Hot Integrated Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now


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Brendan Byrnes: I wanted to ask you about the battle between the single-serve brewers we have. Obviously Green Mountain Coffee Roasters pretty entrenched with their Keurig machine, Starbucks coming in with their Verismo. Your K-Cup teas have been selling very well. How do you see that battle shaking out and how does that impact Hain Celestial? 

Hot Integrated Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: Express-1 Expedited Solutions Inc.(XPO)

XPO Logistics, Inc. provides third-party logistics services using a network of relationships with ground, sea, and air carriers in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It operates in three segments: Express-1, Concert Group Logistics, and Bounce Logistics. The Express-1 segment offers ground expedited surface transportation services for freight. It operates a fleet ranging from cargo vans to semi tractor trailer units. The Concert Group Logistics segment provides domestic and international freight forwarding services through a network of independently owned stations. Its domestic freight forwarding services include air charter, expedites, and time sensitive services, as well as cost sensitive services comprising deferred delivery, less than truckload, and full truck load services; and international freight forwarding services consist of on-board courier and air charters, time sensitive services, less-than-container and full-container-loads, and vessel charters. This segm ent also offers documentation on international shipments, customs clearance and banking, trade show shipment management, time definite and customized product distributions, reverse logistics and on site asset recovery projects, installation coordination, freight optimization, and diversity compliance support services. The Bounce Logistics segment provides premium freight brokerage services for truckload shipments. The company serves approximately 4,000 retail, commercial, manufacturing, and industrial customers through 6 U.S. operations centers and 22 agent locations. It offers its services to the automotive manufacturing, automotive components and supplies, commercial printing, durable goods manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, food and consumer products, and high tech sectors. The company was formerly known as Express-1 Expedited Solutions, Inc. and changed its name to XPO Logistics, Inc. in September 2011. XPO Logistics, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is based in Buchanan, Mich i gan.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Vera Yuan]

    We initiated a new position in Aircastle Ltd. (AYR), an aircraft leasing company with a flexible business model and a rational capital allocation philosophy. We took advantage of an opportunity to purchase shares in the heavily capitalized Georgia bank State Bank Financial Corp. (STBZ) as the depressed stock price reflected investors’ lack of patience with a slower than expected pace of capital deployment. We like State Bank’s management team led by Georgia banker Joe Evans. This management team has experience successfully building and selling other Georgia banks. We also received shares of transportation infrastructure company XPO Logistics, Inc. (XPO) as a result of its acquisition of holding Pacer International, Inc.

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO) shot up 7.06 percent to $30.01 after the company announced its plans to acquire Pacer International (NASDAQ: PACR) in a deal valued at $335 million.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    What: Shares of XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO  ) jumped 13% today after announcing an acquisition.

    So what: The company will pay $365 million for logistics provider 3PD, consisting of $357 million in cash an $8 million in XPO restricted stock. Is will use its own cash and borrow $195 million from Credit Suisse Group for the remainder of the purchase.  

Hot Integrated Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: Daimler AG (DDAIF)


Daimler AG (Daimler), incorporated on May 6, 1998, develops, manufactures, distributes and sells a range of automotive products, mainly passenger cars, trucks, vans and buses. It also provides financial and other services relating to its automotive businesses. The Company offers its automotive products and related financial services primarily in Western Europe and in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) region, which consists of the United States, Canada and Mexico. During the year ended December 31, 2009, the Company derived approximately 46% of its revenue from sales in Western Europe and 21% from sales in the United States. It operates in five segments: Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services. Its other business interests consist primarily of its equity investments in the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS N.V. (EADS) and in Tognum AG. In October 2009, Deutsche Bank AG completed the disposal of its interest in the Company. In June 2011, Daimler AG and Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC had secured around 94% interest in Tognum AG-DJ.


Mercedes-Benz Cars

Mercedes-Benz Cars designs, produces and sells Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, Maybach luxury sedans and smart micro compact passenger cars. During 2009, Mercedes-Benz Cars contributed approximately 51% of the Company’s revenue. The Company offers Mercedes-Benz passenger cars with a range of diesel and gasoline engines. Under the AMG brand, it offers versions of Mercedes-Benz vehicles with V8 or V12 engines in all classes, except in the A-, B-, R-, GL- and GLK-Classes. The Mercedes-Benz passenger car product range consists of S-Class, E-Class, C-Class, A-/B-Classes and ML-/R-/G-/GL-/GLK-Classes.


The S-Class is a line of luxury sedans, which are available in short and long wheelbase versions. In June 2009, the Company introduced a new generation of the S-Class sedans, including a hybrid version, the new S 400 BlueHYBRID. The S-Class sed! ans are complemented by the CL, a top-of-the-line two-door coupe, and the SL, a luxury roadster. The E-Class is a line of luxury sedans, coupes, convertibles and station wagons. It also offers the CLS, a four-door coupe based on the E-Class. The C-Class is a line of compact luxury sedans and station wagons. The CLC Sports Coupe and the SLK, a two-seat roadster, complement the C-Class product family.


The A-Class is a front wheel drive compact and the B-Class is a front wheel drive 4-door Compact Sports Tourer (CST). The Company does not offer the A- and B-Classes in the United States. The ML-Class is a line of sport utility vehicles with permanent all-wheel drive. The R-Class is a line of SUV Tourers, which is available in a short and a long wheelbase version. The GL-Class is a line of seven seat luxury sport utility vehicles. The GLK-Class is a line of compact sport utility vehicles. The G-Class is a line of cross country vehicles with permanent four-wheel driv e that come in a short and a long wheelbase version, and as a convertible. Under the Maybach brand, the Company offers a line of luxury sedans with outstanding luxury, comfort, and individuality. Maybach sedans are available in a short and a long wheelbase version, including the Maybach 57S and 62S as sportier variations. The smart brand represents a micro compact car concept. It offers two models, the smart fortwo coupe and the smart fortwo cabrio.


Daimler Trucks

Daimler Trucks manufactures and sells trucks and specialty vehicles under the brand names Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses and Fuso. During 2009, Daimler Trucks contributed approximately 21% of its revenue. During 2009, the Company ceased production of trucks under the Sterling brand name. The Company’s European Mercedes-Benz truck lines consist of the Actros and the Axor in the heavy-duty category, the Atego in the medium-duty category, and the specialty v ehicles Econic and Zetros. The Unimog, a four-wheel drive ve! hicle for! special purpose applications, complements the line-up. In Turkey and Brazil, it manufactures heavy-duty and medium-duty trucks for the respective local and certain export markets. Its Mercedes-Benz trucks range from 6 metric tons gross vehicle weight (GVW) to 41 metric tons GVW.


The Company’s United States subsidiary, Daimler Trucks North America LLC, manufactures trucks and buses (based on truck chassis) in Classes 3 through 8 (from 9,000 lbs. GVW to 160,000 lbs. GVW) and sells them under the Freightliner, Western Star, and Thomas Built Buses brand names, primarily in the NAFTA region. It also manufactures chassis for trucks, buses, walk-in vans and motor homes in Classes 3 through 7 (from 10,000 lbs. GVW to 33,000 lbs. GVW). During 2009, Freightliner introduced a new version of the Coronado, an on-highway truck. It Japan-based subsidiary, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), offers a truck portfolio and several bus lines, primarily for the Jap anese and other Asian markets. The line-up includes the Canter trucks (light-duty), the Fighter trucks (medium-duty) and the Super Great trucks (heavy-duty) and also certain bus models (Rosa and Aero). MFTBC also sells trucks in Africa, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States.


Mercedes-Benz Vans

Mercedes-Benz Vans designs, manufactures and sells vans under the brand names Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner. During 2009, Mercedes-Benz Vans contributed approximately 8% of its revenue. The Company offers three lines of Mercedes-Benz vans between 1.9 metric tons (t) and 7.5t gross vehicle weight (GVW): the Vario, the Vito/Viano and the Sprinter. In the NAFTA region it sells the Sprinter under the Freightliner brand name and, since January 1, 2010, also under the Mercedes-Benz brand name. As of December 31, 2009, subsidiaries of Chrysler Holding LLC sold the Sprinter in the United States under the Dodge and Freightliner brand names, and in C anada under the Dodge brand name.


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Daimler Buses is a global supplier in the worldwide bus market. During 2009, Daimler Buses contributed approximately 5% of the Company’s revenue. Its product portfolio includes city buses, coaches, intercity buses, midi buses and bus chassis. It sells complete buses under the Mercedes-Benz and Setra brands in Europe, under the Mercedes-Benz brand name in Mexico, and under the Setra and Orion brand names in the United States and Canada. In addition, Daimler Buses produces and sells worldwide a range of bus chassis under the brand name Mercedes-Benz.


Daimler Financial Services

The Company’s financial services activities contributed approximately 15% of its revenue during 2009. It consists principally of financing and leasing services supporting its Mercedes-Benz and other vehicle businesses. The financial services the Company offers consist mainly of customized financing and leasing packages for its retail and wholesale customers in the au tomotive sector. It also provides financing to its dealers for vehicle inventory and property, plant and equipment purchases, and it offers insurance brokerage and fleet management services, including dealer property and casualty insurance. In Germany, the Company operates a licensed bank, the Mercedes-Benz Bank. The Mercedes-Benz Bank offers financial services to its customers and employees in Germany. These services include leasing and sales financing services, car savings plans, credit cards and demand deposit accounts. In addition, the Mercedes-Benz Bank operates branches in Great Britain and Spain to refinance the local dealer portfolios.


The Company competes with BMW, Volkswagen, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, PSA, Renault, Tata Motors, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Suzuki, Scania, Iveco, Volvo, DAF, Navistar International, Paccar, Hino, Isuzu, MAN Commercial Vehicles, Irisbus and Agrale.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Katie Spence]

    Two of the biggest luxury auto brands in the world are throwing their respective hats into the electric-car ring. In one corner is BMW’s (NASDAQOTH: BAMXF  ) i3. In the other corner is Daimler’s (NASDAQOTH: DDAIF  ) Mercedes-Benz B-Class. So, which one will end up the EV winner?

  • [By Alexander MacLennan]

    We talk a lot about the growing middle class in China, but the growing wealth of the rich elite is also a valuable market. Luxury automakers know this well and have been reacting with billions in investment. Late last month, Daimler AG (NASDAQOTH: DDAIF  ) announced that it and its joint-venture partner would spend 1 billion euros to double production of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. This comes as demand for Mercedes-Benz vehicles continues to rise, with deliveries rising 57% in the first two months of this year.

Hot Integrated Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd (GELYF.PK)


Geely Automobile Holdings Limited is an investment holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the research, production, marketing and sales of sedans and related automobile components in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Company operates in two segments: automobiles and related parts and components segment, engaged in the manufacture and sale of automobiles, automobile parts and related automobile components, and gearboxes segment, engaged in the manufacture and sale of gearboxes. The Company’s subsidiaries include Centurion Industries Limited, Value Century Group Limited, Geely International Limited, Zhejiang Fulin Guorun Automobile Parts & Components Co., Ltd., Linkstate Overseas Limited, Luckview Group Limited and Luck Empire Investment Limited, among others. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Elliott Gue]

    This so-called One Ford initiative involved the US$2.3 billion sale of Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata Motors (TTM) and the US$1.6 billion divestment of Volvo to Geely Automobile Holdings (GELYF.PK). After selling the majority of its stake in Mazda Motor Corp (MZDAY.PK) and discontinuing Mercury, Ford Motor Company’s portfolio consists of its eponymous mass-market brand and the higher-end Lincoln.

Hot Integrated Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (GWR)

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads, and provides railcar switching services in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, and Belgium. The company?s railroads transport various commodities, including coal and coke; pulp and paper; metals commodities; minerals and stone commodities; lumber and forest products; farm and food products; chemicals and plastics; petroleum products; autos and auto parts; metallic ores; and intermodal commodities. It operates 63 railroads with approximately 7,400 miles of owned and leased track; and approximately 1,400 additional miles under track access arrangements. The company also offers rail services at 17 ports in North America and Europe. In addition, it provides car repair services, car hire and rental services, demurrage and storage, crewing services, and track access services, as well as sells diesel fuel to other rail operators. The company was founded in 1899 and is headquarte red in Greenwich, Connecticut.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Holly LaFon]

    Another area that is intriguing to us is the North American energy sector which looks to have a number of interesting catalysts currently. While the energy sector is at present only a modest overweight in the portfolios, we have been encouraged by several trends taking place for a number of years. These positive developments are also having an impact that goes far beyond the energy sector itself. Many believe that the U.S. will become energy independent and possibly a net exporter of natural gas and oil (currently restricted by law) in the next decade. This opinion is based primarily on the development of new drilling techniques (i.e. horizontal drilling, and high pressure fracking) that have enabled companies to access oil and natural gas reserves in shale formations that were previously not economically viable. The ability to tap into this acreage is a game-changer in our view and is already having a tremendous impact on the economy. Employment rates in these mostly rura l areas surrounding the shale basins are very high and companies thus find hiring extremely competitive. Strong labor markets tend to create strong local economies. Oil States International (OIS) has been able to capitalize on this trend by providing housing and other services to oil service workers that are in demand in the area. CST Brands (CST) operates gas stations in Texas, but it is increasingly looking to broaden its product offering beyond fuel. Rail companies like Union Pacific (UNP), Canadian Pacific (CP), Kansas City Southern (KSU) and Genesee and Wyoming (GWR) have also benefited substantially. Given that shale areas are rural and often lacking infrastructure, substantial investment must be made to support drilling and production activities. Without pipelines in place, railroads have been the primary takeaway mechanism for moving production to the various clusters of refining capacity around the United States. In order to serve this demand, massive investment in railcars has been nee

  • [By Anna Prior]

    Genesee & Wyoming Inc.’s(GWR) consolidated traffic rose 6.3% in October from a year earlier on a pro forma basis, boosted by growth in metallic ores and metals shipments.

Hot Integrated Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: PPL Corporation(PPL)

PPL Corporation, an energy and utility holding company, generates and sells electricity; and delivers natural gas to approximately 5.3 million utility customers primarily in the northeastern and northwestern U.S. The company operates in four segments: Kentucky Regulated, International Regulated, Pennsylvania Regulated, and Supply. The Kentucky Regulated segment engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity; and the distribution and sale of natural gas to approximately 1.3 million customers in Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. The International Regulated segment owns and operates electricity distribution businesses in the United Kingdom that deliver electricity to 7.7 million customers. The Pennsylvania Regulated segment delivers electricity to approximately 1.4 million customers in eastern and central Pennsylvania. The Supply segment owns and operates power plants to generate electricity using coal, uranium, natural gas, oil, and water res ources; markets and trades electricity and other purchased power to wholesale and retail markets; and acquires and develops domestic generation projects. It controls or owns a portfolio of generation assets of approximately 11,000 megawatts in Montana and Pennsylvania. As of December 31, 2010, the company?s distribution system included 649 substations with a capacity of 25 million kVA, 28,838 circuit miles of overhead lines, and 24,131 cable miles of underground conductors in the United Kingdom. It also operated 377 substations with a capacity of 31 million kVA, 33,122 circuit miles of overhead lines, and 7,368 cable miles of underground conductors in Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Vigna]

    PPL Corp.(PPL) said its third-quarter profit grew 21% as its unregulated wholesale energy segment posted a jump in revenue.

    Apple Inc.(AAPL) and Google Inc.(GOOGL) agreed to allow consumers who buy a Walt Disney Co.(DIS) movie from either of their online stores to watch it on smartphones, tablets and other digital devices that run their rival’s operating system.

  • [By Garrett Cook]

    Utilities shares fell 0.35 percent on Friday. Top losers in the sector included Huaneng Power International (NYSE: HNP), down 1.9 percent, and PPL Corp (NYSE: PPL), off 1.2 percent.

Hot Integrated Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: Onconova Therapeutics Inc (ONTX)


Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. (Onconova), incorporated on December 22, 1998, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing small molecule drug candidates to treat cancer. The Company has created a targeted anti-cancer agents designed to work against specific cellular pathways, which promote cancer. It has three clinical-stage product candidates and six preclinical programs. Its preclinical pipeline includes six programs, which target kinases, cellular metabolism or division.

Rigosertib

Rigosertib, the Company’s product candidate, is being tested in a range of ongoing Phase-II and Phase-III clinical trials. The Company is conducting a pivotal phase-III trial of rigosertib under a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA), from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for higher risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). The Company is also evaluating rigosertib in a Phase-III trial for metastatic pancreatic ca ncer, in two Phase-II trials for transfusion-dependent lower risk MDS, and in a Phase-II trial for head and neck cancers. Rigosertib has been granted orphan drug status for MDS in both the United States and Europe, as well as orphan drug status for pancreatic cancer in the United States. Baxter Healthcare SA (Baxter), a subsidiary of Baxter International Inc., has commercialization rights for rigosertib in Europe and SymBio Pharmaceuticals Limited (SymBio), has commercialization rights in Japan and Korea. Rigosertib is an inhibitor of two cellular signaling pathways: phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K), and polo-like kinase (PLK), both of which are frequently over-active in cancer cells. By inhibiting the PI3K pathway in cancer cells, rigosertib promotes tumor cell apoptosis, or programmed cell death. It is testing both intravenous and oral formulations of rigosertib, referred to as rigosertib IV and rigosertib Oral, in clinical trials.


ON 013105

The C ompany’s clinical-stage product candidate, ON 013105, is i! n a Phase I trial in patients with relapsed or refractory lymphoma, including an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma identified as mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), and acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL). ON 013105 suppresses the accumulation of cyclin D1 in cancer cells.

Recilisib

The Company’s clinical-stage product candidate, recilisib, is being developed in collaboration with the United States Department of Defense (DoD), for acute radiation syndromes (ARS). The Company has completed four Phase-I trials to evaluate the safety and pharmacokinetics of recilisib in healthy human adult subjects using both subcutaneous and oral formulations, referred to as recilisib SC and recilisib Oral.


Preclinical Programs

The Company’s ON 1231320 is a specific inhibitor of Polo-like Kinase 2 (PLK2), and in preclinical studies, it induced mitotic arrest and reduced tumor burden in mice injected subcutaneously with colon tumor and triple-n egative breast cancer cells. The Company’s ON 123300 inhibits the activity of two kinases, cyclin-dependent kinase 4 (CDK4), and AMP-activated protein kinase 5 (ARK5). Its ON 108600 is a dual inhibitor of two growth-regulatory kinases. Cyclin-dependent kinase 9 is over expressed in several cancers, including leukemias and lymphomas. Casein kinase 2 is overexpressed in a range of tumor types. ON 044580 inhibits mutant forms of the two target kinases, including Janus Kinase 2 (JAK2) and imatinib-resistant Bcr-Abl Kinase (Bcr-Abl). Its ON 24 compounds cause tubulin to depolymerize, inducing mitotic arrest in cultured tumor cell lines. Its ON 146040 inhibits the growth of a range of blood cancer cell lines, including Burkitt’s lymphoma, MCL, multiple myeloma and chronic myeloid leukemia.


The Company competes with Eisai Inc., Celgene Corporation, Genentech, Inc., Cell Therapeutics, Inc., Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Telik, Inc., Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., A stex, Array BioPharma Inc., Astellas Pharma, Inc., Threshold! Pharmace! uticals, Inc., Pharmacyclics Inc., Soligenix, Inc., Cellerant Therapeutics, Inc. and Cleveland BioLabs, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

     

    One under-$10 clinical-state biopharmaceutical player that’s starting to move within range of triggering a big breakout trade is Onconova Therapeutics (ONTX), which focuses on discovering and developing small molecule drug candidates to treat cancer. This stock has been destroyed by the short-sellers so far in 2014, with shares off sharply by 56%.


     

    If you glance at the chart for Onconova Therapeutics, you’ll notice that this stock has been trending sideways and consolidating right below its 50-day moving average for the last few weeks. This consolidation pattern is occurring right after shares of ONTX recently spiked sharply higher from its low of $4.10 to its high of $5.52 a share. Shares of ONTX are now trending within range of breaking out of that consolidation pattern and potentially heading higher.

     

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ONTX if it manages to break out above its 50-day moving average of $5.09 a share and then once it takes out some more key overhead resistance levels at $5.24 to $5.52 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 action of 203,756 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then ONTX will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $6.27 to $7 a share.


     

    Traders can look to buy ONTX off weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below some key near-term support levels at $4.75 to right around $4.50 a share. One can also buy ONTX off strength once it starts to take out those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

     

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

     

    Onconova Therapeutics (ONTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, focuses on discovering and developing small molecule drug candidates to treat cancer. This stock closed up 2.5% to $5.15 in Thursday’s trading session.

     

    Thursday’s Range: $4.97-$5.19

    52-Week Range: $4.10-$31.13

    Thursday’s Volume: 132,000

    Three-Month Average Volume: 216,102

     

    From a technical perspective, ONTX trended modestly higher here with lighter-than-average volume. This stock has been uptrending over the last few weeks, with shares moving higher from its low of $4.10 to its recent high of $5.52. During that uptrend, shares of ONTX have been making mostly higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of ONTX within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade. That trade will hit if ONTX manages to take out Thursday’s intraday high of $5.19 to some more key overhead resistance at $5.52 with high volume.

     

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ONTX as long as it’s trending above some near-term support levels at $4.80 or at $4.50 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 216,102 shares. If that breakout gets underway soon, then ONTX will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $5.83 to $6.27. Any high-volume move above those levels will then give ONTX a chance to tag $7.

     

Hot Integrated Utility Companies To Invest In Right Now: New Century Bancorp Inc.(NC)

New Century Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for New Century Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in southeastern North Carolina. Its deposit product line comprises checking, savings, NOW, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit, and non-interest-bearing demand and time deposits. The company?s loan portfolio includes one-to-four family and multi-family residential loans; construction loans; home equity lines of credit; commercial real estate loans; commercial and industrial loans; and loans to individuals. It operates main office in Dunn; and branch offices in Clinton, Goldsboro, Lillington, Greenville, Fayetteville, Lumberton, Pembroke, and Raeford. The company is headquartered in Dunn, North Carolina.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Industrial conglomerate NACCO Industries  (NYSE: NC  )  announced yesterday its second-quarter dividend of $0.25 per share, the same rate it paid in February, which reflected the spinoff of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling last September.