Impact investment – investments that generate both financial returns and social or environmental good – were long a niche market for well-capitalized financiers. Today, they are a growing component of portfolios on Main Street, with even establishment organizations such as the World Economic Forum, G8 and Aspen Institute all exploring ways to get involved.
So, what’s the hype about? Why are investors like me getting involved? Personally, I believe in supporting ventures that create paths toward a healthier planet. We can play an active role is shaping our future. Many, like Elon Musk, are changing the trajectory of the human story and making a fortune doing it– and we can, too. I’m convinced that it has never been as critically important to understand and take responsibility for the implications of our actions as global citizens.
But impact investing isn’t limited to creating a healthier planet. Impact investing can eradicate poverty, wipe out hunger and attain food security, expand access to quality healthcare and education, achieve gender equality, and ensure justice and promote peace – just to name a few goals. And it can be done anywhere, by anyone.
Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: Summer Infant Inc.(SUMR)
- [By Stephan Byrd]
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Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: Kamada Ltd.(KMDA)
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Retail stocks are in focus after the U.S. Census Bureau released monthly sales figures before the bell Tuesday. The bureau said that retail sales increased by 0.3% in April, a figure that matched trade expectations. Markets had expected consumer spending to increase, however home improvement sales were not the major factor that most expected. This was evident from The Home Depot’s earnings report. Markets are increasingly optimistic over U.S. trade negotiations with China. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s No. 1 economic advisor will visit the United States this week to continue the nation’s dialogue with America. In addition, roughly 100 companies and trade associations will be sounding off to the Trump administration about the potential impact of tariffs in the Chinese markets.
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Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is in focus thanks to tax policy in Seattle. On Monday, the Seattle’s City Council passed a bill that will tax Amazon and 131 other companies $275 per employee each year in order to create a fund to address homelessness in the Seattle. The tax is half what was originally proposed and remains a contentious issue for Amazon, which is the city’s biggest employer. Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE: GS) is sounding the alarm about the state of the markets. The company warned that the U.S. budget deficit is increasing while America’s unemployment rate is falling. This hasn’t occurred since the World War II. The bank believes that the combination of the two could cause the Fed to spike interest rates in the near future. This comes at a time when the Fed has already lost control of interest rates. Look for additional earnings reports from Eagle Materials Inc. (NYSE: EXP), Bitauto Holding Ltd.(Nasdaq: BITA), Virtusa Corp. (Nasdaq: VRTU), Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.(Nasdaq: ENT), and Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA).
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- [By Lisa Levin]
Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $24.02 million.
Concordia International Corp. (NASDAQ: CXRX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $143.80 million.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Kamada Ltd. (NASDAQ:KMDA) – Stock analysts at Jefferies Group dropped their FY2020 earnings estimates for shares of Kamada in a research report issued on Tuesday, May 15th. Jefferies Group analyst R. Denhoy now anticipates that the biotechnology company will earn $0.61 per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.62. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Kamada’s FY2021 earnings at $0.36 EPS.
Hot Heal Care Stocks To Watch For 2018: Mitsubishi Corporation (MSBHY)
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
Automotive is moving well, up 14% y/y driven by HD Radio tech. The latter is included in an A list of important models, including Tesla Model 3, the Mitsubishi (OTCPK:MSBHY) Mirage and the Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) Rogue. Their connected radio solution is also coming along nicely.
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
Japanese trading company Itochu (OTCPK:ITOCY) has a tough act to follow – its own meaningful improvement over the past five years. The company was more willing than most of its Japanese trading peers to deemphasize commodity/resource businesses, and it moved fairly quickly here, building up non-resource businesses like its food, machinery, and finance operations. Those moves have led to better ROE and cash flow margin performance versus its peers, and Itochu shares have done well relative to peers like Mitsui (OTCPK:MITSY), Mitsubishi (OTCPK:MSBHY), Marubeni (OTCPK:MARUY), and Sumitomo (OTCPK:SSUMY) over that time.