethanol production in Austria and Hungary, as well as starch production facilities in Austria; the CropEnergies segment includes the bio-ethanol activities of the Company in Germany, Belgium and France, and the Fruit segment comprises the fruit juice preparations and fruit juice concentrates divisions. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Jonathan Morgan]
Volkswagen AG (VOW), Europe’s biggest automaker, climbed 3.7 percent as data showed European car sales increased for the first time in 19 months in April. Suedzucker AG (SZU) dropped to an eight-month low as J&E Davy Holdings Ltd. downgraded the shares.
Best Gas Utility Stocks To Own Right Now: The Dixie Group Inc.(DXYN)
The Dixie Group, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of carpets and rugs to residential and commercial customers primarily in the United States. It also offers broadloom and modular carpets for the specified commercial marketplace. The company sells its products under the Fabrica International, Masland Carpets, and the Dixie Home brands. It also processes yarns, and provides carpet dyeing and finishing services to other carpet manufacturers. The company primarily serves interior decorators and designers, selected retailers and furniture stores, luxury home builders, and manufacturers of luxury motor coaches and yachts. The Dixie Group, Inc. was founded in 1920 and is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- [By Roberto Pedone]
Dixie Group (DXYN) markets, manufactures and sells carpet and rugs to high-end residential and commercial customers through its various sales forces and brands. This stock closed up 10.9% at $11.48 in Thursday’s trading session.
Thursday’s Volume: 218,000
Three-Month Average Volume: 82,425
Volume % Change: 198%
From a technical perspective, DXYN ripped sharply higher here right above some near-term support around $10 with strong upside volume. This stock has been trending sideways inside of a consolidation pattern for the last month, with shares trending between $10 on the downside and $12.05 on the upside. This consolidation pattern is occurring after a strong uptrend for shares of DXYN, which took the stock from $4.99 in March to $10 in August. This spike is now starting to push shares of DXYN within range of triggering a big breakout trade. That trade will hit if DXYN manages to take out Thursday’s intraday high at $11.99 and then once it clears its 52-week high at $12.05 with high volume.
Traders should now look for long-biased trades in DXYN as long as it’s trending above $11 or Thursday’s low of $10.43, and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 82,425 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then DXYN will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $15 to $16.
- [By David Goodboy]
The company I discovered astounded me: It's up more than 220% in the past year, and shares are trading for around $11. It is high-end carpet maker The Dixie Group (Nasdaq: DXYN). Founded in 1919, this carpet manufacturer and marketing company has a market cap of about $143 million and annual revenue of just over $296 million. It sells carpets with the Fabrica International, Masland Residential and Dixie Home brands.
Best Gas Utility Stocks To Own Right Now: Getty Realty Corp (GTY)
Getty Realty Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States specializing in the ownership, leasing and financing of retail motor fuel and convenience store properties and petroleum distribution terminals. The Company’s properties are located in 21 states across the United States with concentrations in the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic regions. Its properties are operated under a variety of brands, including Getty, BP, Exxon, Mobil, Shell, Chevron, Valero, Fina and Aloha. It owns the Getty trade name in connection with its real estate and the petroleum marketing business in the United States. As of December 31, 2011, Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc. was in possession of 797 properties representing approximately 69% of its 1,149 owned and leased properties. As of December 31, 2011, the Company owned 996 properties and leased 153 properties. Nine of the properties it owns is petroleum distribution terminals. In January 2011, it acquired fee or leasehold title to 59 Mobil-branded gasoline station and convenience store properties and also took a security interest in six other Mobil-branded gasoline stations and convenience store properties in a sale/leaseback and loan transaction with CPD NY Energy Corp. (CPD NY), a subsidiary of Chestnut Petroleum Dist. Inc. In may 2013, the Company acquired 36 properties located in the metro New York and Washington, D.C. Beltway. The acquisition includes 16 Mobil branded properties in metro New York, and 13 Exxon and 7 Shell branded properties within the Washington, D.C. Beltway.
The Company leases or sublets approximately 20 of its properties for such uses as fast food restaurants, automobile sales and other retail purposes. The Company leases or sublets its properties primarily to distributors and retailers engaged in the sale of gasoline and other motor fuel products, convenience store products and automotive repair services who are responsible for managing the operations c onducted at these properties and for the payment of taxes, m! aintenance, repair, insurance and other operating expenses related to these properties. The operators of its properties are primarily distributors and retailers engaged in the sale of gasoline and other motor fuel products, convenience store products, and automotive repair services.
- [By Rich Duprey]
Real estate investment trust Getty Realty (NYSE: GTY ) will pay a second-quarter dividend of $0.20 per share, the same rate it paid last quarter after it increased it 60% from $0.125 per share, the company announced yesterday.
Best Gas Utility Stocks To Own Right Now: Woodward Inc.(WWD)
Woodward, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services energy control and optimization solutions for the aerospace and energy markets worldwide. Its Aerospace segment offers pumps, valves, fuel nozzles, metering units, cockpit controls, actuators, motors, and sensors for the management of fuel, air, combustion, and motion systems in commercial, business, and military aircraft, as well as weapons and defense systems. This segment also provides aftermarket repair, overhaul, and other services to commercial airlines, turbine original equipment manufacturer (OEM) repair facilities, military depots, third party repair shops, and end users. It sells its products to OEMs and tier-one prime contractors; and through aftermarket sales of components as provisioning spares or replacements. The company?s Energy segment designs, produces, and services systems and products for the management of fuel, air, fluids, gases, electricity, and motion. Its products include power converters, actuato rs, valves, pumps, injectors, solenoids, ignition systems, governors, electronics, and devices that measure, communicate, and protect low and medium voltage electrical distribution systems for use in industrial gas turbines, aero-derivative turbines, reciprocating engines, electrical grids, wind turbines, and compressors. This segment sells its products OEMs and tier-one prime contractors, through aftermarket sales or replacements; provides other related services to OEM customers, as well as directly to end users or distributors. Woodward, Inc was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Woodward (NASDAQ: WWD) is projected to post its Q1 earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $548.45 million.
TD Ameritrade Holding (NYSE: AMTD) is estimated to report its Q1 earnings at $0.33 per share on revenue of $735.85 million.
- [By Seth Jayson]
Woodward (Nasdaq: WWD ) reported earnings on April 22. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q2), Woodward missed estimates on revenues and beat slightly on earnings per share.
Best Gas Utility Stocks To Own Right Now: W&T Offshore Inc.(WTI)
W&T Offshore, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas producer, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties primarily in the Gulf of Mexico. The company holds working interests in approximately 58 producing and 2 capable of producing offshore fields in federal and state waters. As of December 31, 2011, it had interests in offshore leases covering approximately 0.8 million gross acres in the coasts of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama, as well as onshore leasehold interest in approximately 0.2 million gross acres in Texas; proved reserves of 116.9 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe); and proved undeveloped reserves of 40.5 MMBoe. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
- [By John Udovich]
Yesterday, small cap Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited (NASDAQ: EXXI) announced a deal to acquire EPL Oil & Gas Inc (NYSE: EPL) to create the largest publicly held independent oil producer on the Gulf of Mexico shelf, meaning it might be a good idea to look at other small cap Gulf oil stocks like W&T Offshore, Inc (NYSE: WTI), Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE: SGY) and Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSEMKT: MCF). Energy XXI’s CEO John Schiller has talked about the details of the acquisition with Jim Cramer on CNBC’s “Mad Money” and he noted that EPL Oil & Gas offers areas of expertise that EXXI currently lacks. However, investors who missed out on yesterday’s 29% surge for EPL Oil & Gas may want to check out these other small cap Gulf Oil stocks:
- [By Laura Brodbeck]
Notable earnings released on Friday included:
W&T Offshore(NYSE: WTI) reported a fourth quarter loss of $0.09 per share on revenue of $244.90 million, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.26 on revenue of $237.15 million. Footlocker(NYSE: FL) reported fourth quarter EPS of $0.82 on revenue of $1.79 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $0.73 on revenue of $1.71 billion. Big Lots(NYSE: BIG) reported fourth quarter EPS of $1.39 on revenue of $1.64 billion, compared to last year’s EPS of $2.09 on revenue of $1.75 billion.
- [By Marc Bastow]
Independent oil and gas producer W&T Offshore (WTI) raised its quarterly dividend 11.1% to 10 cents per share, payable on Dec. 3 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 18.
WTI Dividend Yield: 2.25%
Best Gas Utility Stocks To Own Right Now: Arrow Electronics Inc. (ARW)
Arrow Electronics, Inc. provides products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions worldwide. It operates in two segments, Global Components and Global Enterprise Computing Solutions. The Global Components segment distributes electronic components and related services to original equipment manufacturers and contract manufacturers. This segment provides online catalogs for electronic components; cloud-based design tools that expedite product development cycles; factory-direct end-of-life product inventory; reverse logistics; and electronics asset disposition solutions to redeploy, remarket, and recycle technology assets. Its products and services include semiconductor products and related services; passive, electro-mechanical, and interconnect products consisting primarily of capacitors, resistors, potentiometers, power supplies, relays, switches, and connectors; computing and memory; and other p roducts and services. The Global Enterprise Computing Solutions segment provides enterprise and midrange computing products, services, and solutions to value-added resellers; and unified communications products and related services, as well as cloud computing, security, and networking services. It also offers a suite of online supply chain tools. The companys customers include manufacturers of consumer and industrial equipment, telecommunications products, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, scientific and medical devices, and computer and office products, as well as value-added resellers of enterprise computing solutions. The company was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
- [By Monica Wolfe]
Arrow Electronics Inc (ARW)
FPA Capital’s third largest stock holding is in Arrow Electronics. The guru holds on to a total of 1,515,500 shares of Arrow, representing 1.51% of the company’s shares outstanding and 9.2% of his total portfolio.
- [By Seth Jayson]
Calling all cash flows
When you are trying to buy the market’s best stocks, it’s worth checking up on your companies’ free cash flow once a quarter or so, to see whether it bears any relationship to the net income in the headlines. That’s what we do with this series. Today, we’re checking in on Arrow Electronics (NYSE: ARW ) , whose recent revenue and earnings are plotted below.