Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) lost a patent case with Amgen (AMGN) and now a judge will have to make a decision regarding an injunction on sales of Praluent. Citigroup’s Robyn Karnauskas and Mohit Bansal provide and update:
We spoke to Regeneron regarding the timelines of the injunction decision in the PCSK9 patent case and the company noted that the Judges opinion could come in 3-4 months. The hearing on injunction took place last week and the Judge now will have to form an opinion based on the hearing. This typically takes 3-4 months to get the opinion per the company.
This makes Dupilumab phase 3 data in Atopic Dermatitis next important catalyst. As we noted before, we see $25/sh upside on positive data and $50-$60/sh downside on negative data. Investors are concerned that overhang due to the patent case could limit the upside with Dupilumab phase 3 data. Regeneron has said Dupilumab data would come in 1H16 while Sanofi (SNY) has said SOLO-1/2 data will readout in Q116 while CRONOS will readout in Q216.
Hot Net Payout Yield Stocks To Buy For 2017: Intersil Corporation(ISIL)
Intersil Corporation designs and develops power management and precision analog integrated circuits (ICs) for applications in the infrastructure, industrial, automotive, military, aerospace, computing, and consumer markets. The company offers various power IC solutions for battery management, processor power management, and display power management, including power regulators, converters, and controllers, as well as integrated power modules. It also provides precision analog components, such as amplifiers and buffers, proximity and light sensors, data converters, optoelectronics, video decoders, and interface products. The company markets its products through direct sales force and a network of distributors to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and contract manufacturers primarily in China, the United States, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Singapore, and Taiwan. Intersil Corporation was founded in 1 967 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
- [By Scott Rubin]
Big gainers on the day included Intersil Corp (NASDAQ: ISIL), which jumped 20 percent on news of a buyout, and Medivation (NASDAQ: MDVN), which added 20 percent on a deal with Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) related to its cancer drug. Cotiviti Holdings Inc (NYSE: COTV) lost around 9 percent in the wake of a mid-day sell-off and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) fell 7 percent in the wake of a management shakeup.
Hot Net Payout Yield Stocks To Buy For 2017: CVR Refining, LP(CVRR)
CVR Refining, LP, incorporated on September 17, 2012, is an independent downstream energy limited partnership. The Company has refining and related logistics assets that operate in the mid-continent region. The Company is a petroleum refiner and it owns approximately two refineries in the underserved Group 3 of the PADD II region of the United States. The Company owns and operates a full coking medium-sour crude oil refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas with a capacity of approximately 115,000 barrels per calendar day (bpcd) and a crude oil refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma with a capacity of over 70,000 bpcd capable of processing over 20,000 bpcd of light sour crude oils. The Company also controls and operates supporting logistics assets, including approximately 340 miles of owned and leased pipelines; approximately 150 crude oil transports; a network of crude oil gathering tank farms; over 7.0 million barrels of owned and leased crude oil storage capacity, and approximately 4.5 million barrels of combined refinery related storage capacity. The Company processes a variety of crudes, including West Texas sour (WTS), West Texas intermediate (WTI), sweet and sour Canadian, and locally gathered crudes. The Company offers refined products primarily to retailers, railroads and farm cooperatives and other refiners/marketers in Group 3 of the PADD II region.
The Company’s Coffeyville refinery’s product yield included gasoline (46%), diesel fuel (primarily ultra-low sulfur diesel) (43%), and pet coke and other refined products, such as natural gas liquids (NGLs) (propane and butane), slurry, sulfur and gas oil (11%). The Company’s Wynnewood refinery’s product yield included gasoline (52%), diesel fuel (primarily ultra-low sulfur diesel) (36%), asphalt (5%), jet fuel (4%) and other products (3%), including slurry, sulfur, gas oil and specialty products, such as propylene and solvents. The Company also has approximately 35,000 barrels per day of c ontracted capacity on the keystone and spearhead pipelines, ! through which the Company supplies Canadian and Bakken crudes to its refineries. In addition, the Company owns approximately 170,000 barrels per day pipeline system that transports crude oil from its Broome Station facility to its Coffeyville refinery; approximately 1.5 million barrels of crude oil storage capacity that supports the gathering system and its Coffeyville refinery; approximately 0.9 million barrels of crude oil storage capacity at its Wynnewood refinery, and approximately 1.5 million barrels of crude oil storage capacity in Cushing, Oklahoma. The Company also leases additional crude oil storage capacity of approximately 2.8 million barrels in Cushing and approximately 0.2 million Duncan, Oklahoma, and 0.1 million barrels at its Wynnewood refinery.
The Company’s Coffeyville refinery processes blends of a variety of crude oil ranging from heavy sour to light sweet crude oil. Its Coffeyville refinery crude oil slate consists of a blend of mid-continen t domestic grades and various Canadian medium and heavy sours, as well as North Dakota Bakken and other similarly sourced crudes into its crude slate. The Company’s Coffeyville refinery’s crude oil supply blend consists of approximately 85.4% light sweet crude oil, 12.8% heavy sour crude oil and 1.8% light/medium sour crude oil. The Coffeyville refinery operations include fractionation, catalytic cracking, hydrotreating, reforming, coking, isomerization, alkylation, sulfur recovery and propane and butane recovery. The Coffeyville refinery has approximately two crude oil distillation and vacuum towers, over three sulfur recovery units and over four hydro treating units. Its Coffeyville refinery processed approximately 113,300 barrels per day and over 8,400 barrels per day of crude oil and feedstocks and blends stocks.
The Company’s Wynnewood refinery processes blends of a variety of crude oil ranging from medium sour to light sweet crude oil, although isobutane, gasoline components, and normal butane are also typically us! ed. The C! ompany’s Wynnewood refinery’s crude oil supply blend comprised approximately 99.5% sweet crude oil and approximately 0.5% light/medium sour crude oil. The Wynnewood refinery operations include fractionation, cracking, hydrotreating, hydrocracking, reforming, solvent deasphalting, alkylation, sulfur recovery and propane and butane recovery. The Wynnewood refinery has over two crude oil distillation and vacuum towers and four hydro treating units. The Company’s Wynnewood refinery processed approximately 79,800 barrels per day and 3,300 barrels per day of crude oil and feedstocks and blendsstocks, respectively.
The Company competes with Phillips 66, HollyFrontier, CHS, Valero and Flint Hills Resources.
- [By Robert Rapier]
CVR Partners’ fertilizer plant is located in Coffeyville, Kansas, adjacent to the refinery owned by CVR Refining (NYSE: CVRR). CVR Energy (NYSE: CVI), majority-owned by Carl Icahn via Icahn Enterprises (NYSE: IEP), is the general partner and owns most of the units for both CVR Partners and CVR Refining.
- [By Tyler Crowe]
For refiners, though, that spread in price led to very lucrative refining margins. As that spread has narrowed, so too has margins for refiners.
Refining Margins Q4 2012 Q2 2013 Valero (NYSE: VLO ) $12.27 $9.26 Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX ) $13.67 $9.88 HollyFrontier (NYSE: HFC ) $24.00 $20.28 CVR Refining (NYSE: CVRR ) $28.08 $20.30
Source: Company Earnings releases
Top 10 Food Stocks To Watch For 2017: PacWest Bancorp(PACW)
PacWest Bancorp, incorporated on March 24, 2008, is a bank holding company for Pacific Western Bank (the Bank). The Company is focused on relationship-based business banking to small, middle-market and venture-backed businesses. The Bank offers a range of loan and deposit products and services through approximately 80 branches located throughout the state of California. The Company provides commercial banking services, and deposit and treasury management services to small and middle-market businesses. It offers products and services under the brand names of Pacific Western, as well as its business groups, CapitalSource Inc. and Square 1 Bank. CapitalSource focuses on providing cash flow, asset-based, equipment and real estate loans and treasury management services to middle market businesses. Square 1 Bank focuses on providing a range of financial products to service entrepreneurial businesses and their venture capital and private equity investors. Square 1 Asset Managemen t, Inc., a subsidiary of the Bank, provides investment advisory and asset management services.
The Company conducts a range of commercial lending activities that includes real estate mortgage, real estate construction and land loans, and commercial and industrial (C&I) loans and leases. Its commercial real estate loans are secured by a range of property types. Its C&I loan offerings are diverse and include various asset-secured loans, equipment-secured loans and leases, cash flow loans (leveraged loans) to finance business acquisitions and recapitalizations, and venture loans to support the operations of entrepreneurial companies during the various phases of their start-up operations. Its C&I loans include cash flow loans, asset-based loans, equipment-secured loans and leases, and venture capital loans. Its real estate lending activities focuses on loans to professional developers and real estate investors for the acquisition, ref inancing and construction of commercial real estate. Its con! sumer loans include personal loans, auto loans, home equity lines of credit, revolving lines of credit, other loans made by banks to individual borrowers, and purchased participation interests in student loans originated and serviced by a third-party lender. The Company’s total loans are approximately $14.48 billion.
The Company’s investment securities are classified as securities available-for-sale. The Company’s investment portfolio consists of obligations of states and political subdivisions (municipal securities), the United States Government agency obligations, and government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) obligations. The Company owns approximately $3.6 billion of investment securities available-for-sale.
Sources of Funds
The Company’s main source of funds to support its revenue-generating assets and to provide a source of low-cost funds and deposit-related fee income are deposits. The Company offers deposit products to businesses and other customers with a range of rates and terms, including demand, money market and time deposits. It also provides international banking services, multi-state deposit services, asset management services, as well as product offerings through other correspondent banks. The Company’s total deposits consist of approximately $10.6 billion in core deposits, approximately $4.2 billion in time deposits and over $0.9 billion in brokered non-maturity deposits. The Company borrows funds on a long-term, short-term or overnight basis from the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLB), the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (FRBSF) or other financial institutions.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.
Hot Net Payout Yield Stocks To Buy For 2017: BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust(BPT)
BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust, incorporated on February 21, 1989, is a grantor trust. The property of the Trust consists of an overriding royalty interest (the Royalty Interest), and cash and cash equivalents held by the Trustee from time to time. The Royalty Interest entitles the Trust to a royalty on approximately 16.42% of the lesser of first approximately 90,000 barrels of the average actual daily net production of crude oil and condensate per quarter from the working interest of BP Alaska, in the Prudhoe Bay oil field located on the North Slope in Alaska or the average actual daily net production of crude oil and condensate per quarter from that working interest. The Prudhoe Bay field is one of four contiguous North Slope oil fields that are operated by BP Alaska and are known collectively as the Prudhoe Bay Unit.
The Royalty Interest is a non-operational interest in minerals. The Prudhoe Bay field is located on the North Slope of Alaska, approximately 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle and over 650 miles north of Anchorage. The Prudhoe Bay field extends approximately 12 miles by 27 miles and contains over 150,000 gross productive acres. Approximately 45% of the acreage within the field is subject to the Royalty Interest granted to the Trust by the Conveyance. The principal hydrocarbon accumulations at Prudhoe Bay are in the Ivishak sandstone of the Sadlerochit Group at a depth of 8,700 feet below sea level. The Ivishak is overlain by approximately four minor reservoirs of varying extent, which are designated the Put River, Eileen, Sag River and Shublik (PESS) formations. Underlying the Sadlerochit Group are the oil-bearing Lisburne and Endicott formations. The net production allocated to the Royalty Interest pertains only to the Ivishak and PESS formations, collectively known as the Prudhoe Bay (Permo-Triassic) Reservoir. The oil produced from the Prudhoe Bay (Permo-Triassic) Reservoir is a medium grade, low sulfur crude. The Royalty Interest is based upon oil produced from the oil! rim and condensate produced from the gas cap, but not upon gas production or natural gas liquids production stripped from gas produced.
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Thursday, energy shares dipped by 0.98 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Tidewater Inc. (NYSE: TDW), down 14 percent, and BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (NYSE: BPT), down 17 percent.
Hot Net Payout Yield Stocks To Buy For 2017: Exelon Corporation(EXC)
Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the energy generation and delivery businesses in the United States. It owns electric generating facilities, such as nuclear, fossil, and hydroelectric generation facilities, as well as wind and solar photovoltaic facilities. The company also sells renewable energy and other energy-related products and services; and engages in the natural gas and oil exploration and production activities, as well as sells electricity and natural gas to wholesale and retail customers. In addition, it engages in the purchase and regulated retail sale of electricity, and the provision of electricity transmission and distribution services to retail customers in northern Illinois, southeastern Pennsylvania, and central Maryland. Further, the company is involved in the purchase and regulated retail sale of natural gas, and the provision of gas distribution services to retail customers in the Pennsylvania counties surrounding the City of Philadelphia, as well as in central Maryland, including the City of Baltimore. It serves distribution utilities, municipalities, cooperatives, and financial institutions, as well as commercial, industrial, governmental, and residential customers. The company was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.68 per share on revenue of $7.52 billion.
CST Brands Inc (NYSE: CST) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $2.30 billion.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Analysts are expecting Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) to have earned $0.68 per share on revenue of $7.52 billion in the latest quarter. Exelon shares rose 0.34 percent to close at $35.38 on Thursday.
- [By Horizon Investments]
For the past year, Exelon Corp. (EXC) has had a roller coaster ride, with the stock having plummeted 15% since September 2012 – the company had announced a dividend cut of 41%, which led to a drop in the share price. Separately, the recent weak PJM auction prices did not bode well for the company. However, I believe the worst is priced in the stock price, and the company’s management is committed to improving its financial flexibility and cost structure in order to strengthen its financial performance. Also, the company is planning to incur capital expenditure (CAPEX) in the upcoming years, which will result in rate base growth for Exelon.