Yelp (NYSE: YELP ) better watch its back.
One of the more interesting morsels coming out of Google’s (NASDAQ: GOOG ) I/O conference is that it’s redesigning Google Maps.
The search giant is making it easier to find nearby places to eat by encouraging user reviews so it can unveil other eateries in the area that the Google Maps user may enjoy.
Google has always had a thing for foodies. It reportedly made a play to acquire Yelp four years ago that was rebuffed. It then went on to buy out Zagat to build up its in-house restaurant reviews. The new feature takes a page out of the Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX ) playbook by serving up better recommendations the more that a user contributes to the process. It’s a strategy that worked brilliantly for Netflix in video. Will it work for Google in local search?
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: OvaScience Inc (OVAS)
OvaScience, Inc., incorporated on April 5, 2011, is a life science company developing products to improve the treatment of female infertility based on recent scientific discoveries about the existence of egg precursor cells. The Company holds license from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to an issued patent and various patent applications directed to methods of identifying and purifying egg precursor cells, compositions comprising egg precursor cells and methods of using egg precursor cells to treat infertility and related disorders. The Company’s product candidates are AUGMENT and OvaTure. The Company’s designs AUGMENT to treat infertility due to poor egg quality.
The Company’s first product candidate is AUGMENT, stands for autologous germline mitochondria energy transfer. It designs AUGMENT to increase the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) by isolating fresh mitochondria from a woman’s own egg precursor cells and then adding the mitochondria into the woman’s egg during IVF. Its second product candidate is OvaTure. OvaTure involves the creation of mature fertilizable eggs from a woman’s own egg precursor cells. If successful, this would allow women with compromised eggs due to age or other factors to undergo IVF using their own higher quality eggs.
The Company competes with Novocellus Ltd., Auxogyn, Inc, and Ovacyte LLC.
- [By John Udovich]
On Thursday, small cap infertility stock OvaScience Inc (NASDAQ: OVAS) surged 23.63% plus shares are up 372.9% since the start of the year – meaning its worth taking a closer look at the stock along with the performance of female or reproductive health stocks the Female Health Co (NASDAQ: FHCO) and Utah Medical Products, Inc (NASDAQ: UTMD) along with the Vanguard Health Care ETF (NYSEARCA: VHT).
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Gruppa LSR OAO (LSRG)
Gruppa LSR OAO (LSR Group OJSC) is a Russia-based company involved in the real estate development and construction. It is also engaged in the production of various building materials, such as ceramic bricks, crushed granite, concrete and reinforced concrete products, ready-mix concrete and aerated concrete segments. The Company’s services comprise the development of residential, office and commercial buildings, as well as tower cranes and hoisting machinery services for use in real estate construction. It is also involved in the investment operations. Gruppa LSR OAO acts as a general and sub-contractor for the Russian Federation Government, Saint Petersburg Government, and as a general and sub-contractor for other developers, among pile-driving services. The Company operates through numerous subsidiaries located domestically, as well as one representative office in Moscow. In December 2013, it acquired a 100 % stake in OOO Gazstroy, an owner of Ryabovsky brick plant. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Zahra Hankir]
Russian stocks declined to the lowest level in a month as builder LSR Group (LSRG) and power company OAO Inter RAO UES dropped after MSCI Inc. cut them from an index tracked by investors. The Borsa Istanbul National 100 Index tumbled 2.5 percent, the most in two months, as Turkiye Garanti Bankasi AS led losses in lenders. Benchmark gauges in the Czech Republic and Poland retreated at least 0.7 percent.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Selectica Inc.(SLTC)
Selectica, Inc. provides contract management and sales configuration software solutions that allow enterprises to manage sell-side business processes. It offers Selectica contract lifecycle management (CLM) solution, a contract authoring, analysis, repository, and process automation product that is offered on-premise or hosted basis enables customers to create, manage, and analyze contracts in a single repository. The company also offers Selectica sales configuration (SCS) solution, which consolidates configuration, pricing, and quoting functions into a single application platform. It provides SCS solutions to manufacturers, service providers, and financial services companies to streamline the opportunity-to-order process. In addition, the company provides professional implementation and customization services; on-demand hosting services for CLM solutions; and complex product configuration modeling services for SCS solutions. It sells its CLM products primarily through its direct sales force and strategic and OEM partners, as well as SCS products primarily through partnership relationships in the United States, Canada, India, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
- [By The GeoTeam]
Our recent 2013 articles on SaaS companies Selectica (SLTC), E2open (EOPN), Responsys (MKTG), Vocus (VOCS), and ExactTarget (ET) highlighted such opportunities. The average return since the inception of our coverage currently stands at around 34% (55% at their highs).
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: OncoSec Medical Inc (ONCS)
OncoSec Medical Incorporated, incorporated on February 8, 2008, is an emerging drug-medical device company. The Company focused on designing, developing and commercializing medical approaches for the treatment of solid cancers. In March 2011, the Company acquired from Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Inovio) certain assets related to the use of drug-medical device combination products for the treatment of different cancers.
The Company’s acquired assets relate to certain non-deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) vaccine technology and property relating to selective tumor ablation technologies, which it refers to as the OncoSec Medical System (OMS), a therapy which uses an electroporation device to facilitate delivery of chemotherapy agents, or nucleic acids encoding cytokines, into tumors and/or surrounding tissue for the treatment and diagnosis of various cancers. As of January 24, 2012, the Company had not generated any revenue from operations.
- [By James E. Brumley]
How does the old saying go? Beggars can’t be choosers? Two weeks ago, yours truly penned some bullish comments regarding OncoSec Medical Inc. (OTCMKTS:ONCS). The long and short of it was, if ONCS could clear a technical ceiling around $0.36, then life would get much easier for the bulls.
- [By James E. Brumley]
If you’re looking for the next big biotech breakout stock, then OncoSec Medical Inc. (OTCMKTS:ONCS) deserves a place on your watchlist. This volatile cancer play has been down more than up 2011, but if you look closely at a long-term chart of ONCS, you may find it’s already wiggled its way into a new uptrend. And, it may be only a matter of time before the bullish fireworks start to go off.
- [By John Udovich]
Small cap biotech stocks AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc (NASDAQ: AVEO), OncoSec Medical Inc (OTCMKTS: ONCS) and MetaStat Inc (OTCBB: MTST) are focused on or are developing treatments or diagnostic technologies for metastatic cancers. In case you aren’t familiar with the term metastasis or metastatic, it’s the spread of cancer from its primary site to other places in the body as cancer cells break away from a primary tumor, penetrate into lymphatic and blood vessels, circulate through the bloodstream and then grow in a new focus (metastasize) in normal tissues elsewhere in the body. In other words, it’s a dangerous form of cancer, but there are some small cap biotech stocks targeting it for diagnostics or treatment:
- [By Bio-Wire]
Another company that has benefitted from Inovio’s newfound attention is OncoSec Medical (OTC: ONCS) – a newer “offshoot” company that uses a similar but distinctly different electroporation device known as the OncoSec Medical System (OMS) that is based on Inovio’s technology. The specific amplitude and frequency of the OMS electroporation is calibrated such that plasmid delivery into solid tumor masses is fully optimized, while CELLECTRA electroporation is less specialized and focus more on the vaccination of skin cells. The cross-license agreement made between Inovio and Oncosec also covers the two devices for their distinctly different applications.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ryanair Holdings PLC (RYA)
Ryanair Holdings plc (Ryanair Holdings), is a holding company for Ryanair Limited (Ryanair). Ryanair operates a low-cost, scheduled-passenger airline serving short-haul, point-to-point routes between Ireland, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and Morocco. As of June 30, 2012, the Company offered approximately over 1,500 scheduled short-haul flights per day serving approximately 160 airports largely throughout Europe with an operating fleet of 294 aircraft flying approximately 1,500 routes. Ryanair sells seats on a one-way basis. The Company also holds a 29.8% interest in Aer Lingus Group plc. As of June 30, 2012, Ryanair’s operating fleet was composed of 294 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, each having 189 seats. Ryanair’s fleet totaled 294 Boeing 737-800s at March 31, 2012. As of June 30, 2012, Ryanair owned and operated four Boeing 737-800 full flight simulators for pilot training. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Inyoung Hwang]
Ryanair Holdings Plc (RYA), the discount airline operator that’s the second-biggest stock in Ireland’s ISEQ index, declined 1.7 percent to 7.23 euros in Dublin. Kerry Group, a supplier of food ingredients, sank 1.4 percent to 45.24 euros.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Seaspan Corporation(SSW)
Seaspan Corporation owns and operates the containerships that are engaged in the deep-sea container transportation business in Hong Kong. The company charters its containerships pursuant to long-term, fixed-rate time charters to various container liner companies. As of December 31, 2009, it owned and operated a fleet of 42 containerships. The company was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Majuro, the Marshall Islands.
- [By Jack Adamo]
Predictably, Seaspan (SSW) suffered a big drop in normalized EPS for 2013, due to the conversion of all its Class A preferred stock to common stock, plus another secondary common stock offering, which, together, increased the common stock share count by 33%.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
The stock market suffered another up-and-down day, again finishing on the losing end as investors saw their fear levels rise dramatically after the Fed’s latest minutes were released. With less clarity than ever about the Fed’s eventual plans to end its quantitative easing program, investors are justifiably concerned. But big losses for Seaspan (NYSE: SSW ) , voxeljet (NYSE: VJET ) , and Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x (NYSEMKT: NUGT ) showed how vulnerable some investments are to the uncertainty. Let’s look more closely at what happened to push these share prices down.