DuPont (DD) announced that it is expanding capabilities within its Silicon Valley Technology Center to usher in new innovations and collaborations in the energy and electronics industry. The company will use the center to further speed up product and process development.
DuPont, in 2011, acquired a company named Innovalight at the same site and continued to invest to boost the site’s capabilities. It is the only material supplier in the world that has capabilities for fully integrated development from solar materials to cell and panel assembly, manufacturing and testing.
DuPont will focus on developing technological innovations for the industries it caters to including solar energy and consumer electronics. The extended capabilities will include commercial-grade tools and process capabilities to produce solar cells and solar panels. DuPont also plans to install a rooftop testing station for solar panels by late 2013.
DuPont has also added a new techn ology lab for the formulation of new DuPont Solamet photovoltaic metallization pastes. The lab will also focus on advanced electronic materials and support overall business growth for systems that will match the requirements of the current electronic designs.
Best Logistics Companies To Own For 2015: Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc.(FCX)
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. engages in the exploration, mining, and production of mineral resources. The company primarily explores for copper, gold, molybdenum, silver, and cobalt. It holds interests in various properties, located in North and South America; the Grasberg minerals district in Indonesia; and the Tenke Fungurume minerals district in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As of December 31, 2010, the company?s consolidated recoverable proven and probable reserves totaled 120.5 billion pounds of copper, 35.5 million ounces of gold, 3.39 billion pounds of molybdenum, 325.0 million ounces of silver, and 0.75 billion pounds of cobalt. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
- [By Faisal Humayun]
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), a natural resource company engaged in the acquisition of mineral assets, and oil and natural gas resources has seen the worst of times with a slowdown in China and operational problems in Indonesia. This article discusses the reversal of some of the issues and why Freeport-McMoRan is a good stock to own.
- [By Jayson Derrick]
Freeport McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) will resume concentrate shipments from Indonesia. The company will pay higher royalties of four percent on copper sales after paying between 1.5 percent and 3.5 percent under the old deal with the government. Shares lost 2.65 percent, closing at $37.53.
- [By Steven Russolillo]
WATCH FOR: MBA Weekly Purchase Applications (7:00 a.m. Eastern Time). EIA Petroleum Status Report (10:30). Angie’s List, AT&T (T), Boeing (BA), Cheesecake Factory, Delta, Dow Chemical (DOW), Facebook (FB) Freeport McMoRan (FCX), Hanesbrands, Norfolk Southern (NSC), Northrop Grumman (NOC), Pepsi (PEP), Qualcomm (QCOM), Weatherford and Whirlpool (WHR) are among companies scheduled to report quarterly results.
- [By Mark Hulbert]
If you prefer the shares of individual gold-mining companies, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (FCX) is currently the one most recommended by the Hulbert Financial Digest-monitored advisers who have beaten the S&P 500 over the past 15 years. Also popular are Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) , Barrick Gold (ABX) , AngloGold Ashanti (AU) and Newmont Mining (NEM) .
Best Logistics Companies To Own For 2015: Weir Group PLC (WEIR)
The Weir Group PLC is engaged in engineering businesses. It operates in three segments: Minerals, Oil and Gas, and Power and Industrial. The Minerals segment provides slurry handling equipment and associated aftermarket support for abrasive high wear applications used in the mining and oil sands markets. The Oil & Gas segment provides products and service solutions to upstream, production, transportation, refining and related industries. The Power & Industrial segment designs and manufactures valves, pumps and turbines as well as providing specialist support services to the global power generation, industrial and oil and gas sectors. The Company’s subsidiaries include American Hydro Corporation, EnviroTech Pumpsystems Inc, Gema Industrigummi AB, Linatex Rubber Products Sdn Bhd and Mesa Manufacturing Inc. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Inyoung Hwang]
Weir Group Plc (WEIR) added 1.6 percent to 2,239 pence, the highest price in almost two months. The U.K.’s largest supplier of pressure pumps was raised to buy from hold at Berenberg Bank.
Best Logistics Companies To Own For 2015: FBR & Co (FBRC)
FBR & Co., formerly FBR Capital Markets Corporation, is a full-service investment banking, institutional brokerage and asset management company. In addition, it makes principal investments, including merchant banking investments. The Company’s subsidiaries are FBR Capital Markets & Co. (FBR & Co.), FBR Capital Markets International, Ltd. (FBRIL), Financial Services Authority (FSA), and FBR Fund Advisers, Inc. (FBR Fund Advisers). Its segments include capital markets, which include investment banking and institutional brokerage and research; asset management, and principal investing, which includes merchant banking. It provides capital raising services, including underwriting and placement of public and private equity and debt; financial advisory services, including merger and acquisition advisory, restructuring, liability management, recapitalization and strategic alternative analysis; asset management services through a family of mutual funds; institutional sales and tr ading services focused on equities, equity-linked securities, listed options, high-yield bonds, senior debt and bank loans; and research coverage.
The Company’s capital markets business is conducted by its investment banking and institutional brokerage professionals through its United States and United Kingdom broker-dealer subsidiaries. These professionals provide investment banking services, including capital raising and financial advisory services, and institutional brokerage services, including sales, trading, and research services, to its institutional clients across its core industry sectors.
The Company’s investment adviser subsidiaries principally manage a family of mutual funds. At December 31, 2011, it managed client assets through its 10 mutual fund product lines that cover a range of sectors and asset classes. Through attention to relative valuation and security selection, it manages mutual funds strive both to participate in rising m! arkets and preserve capital in down markets. It focuses on expanding its asset management business.
The Company’s investing activity consists primarily of investments in merchant banking investments, investments in publicly traded companies, and investments in short-term liquid instruments. This strategy involves putting its capital to work alongside the capital of its institutional clients.
- [By DAILYFINANCE]
Brian Smale/Microsoft via Getty ImagesNewly named Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. SAN FRANCISCO — After compiling a list of more than 100 CEO candidates, Microsoft settled on Satya Nadella a homegrown leader who joined the software maker in the early 1990s. That’s back when Google’s founders were teenagers and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in elementary school. Tuesday’s hiring of Nadella as Microsoft’s CEO after a five-month search is a safe move that’s likely to be greeted with sighs of relief around the company’s Redmond, Wash., headquarters, industry analysts say. But the methodical, almost predictable decision is likely to reinforce perceptions that Microsoft (MSFT) is a plodding company reluctant to take risks as it competes against younger rivals who relish going out on a limb. While Google (GOOG) founder and CEO Larry Page boasts about his company taking “moon shots” and Zuckerberg promises to “move fast and break things,” Microsoft has fallen behind the technological curve after underestimating the importance of Internet search more than a decade ago and reacting too slowly to the rise of mobile devices during the past seven years. Meanwhile, the sales of personal computers running on Microsoft’s Windows software are shrinking. Microsoft’s malaise may have narrowed the field of up-and-coming visionaries interested in running a company founded in 1975. Just as Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Apple (AAPL) founder Steve Jobs would never have considered working at IBM (IBM) in the 1980s, today’s entrepreneurial whiz kids scoff at Microsoft’s overtures. “Going to work at Microsoft could make it look like you are going back to the dark ages,” says Richard Metheny, a management coach for the executive search firm Witt/Kieffer in Chicago. “It’s a well-entrenched business that has had trouble lately figuring out how to play in this new world.” Despite its challenges, Microsoft remains a moneymaking machine that sits atop an $84 billion cash pile. Tha
- [By Zachary Tracer]
FBR & Co. (FBRC) is leading the sale, according to a regulatory filing today from Emeryville, California-based NMI. The company said it’s seeking to raise $25 million, a placeholder amount used to calculate registration fees, according to the document.
Best Logistics Companies To Own For 2015: Oshkosh Truck Corporation(OSK)
Oshkosh Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets a range of specialty vehicles, and vehicle bodies worldwide. Its Defense segment manufactures severe-duty, heavy, and medium-payload tactical trucks for the Department of Defense, including hauling tanks, missile systems, ammunition, fuel, and troops and cargo for combat units. The company?s Access Equipment segment offers aerial work platforms and telehandlers used in a range of construction, agricultural, industrial, institutional, and general maintenance applications. This segment also manufactures towing and recovery equipment and related parts; and leases equipments for short-term to rental companies. The company?s Fire and Emergency segment provides custom and commercial fire apparatus, and emergency vehicles, including pumpers, aerial and ladder trucks, tankers, rescue vehicles, wildland rough terrain response vehicles, mobile command and control centers, bomb squad vehicles, hazardous materials control vehicl e s, and other emergency response vehicles. This segment also offers snow removal vehicles in airports; custom ambulances for private and public transporters, and fire departments; mobile medical trailers for medical centers and service providers; mobile command and control centers and simulation units; and vehicles for broadcasters, TV stations, broadcast production, and radio stations. Oshkosh Corporation?s Commercial segment manufactures refuse collection vehicles for the waste services industry; front and rear discharge concrete mixers, and portable and stationary concrete batch plants for the concrete ready-mix industry; and field service vehicles and truck-mounted cranes for the construction, equipment dealer, building supply, utility, tire service, and mining industries. The company was formerly known as Oshkosh Truck Corporation and changed its name to Oshkosh Corporation in February 2008. Oshkosh Corporation was founded in 1917 and is based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
- [By Rich Smith]
Better protection for soldiers, too
A smaller contract went to Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE: OSK ) to bolster protection for troops on the ground. Valued at $45 million, the award will fund repairs and upgrades on 800 of the company’s Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected All-Terrain Vehicles, dubbed “M-ATV,” and used primarily to transport troops and supplies in Afghanistan. Work performed under this contract will continue through the end of next year — which suggests U.S. troops will be present in Afghanistan at least that long as well.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Shares of Navistar have dropped 4.1% to $31.89 at 2:02 p.m. today, while Oshkosh (OSK) has fallen 0.2% to $57.76 and Cummins (CMI) has gained 1.2% to $144.13.
Best Logistics Companies To Own For 2015: RealD Inc(RLD)
RealD Inc., together with its subsidiaries, licenses stereoscopic 3D technologies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company designs, manufactures, licenses, and markets its RealD Cinema Systems that enable digital cinema projectors to show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content to consumers wearing the company?s RealD eyewear. It also offers RealD Display, active and passive eyewear ,and RealD Format technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers, and content producers and distributors to enable the delivery and viewing of 3D content on high definition televisions, laptops, and other displays. In addition, the company sells CrystalEyes eyewear, monitors, digital light processing television kits, polarizer films, emitters, and linear polarizing systems to companies, government agencies, academic institutions, and research and development organizations for applications in piloting the Mars Rover and in theme park installations. RealD Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California.
- [By Rick Aristotle Munarriz]
Frederic J. Brown, AFP/Getty Images Moviegoers aren’t heading out the multiplex the way they used to, but that doesn’t mean that Hollywood is toast. AMC Entertainment (AMC) reported quarterly results Tuesday. The nation’s leading exhibitor — 345 theaters with 4,976 screens — went public two months ago. The headline numbers are positive. Revenue increased a better than expected 2.3 percent to $713 million. Profitability also expanded nicely. However, revenue increased as a result of a 5.5 percent increase in ticket prices and a 3.7 percent uptick in concessions purchased by patrons. Obviously you don’t see those kind of gains against a mere 2.3 percent lift in revenue without dealing with more empty seats, and that’s just what happened. There was a 3.2 percent decline in attendance. AMC’s ticket takers welcomed 50.4 million guests during the holiday quarter, well below the 52.1 million guests that it entertained a year earlier. That’s bad, and what makes things worse is that it had fewer theaters — from continuing operations — a year earlier. It wouldn’t be wise to hold out for a Hollywood ending. Customers Want Bigger and Better Things Apologists will argue that it wasn’t a bumper crop of movies hitting theaters, but that’s not accurate at all. Last year’s biggest box office winner — “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” — opened in November. Disney’s “Frozen” also opened ahead of the holidays, and it’s the family entertainment giant’s biggest non-Pixar earner since 1994’s “The Lion King.” Moviegoers still come out for the big movies, and they’re also willing to pay more for a premium setting. IMAX (IMAX) reported blowout quarterly results a few days earlier. IMAX screens rang up a record $244 million in ticket sales worldwide. IMAX is also closing out the year with a record backlog of 384 commercial theaters to deploy. RealD (RLD) is also holding up nicely as a leading provider of 3-D systems for exhibitors. It enjoyed a major boost with “Gravity,” a
- [By Sue Chang]
RealD Inc. (RLD) : The stock is down 25% year to date. The company, which develops 3-D cinema technology may be hit by a stronger box office share for IMAX from “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” according to Eric Wold at B. Riley.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Stock investors got rewarded again for their risk tolerance Wednesday as major market benchmarks including the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrials rose to new all-time record highs. Even amid the generally bullish sentiment, RealD (NYSE: RLD ) , Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX ) , and Sina (NASDAQ: SINA ) stood out because of their impressive gains. Let’s look more closely at these stocks to see why they soared today.
- [By Roberto Pedone]
One entertainment production equipment player that’s starting to move within range of triggering a big breakout trade is RealD (RLD), which is a licensor of 3D technologies. This stock has been hit hard by the sellers so far in 2013, with shares off by 37%.
If you take a look at the chart for RealD, you’ll notice that this stock has been destroyed by the bears over the last four months and change, with shares plunging from its 52-week high of $16.05 to its 52-week low of $6.19 a share. During that downtrend, shares of RLD have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of RLD might be ready to see its downside volatility end in the short-term, since the stock is starting to stabilize and move within range of triggering a big breakout trade.
Traders should now look for long-biased trades in RLD if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.17 to $7.45 a share, and then once it clears its 50-day moving average at $7.66 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that hits near or above its three-month average volume of 447,771 shares. If that breakout hits soon, then RLD will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $8.26 to $9 a share. Any high-volume move above those levels will then give RLD a chance to tag $10 to $11 a share.
Traders can look to buy RLD off any weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right around its 52-week low at $6.19 a share. One can also buy RLD off strength once it takes out those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.
Best Logistics Companies To Own For 2015: Shenandoah Telecommunications Co(SHEN)
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company, a diversified telecommunications company, provides regulated and unregulated telecommunications services to end-user customers and other communications providers in the southeastern United States. It offers a suite of voice, video, and data communications services; and sells telecommunications equipment. The company?s Wireless segment provides digital wireless service to a portion of a four-state area covering the region from Harrisburg, York, and Altoona, Pennsylvania to Harrisonburg, Virginia. It owns 149 towers and leases tower space to other wireless communications providers in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. This segment also offers personal communications services through a digital wireless telephone and data network. Its Wireline segment provides regulated and unregulated telephone services and leases fiber optic facilities primarily in the northern Shenandoah Valley. This segment also offers information s ervices and Internet access to customers in the northern Shenandoah Valley and surrounding areas. In addition, it is involved in the resale of long distance service for calls placed to locations outside the regulated telephone service area by telephone customers. As of December 31, 2011, this segment had approximately 1,410 dial-up customers and 12,351 digital subscriber line customers, as well as served approximately 10,483 long distance customers. The company?s Cable Television segment provides coaxial cable-based television service in the portions of Shenandoah County, Virginia, as well as in communities in West Virginia, southern and southwestern Virginia, and western Maryland. It had approximately 137,238 cable revenue generating units. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Edinburg, Virginia.
- [By Jake L’Ecuyer]
Leading and Lagging Sectors
Wednesday morning, the healthcare sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ: HZNP) and Pernix Therapeutics Holdings (NASDAQ: PTX). In trading on Wednesday, telecommunications services shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.39 percent. Top decliners in the sector included Shenandoah Telecommunications Co (NASDAQ: SHEN), off 3.3 percent, and CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP), down around 2.4 percent.
Best Logistics Companies To Own For 2015: Harte-Hanks Inc. (HHS)
Harte-Hanks, Inc., a direct and targeted marketing company, provides multichannel direct and digital marketing services, and shopper advertising opportunities to a range of local, regional, national, and international consumer and business-to-business marketers in the United States and other countries. It offers integrated, multichannel, and data-driven solutions for various brands to retail, high-tech/telecom, financial services, and pharmaceutical/healthcare markets. The company provides agency and digital services, including Website development and design, digital strategy, social media marketing and monitoring, email marketing, and ecommerce and interactive relationship management services; database marketing solutions that enable organizations to build and manage customer communication strategies; and Trillium Software System, a global locator geocoding product, as well as associated data governance services. It also offers direct mail and fulfillment, and business-to -business lead generation services, as well as operates teleservice workstations that provide advanced contact center solutions. The company has a strategic partnership with GX Software. Harte-Hanks, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
- [By Eric Volkman]
There will soon be a new moniker on the CEO nameplate at Harte-Hanks (NYSE: HHS ) . The company has picked Robert Philpott to replace outgoing Chief Executive Larry Franklin, who will retire on June 30. Philpott, who was selected following a global search led by a board of directors committee, will also assume Franklin’s role as president of the company.
- [By Luke Jacobi]
Harte-Hanks (NYSE: HHS) shot up 6.76 percent to $8.53 after BMO Capital upgraded the stock from Market Perform to Outperform.
Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) gained 3.78 percent to $51.04. Facebook’s Instagram reported that it will introduce advertisements in the coming months. Sterne Agee raised the price target on the stock from $50.00 to $58.00.
Best Logistics Companies To Own For 2015: Regency Energy Partners LP (RGP)
Regency Energy Partners LP (the Partnership), incorporated on September 8, 2005, is engaged in the gathering and processing, contract compression, treating and transportation of natural gas and the transportation, fractionation and storage of natural gas liquids (NGLs). The Partnership operates in five business segments: Gathering and Processing, Joint Ventures, Contract Compression, Contract Treating, and Corporate and Others. Its assets are primarily located in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, California, Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia and the mid-continent region of the United States, which includes Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma. In May 2013, Regency Energy Partners LP closed the acquisition of Southern Union Gathering Company, LLC from Southern Union Company. In February 2014, Regency Energy Partners LP closed its acquisition of the midstream business of Hoover Energy Partners LP.
During the year ended December 31, 2012, Lone Star NGL LLC (Lo ne Star), a newly formed joint venture that is owned 70% by Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (ETP) and 30% by the Partnership, acquired all of the membership interest in LDH Energy Asset Holdings LLC (LDH), a wholly owned subsidiary of Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy LLC. The Partnership focuses on providing midstream services in some of the most prolific natural gas producing regions in the United States, including the Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Barnett, Fayetteville, Marcellus, Bone Spring, and Avalon shales as well as the Permian Delaware basin and the mid-continent region. The Partnership provides wellhead-to-market services to producers of natural gas, which include transporting raw natural gas from the wellhead through gathering systems, processing raw natural gas to separate NGLs and selling or delivering the pipeline natural gas and NGLs to various markets and pipeline systems.
The Partnership owns and operates a fleet of compressors used to provide turn-key natural gas compression services for customer specific syst! ems. The Partnership owns and operates a fleet of equipment used to provide treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration and BTU management, to natural gas producers and midstream pipeline companies.
Gathering and Processing Operations
The Partnership operates gathering and processing assets in four geographic regions of the United States: north Louisiana, the mid-continent region of the United States, south Texas and west Texas. The Partnership’s north Louisiana assets gather, compress, treat and dehydrate natural gas in five Parishes (Claiborne, Union, DeSoto, Lincoln and Ouachita) of north Louisiana and Shelby County, Texas. Its assets also include two cryogenic natural gas processing facilities, a refrigeration plant located in Bossier Parish, a conditioning plant located in Webster Parish, an amine treating plant in DeSoto Parish, and an amine treating plant in Lincoln Parish. The Pa rtnership’s south Texas assets gather, compress, treat and dehydrate natural gas in LaSalle, Webb, Karnes, Atascosa, McMullen, Frio and Dimmitt counties. The pipeline systems that gather this gas are connected to third-party processing plants and its treating facilities that include an acid gas reinjection well located in McMullen County, Texas.
One of the Partnership’s treating plants consists of inlet gas compression, a 60 one million cubic feet per day amine treating unit, a 55 one million cubic feet per day amine treating unit and a 40 ton (per day) liquid sulfur recovery unit. In January 2012, it completed an expansion of the treating plant, adding an incremental 20 one million cubic feet per day of treating capacity to the facility. The Partnership owns a 60% interest in ELG that includes a treating plant in Atascosa County with a 500 gallons per minute amine treater, pipeline interconnect facilities and approximately 13 miles of ten inch diameter pipe line. Talisman Energy USA Inc. and Statoil Texas Onshore Pro! perties L! P own the remaining 40% interest. It operates this plant and the pipeline for the joint venture while its joint venture partner operates a lean gas gathering system in the Edwards Lime natural gas trend that delivers to this system.
The Partnership’s west Texas gathering system assets offer wellhead-to-market services to producers in Ward, Winkler, Reeves, and Pecos counties, which surround the Waha Hub. The NGL market outlets include Lone Star’s west Texas NGL pipeline. It offers producers four different levels of natural gas compression on the Waha gathering system. The Waha processing plant is a cryogenic natural gas processing plant that processes raw natural gas gathered in the Waha gathering system. The Waha processing plant also includes an amine treating facility, which removes carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide from raw natural gas gathered before moving the natural gas to the processing plant.
The Partnership’s mid-continent region in cludes natural gas gathering systems located primarily in Kansas and Oklahoma. Its mid-continent gathering assets are extensive systems that gather, compress and dehydrate low-pressure gas from approximately 1,500 wells. These systems are geographically concentrated, with each central facility located within 90 miles of the others. The Partnership also owns the Hugoton gathering system that has approximately 1,875 miles of pipeline extending over nine counties in Kansas and Oklahoma. This system is operated by a third party. Its mid-continent systems are located in two natural gas producing regions in the United States, the Hugoton Basin in southwest Kansas and the Anadarko Basin in western Oklahoma.
Joint Ventures Operations
The Partnership owns investments in four joint ventures: a 49.99% general partner interest in RIGS Haynesville Partnership Co., a general partnership, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Regency Intrastate Gas LP (HPC); a 50% memb ership interest in MEP; a 30% membership interest in Lone St! ar, and a! 33.33% membership interest in Ranch JV. HPC owns RIGS, a 450-mile intrastate pipeline that delivers natural gas from northwest Louisiana to downstream pipelines and markets. MEP owns an interstate natural gas pipeline with approximately 500 miles stretching from southeast Oklahoma through northeast Texas, northern Louisiana and central Mississippi to an interconnect with the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line system in Butler, Alabama. Lone Star is an entity owning a diverse set of midstream energy assets, including NGL pipelines, storage, fractionation and processing facilities located in the states of Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Contract Compression Operations
The natural gas contract compression segment services include designing, sourcing, owning, installing, operating, servicing, repairing and maintaining compressors and related equipment. These field-wide applications include compression for natural gas gathering and natural gas processing. The Partnership’s contract compression operations are primarily located in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Pennsylvania and California.
Contract Treating Operations
The Partnership owns and operates a fleet of equipment used to provide treating services, such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide removal, natural gas cooling, dehydration and BTU management, to natural gas producers and midstream pipeline companies. Its contract treating operations are primarily located in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
The Company competes with PELICO Pipeline, LLC (Pelico), ETP, KMP, Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P., Enterprise Products Partners LP, DCP Midstream Partners, L.P., Copano Energy, L.L.C, Southern Union Gas Services, Targa Resources Partners L.P., ONEOK Partners L.P., Penn Virginia Resource Partners, L.P., CenterPoint Energy Transmission, Gulf South Pipeline, L.P., Texas Gas Transmission, LLC, Gulf Crossing Pipeline, Centerpoint Energy G as Transmission and Natural Gas Pipeline Co. of America, Ext! erran Hol! dings, Inc., Compressor Systems, Inc., USA Compression, Valerus Compression Services LP, J-W Energy Company, TransTex Gas Services, LP, Cardinal Midstream LLC, SouthTex Treaters, Interstate Treating Inc., Thomas Russell Co. and Spartan Energy Group.
- [By Jonas Elmerraji]
Regency Energy Partners (RGP), on the other hand, hasn’t been bleeding off all year long. In fact, this $11 billion natural gas play is actually up close to 20% year-to-date, stomping the broad market by comparison. But bulls should think about taking gains here. After a long run higher, RGP is starting to look “toppy.”
Regency is in the early stages of forming a double top pattern. The double top looks just like it sounds: it’s a bearish reversal trade that’s formed by a pair of swing highs that top out at approximately the same price level. The sell signal comes on a violation of the support level that separates the tops, that $30 price floor in the case of RGP.
That doesn’t mean that lower levels are a foregone conclusion just yet. Since Regency’s topping pattern hasn’t triggered yet, it has a way out if buyers can muster the strength to propel shares past $32. If you don’t want to take the downside chance past $30, the best way to manage the risks in RGP is with a tactical stop loss. I’d recommend putting a stop on the other side of the 5 Rocket Stocks to Buy for Gains This Week
- [By Garrett Cook]
Utilities sector was the top gainer in the US market on Thursday. Top gainers in the sector included Cleco (NYSE: CNL), Korea Electric Power (NYSE: KEP), and Regency Energy Partners LP (NYSE: RGP).