Related KOL Coal Companies Lobby For Clean Energy Subsidies Silver Shines Among 2016's Best ETFs
The VanEck Vectors Coal ETF (NYSE: KOL) was one of last year's best-performing non-leveraged exchange-traded funds for a simple reason: Of the two nominees for the U.S. presidency, one was vocal in her disdain for the coal industry while one vowed to restore the industry's lost jobs.
President Donald Trump, obviously, was the candidate that promised to restore coal country's lost glory and KOL responded. The ETF is doing so again this year with a year-to-date gain of almost 18 percent. That means KOL has nearly doubled in value over the past year. Still, there are ample indications that Trump's promises to coal miners will be hard to keep.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)
- [By Jim Cramer]
WELLS FARGO & CO’s earnings per share improvement from the most recent quarter was slightly positive. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, WELLS FARGO & CO increased its bottom line by earning $4.10 versus $3.89 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.16 versus $4.10).
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Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) , the U.S. bank already reeling from sanctions by regulators over alleged customer abuses, was fined an additional $1 billion by regulators over allegations over matters including auto insurance and mortgage-sales practices.
- [By J.B. Maverick]
Stocks in the financial sector should benefit from the Federal Reserve’s interest rate increase, and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is perhaps the best positioned of the U.S. major money center banks to continue showing good overall returns to investors. As of January 2016, it stands at the head of the pack in terms of ROE at 13%, compared to both its major competitors and to the industry average of 7.8%. Its net margin of 25.2% also substantially outperforms the industry average of 17.5%. Projected EPS growth for 2016 is 8.89%. Wells Fargo also offers the highest dividend yield of the major money center banks, at 3.02%, which is more than twice Bank of America’s 1.48% and six times greater than Citigroup’s lowly 0.5%.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Baker Hughes Incorporated(BHI)
- [By Wayne Duggan]
While Loop maintains a Buy rating on all of the stocks mentioned above, Guggenheim analyst Michael LaMotte isn’t quite so bullish on the sector. Earlier this week, LaMotte downgraded the following oil services stocks from Buy to Neutral:
Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI)
Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc (NYSE: FMSA)
Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP)
Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR)
Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB)
Superior Energy Services
Guggenheim also cut its 2017 oil price forecast from $55 to $48/bbl.
- [By Brian Wu]
GE recently doubled down on its oil and gas business after merging it with Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI) and took a majority 62.5% stake in the merged entity. The merged entity is now the second-largest oil services business and will help GE take full advantage of increased oil and gas production under the new administration.
- [By William Patalon III]
Since the moment it was announced, we’ve been highly bullish on the complicated-but-intriguing deal that would combine the oilfield services unit of General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) and all of sector rival Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI).
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: HNI Corporation(HNI)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:
Wall Street expects Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) to report quarterly earnings at $0.42 per share on revenue of $5.75 billion before the opening bell. Halliburton shares fell 0.06 percent to $51.93 in after-hours trading.
Analysts expect Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) to post quarterly earnings at $9.33 per share on revenue of $30.31 billion after the closing bell. Alphabet shares gained 0.24 percent to $1,079.88 in after-hours trading.
Before the markets open, Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.09 per share on revenue of $815.16 million. Lennox shares dropped 2.84 percent to close at $197.08 on Friday.
HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) reported retirement of its CEO Stan A. Askren and appointment of Jeffrey D. Lorenger as new CEO. HNI also reported strong earnings for its first quarter. HNI shares fell 3.17 percent to $34.20 in the after-hours trading session.
Analysts are expecting Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) to have earned $0.35 per share on revenue of $822.15 million in the latest quarter. Hasbro will release earnings before the markets open. Hasbro shares fell 0.39 percent to $82.49 in after-hours trading.
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