The September U.S. Dollar Index is trading at 96.72, up 0.62.
The U.S. dollar index is trading at the highs of the session.
Market chatter about a military coup in Turkey has caused modest disruptions in forex trading .
In other Forex Markets;
EUR/USD is trading at 1.1028, down 0.0077.
GBP/USD is trading at 1.3174, down 0.0175.
USD/JPY is trading at 104.65, down 0.49.
USD/CAD is trading at 1.2965, up 0.0056.
AUD/USD is trading at 0.7571, down 0.0040.
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Best Machinery Stocks To Own For 2017: Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(ATNM)
Actinium Pharmaceutical, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in developing treatments for cancer. The company develops therapies for life threatening diseases using its alpha particle immunotherapy platform and other related and similar technologies. Its product candidates include Actimab-A, an antibody-drug construct comprising monoclonal antibody Lintuzumab and alpha emitting radioisotope actinium 225 that is in multicenter Phase I/II clinical trials for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The company also offers Iomab-B, an antibody-drug construct comprising the BC8 monoclonal antibody and beta emitting radioisotope iodine 131, which is in preparation for a pivotal Phase III multicenter clinical trial for use in bone marrow conditioning for hematopoietic stem cells transplantation in relapsed and refractory AML patients. Actinium Pharmaceutical, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in New York, Ne w York.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc (NYSE: ATNM) were down 24 percent to $1.29. Actinium priced 8 million shares at $1.25 per share.
Shineco Inc (NASDAQ: TYHT) was down, falling around 32 percent to $19.50. On Wednesday, Shineco priced IPO at $4.50 per share.
Best Machinery Stocks To Own For 2017: Laredo Petroleum, Inc.(LPI)
Laredo Petroleum, Inc. operates as an independent energy company in the United States. It focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties, as well as the transportation of oil and natural gas primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, it had interests in the 135,408 net acres in the Permian Basin; and had total proved reserves of 125,698 thousand barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Laredo Petroleum, Inc. in December 2013. Laredo Petroleum, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
After a rally for the ages, the price of oil is back over $50. But the biggest threat to oil might be more production from exploration & production companies drilling in the U.S. shale, say Credit Suisse analyst Mark Lear and team, who cut their ratings on Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO), Laredo Petroleum (LPI) and Sanchez Energy (SN). They explain why:
Top 10 Integrated Utility Stocks To Watch For 2017: Fortinet, Inc.(FTNT)
Fortinet, Inc. provides cyber security solutions for enterprises, service providers, and government organizations worldwide. The company offers FortiGate physical and virtual appliances products that provide various security and networking functions, including firewall, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, virtual private network, application control, Web filtering, anti-spam, and wide area network acceleration; FortiManager product family to provide a central management solution for FortiGate products comprising software updates, configuration, policy settings, and security updates; and the FortiAnalyzer product family, which provides a single point of network log data collection. It also offers FortiAP secure wireless access points; FortiWeb, a Web application firewall; FortiMail email security; FortiDB database security appliances; FortiClient, an endpoint security software; and FortiSwitch secure switch connectivity product s. In addition, the company provides FortiSandbox advanced threat protection solutions; and FortiDDos and FortiDB database security appliances. Further, it offers security subscription, technical support, training, and professional services. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
- [By Lee Jackson]
Deutsche Bank also listed Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), Fortinet Inc. (NASDAQ: FTNT) and Informatica Corp. (NASDAQ: INFA) as the three most controversial stocks. These three literally generated the most hallway, and probably bar-stool, debates at the conference.
Best Machinery Stocks To Own For 2017: International Paper Company(IP)
International Paper Company operates as a paper and packaging company in North America, Europe, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The company operates through three segments: Industrial Packaging, Printing Papers, and Consumer Packaging. The Industrial Packaging segment manufactures containerboards, including linerboard, medium, whitetop, recycled linerboard, recycled medium, and saturating kraft. The Printing Papers segment produces printing and writing papers, such as uncoated papers for end use applications, including brochures, pamphlets, greeting cards, books, annual reports, and direct mail, as well as envelopes, tablets, business forms, and file folders. This segment sells uncoated papers under the Hammermill, Springhill, Williamsburg, Postmark, Accent, Great White, Chamex, Ballet, Rey, Pol, and Svetocopy brand names. It also produces pulp for manufacturing printing, writing, and specialty papers , as well as towels and tissues, filtration products, diapers, and sanitary napkins. The Consumer Packaging segment offers coated paperboard for various packaging and commercial printing end uses, such as food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, computer software, and tobacco products under the Everest, Fortress, and Starcote brand name. This segment also produces cups, lids, food containers, and plates. The company sells its packaging products, paper products, and other products directly to end users and converters, as well as through agents, resellers, and paper distributors. International Paper Company was founded in 1898 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee.
- [By Andy Batts]
Forestar is a real estate and natural resources company headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company was originally founded in 1955 as Lumberman’s Land Corp., which was eventually acquired by Temple-Inland, currently owned by International Paper (IP), and was spun off in late 2007 at $24 a share.
- [By Shauna O’Brien]
On Wednesday, Jefferies analyst Philip Ng reported that he sees additional upside for International Paper Company (IP).
On Tuesday, IP announced a $1.5 billion share buyback program and a 17% dividend increase. Following these reports, the analyst reported that he believes this buyback program has not reflected analyst earnings estimates.
Ng commented: “While IP is up 24% YTD (S&P 500: up 18%), it has lagged its containerboard peers and we believe now that the mgmt has proved it’s committed in returning cash back to shareholders, the stock should break out of its trading range.”
Jefferies currently has a “Buy” rating and $60 price target on IP. This price target suggests an 18% increase from the stock’s current price of $49.27.
International Paper shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock is up 24% YTD.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Shares of International Paper (IP) have jumped today on what’s being referred to as takeover chatter by Briefing.com. BMO’s Mark Wilde and team speculate:
International Paper is currently the subject of several reports on Bloomberg around a prospective takeover. The reports have included the suggestion that privately held Koch Industries could be an acquirer of International Paper. We are not taking any position on these reports. However, below we offer some general thoughts.
1) The Kochs have been actively consolidating the forest products sector for more than a decade, with acquisitions in pulp, containerboard, bleached board, lumber, panels, gypsum wallboard, and oriented strand board.
2) A Georgia-Pacific/International Paper combination would pose regulatory challenges and almost certainly require divestitures. The most obvious challenges would be in containerboard (combined market share of ~45%) and fluff pulp (pro forma combined market share of 65-70%, including International Papers pending acquisition of Weyerhaeusers (WY) fluff pulp assets).
3) Divestitures in all of these situations would likely draw multiple bidders. IfGeorgia-Pacific opted to swap its 4MM ton containerboard system for International Papers 13.5MM ton system, we think theGeorgia-Pacific business would attract interest from both domestic and offshore players. Similarly, fluff pulp mills could be attractive to N.A. producers as well as offshore companies.
4) A very big deal at an interesting point in the cycle? Despite evidence of reduced volatility, cyclical fears remain an overhang on most public companies. With a lengthening track record in the sector, the Kochs may be willing to take the other side of the argument.
Shares of International Paper have gained 1.6% to $46.78 at 3:52 p.m. today, while Weyerhaeuser has risen 1.1% to $32.69.
- [By John McCamant, Editor, Medical Technology Stock Letter]
SGMO continues to create strong intellectual property (IP), which is the core strength of the company. We also expect SGMO to continue translating their strong IP into solid revenue streams.
Best Machinery Stocks To Own For 2017: Manitowoc Company, Inc. (The)(MTW)
The Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW), incorporated on July 15, 1920, is a multi-industry, capital goods manufacturer. The Company operates in two principal markets: Cranes and Related Products (Crane) and Foodservice Equipment (Foodservice). Crane is a provider of engineered lifting equipment for the global construction industry, including lattice-boom cranes, tower cranes, mobile telescopic cranes and boom trucks. Foodservice is a manufacturer of commercial foodservice equipment serving the ice, beverage, refrigeration, food-preparation, holding and cooking needs of restaurants, convenience stores, hotels, healthcare and institutional applications. Its Crane products are principally marketed under the Manitowoc, Grove, Potain, National Crane, Shuttlelift and Manitowoc Crane Care brand names. Its Foodservice products, services and solutions are marketed under brands, including Cleveland, Convotherm, Dean, Delfield, Fabristeel, Frymaster, Garland, Inducs, Kolpak, Koolaire, Lin coln, Manitowoc Beverage Systems, Manitowoc Ice, Merco, Merrychef, Moorwood Vulcan, Multiplex, RDI Systems, Servend, TRUpour, U.S. Range and Welbilt, and are supported by Manitowoc KitchenCare.
Cranes and Related Products
The Company’s Crane segment designs, manufactures and distributes a diversified line of crawler-mounted lattice-boom cranes, which the Company sells under the Manitowoc brand name. Its Crane segment also designs and manufactures a diversified line of top-slewing and self-erecting tower cranes, which it sells under the Potain brand name. It designs and manufactures mobile telescopic cranes, which it sells under the Grove and Shuttlelift brand names, and a range of hydraulically powered telescopic boom trucks, which it sells under the National Crane brand name. The Company also provides crane product parts and services, and crane rebuilding, remanufacturing, and training services, which are delivered under the Manitowoc Crane Care br and name. In some cases its products are manufactured for th! e Company or distributed for the Company under strategic alliances. Its crane products are used in a range of applications throughout the world, including energy production/distribution and utilities, petrochemical and industrial projects, and infrastructure applications, such as road, bridge and airport construction, plus commercial and residential construction.
The Company, under the Manitowoc brand name, designs, manufactures and distributes lattice-boom crawler cranes. Lattice-boom cranes consist of a lattice-boom, which is a fabricated steel structure that has approximately four chords and tubular lacings, mounted on a base, which is either crawler or truck mounted. The Company offers models of lattice-boom cranes with lifting capacities of over 2,500 United States tons, which are used to lift material and equipment in a range of applications and end markets, including heavy construction, bridge and highway, duty cycle and infrastructure and energy-related projects. These cranes are also used by the crane rental industry. The Company also offers its lattice-boom crawler crane customers various attachments that provide its cranes with capacity in terms of height, movement and lifting. Its principal attachments are MAX-ER attachments, luffing jibs and RINGER attachments.
The Company, under the Potain brand name, designs and manufactures tower cranes utilized primarily in the energy, building and construction industries. The Company offers a range of tower crane products, including top slewing, luffing jib, topless, self-erecting and special cranes for dams, harbors and other building projects. Top-slewing cranes are the traditional form of tower cranes. Self-erecting cranes are bottom-slewing cranes, which have a counterweight located at the bottom of the mast and are able to be erected, used and dismantled on job sites without assist cranes. Top-slewing tower cranes have a tower and multi-sectioned horizontal jib. It offers over 20 models of top-slewing tower cranes with ma! ximum jib! lengths of over 80 meters and lifting capabilities ranging between 3 and 80 metric tons. Topless tower cranes are a type of top-slewing crane and have no cathead or jib tie-bars on the top of the mast. It offers approximately 20 models of topless tower cranes with maximum jib lengths of over 70 meters and lifting capabilities ranging between 1.1 and 16 metric tons. Luffing jib tower cranes, a type of top-slewing crane, have an angled jib. The Company offers over 10 models of luffing jib tower cranes with maximum jib lengths of over 60 meters and lifting capabilities ranging between 1.6 and 32 metric tons. Self-erecting tower cranes are mounted on axles or transported on a trailer. It offers approximately 20 models of self-erecting cranes with maximum jib lengths of over 50 meters and lifting capacities ranging between 0.65 and 8 metric tons, which are utilized in low to medium rise construction and residential applications.
The Company, under the Grove brand na me, designs and manufactures over 30 models of mobile telescopic cranes utilized primarily in industrial, commercial and construction applications, as well as in maintenance applications to lift and move material at job sites. Mobile telescopic cranes consist of a telescopic boom mounted on a wheeled carrier. The Company offers over four types of mobile telescopic cranes capable of reaching tip heights of over 440 feet with lifting capacities approximately 550 United States tons, which include rough-terrain, all-terrain, truck-mounted and industrial. Rough-terrain cranes are designed to lift materials and equipment on rough or uneven terrain. The Company produces, under the Grove brand name, over 10 models of rough-terrain cranes capable of tip heights of over 310 feet and maximum load capacities of approximately 150 United States tons. All-terrain cranes are cranes designed to lift materials and equipment on rough or uneven terrain. The Company produces, under the Grove bra nd name, over 10 models of all-terrain cranes capable of tip! heights ! of approximately 450 feet and maximum load capacities of over 550 United States tons. It produces, under the Grove brand name, three models of truck mounted cranes capable of tip heights of over 230 feet and maximum load capacities of over 110 United States tons. Industrial cranes are designed for plant maintenance, storage yard and material handling jobs. It manufactures, under the Grove and Shuttlelift brand names, approximately 10 models of industrial cranes. It produces industrial cranes with over 20 United States ton capacity and tip heights of over 80 feet. The Company offers hydraulic boom truck products under the National Crane product line. It offers, under the National Crane brand name, over 20 models of telescoping boom trucks. This type of cranes are capable of reaching maximum heights of over 200 feet and have lifting capacity of over 60 United States tons.
The Company competes with Hitachi Sumitomo, Kobelco, Liebherr, Sumitomo/Link-Belt, Terex, XCM G, Zoomlion, Sany, Comansa, Terex Comedil/Peiner, FM Gru, Jaso, Raimondi, Viccario, Saez, Benezzato, Cattaneo, Yongmao, Wolffkran, Kato, Locatelli, Broderson, Manitex, Altec, Elliott and Tadano.
The Company’s Foodservice Equipment business designs, manufactures and sells primary cooking and warming equipment; ice-cube machines, ice flaker machines and storage bins; refrigerator and freezer equipment; beverage dispensers and related products; serving, warming and storage equipment; and aftermarket parts and service solutions. Its range of products are used by commercial and institutional foodservice operators, such as full service restaurants, quick-service restaurant (QSR) chains, hotels, caterers, supermarkets, convenience stores, business and industry, hospitals, schools and other institutions.
The Company designs, manufactures and sells an array of ranges, griddles, grills, combination ovens, convection ovens, c onveyor ovens, induction cookers, broilers, tilt fry pans/ke! ttles/ski! llets, braising pans, cheese melters/salamanders, cook stations, table top and counter top cooking/frying systems, fryers, steam jacketed kettles and steamers. It sells traditional oven, combi oven, convection oven, conveyor oven, rapid cooking ovens, range and grill products under the Convotherm, Garland, Lincoln, Merrychef, U.S. Range and other brand names. Fryers and frying systems are marketed under the Frymaster and Dean brand names, while steam equipment is manufactured and sold under the Cleveland brand.
The Company designs, manufactures and sells ice machines under the Manitowoc brand name and Koolaire brand names. The Company designs, manufactures and sells commercial upright and undercounter refrigerators and freezers, blast freezers, blast chillers and cook-chill systems under the Delfield brand name. The Company manufactures, under the brand name Kolpak, modular and fully assembled walk-in refrigerators, coolers and freezers, and prefabricated cooler and freezer panels for use in the construction of refrigerated storage rooms and environmental systems. It also designs and manufactures refrigeration systems under the RDI brand name. The Company produces beverage dispensers, blended ice machines, ice/beverage dispensers, beer coolers, post-mix dispensing valves, backroom equipment and support system components and related equipment use by quick-service restaurant chains, convenience stores, bottling operations, movie theaters and the soft-drink industry. Its beverage and related products are sold under the Servend, Multiplex, TRUpour and Manitowoc Beverage Systems brand names. It designs, manufactures and sells a range of cafeteria/buffet equipment stations, bins, boxes, warming cabinets, display and deli cases, insulated and refrigerated salad/food bars, and warmers. Its equipment stations, cases, food bars and food serving lines are marketed under the Delfield and other brand names.
The Company provides par ts and aftermarket service, as well as provides a range of s! olutions ! under the KitchenCare brand name. The end-customer base for the Foodservice segment consists of a range of foodservice providers, including multinational and regional chain restaurants, convenience stores and retail stores; chain and independent casual and family dining restaurants; independent restaurants and caterers; lodging, resort, leisure and convention facilities; healthcare facilities; schools and universities; business and industrial customers, and other foodservice outlets.
The Company competes with Aucma, Brema, Follett, Hoshizaki, Ice-O-Matic, Scotsman, Vogt, Automatic Bar Controls, Celli, Cornelius, Taylor, Vin Service, American Panel, Arctic, Bally, Beverage Air, ICS, Master-Bilt, Nor-Lake, Thermo-Kool, Traulsen, True Foodservice, TurboAir, Ali Group, Dover Industries, Duke, Electrolux, Henny Penny, ITW, Middleby, Rational, Alto Shaam, Cambro, Hatco, Standex and Vollrath.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
With a neutral sector rating, we are working on evaluating risks to negative calls, and identifying potential value opportunities. Last week we noted more work might be worthwhile on Wabco Holdings (WBC), Terex, Manitowoc (MTW), and Caterpillar, two of those names have rallied for other reasons but the attractive price made the upside/downside skew up. We remain positive (OW) on Allison Transmission Holdings (ALSN) & United Rentals. Our and consensus 2017Allison Transmission Holdings estimates have fallen by 2% vs. ~15% for the group, while the shares are down 10% since launch. We continue to see United Rentals as the best value in our group…