Hot Rising Companies To Own In Right Now

At Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) developer conference today, the company gave a “sneak peek” of a redesigned Mac Pro desktop computer. The Mac Pro has been overdue for a major overhaul, and Apple has done just that. The professional-caliber device is much smaller than the outgoing model at just 9.9 inches tall and features the latest Intel (NASDAQ: INTC  ) Xeon processors.

The new Mac Pro features a new unified thermal core to efficiently dissipate heat from all the processors. It features two workstations-class GPUs made by Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD  ) , and uses significantly faster flash memory than before. The new Mac Pro is also notable because it will be assembled here in the U.S., confirming CEO Tim Cook’s prior comments that an upcoming Mac would be assembled domestically.

Apple is also adding Intel’s recently announced Thunderbolt 2 technology, which promises even faster speeds. No pricing information was provided, and availability is set for “later this year.”

Hot Rising Companies To Own In Right Now: Chalmers Ltd (CHR)

Chalmers Limited is an Australia-based company engaged in transport, logistic services, warehousing and container storage, repairs and sales. The Company operated in three segments: Transport, Containers and Property. Transport consists of road transport, predominantly import/export FCL containers and the interface with logistics/ warehousing/hubbing services. Containers represent the empty container park operations concerned with handling, storage, repairs, upgrades, pretrips and so on of empty containers on behalf of shipping and leasing company customers. Property represents the capital investment Chalmers has in freeholds located in Melbourne. The Company’s subsidiaries include Chalmers Industries Pty Ltd, Chalmers (Australia) Pty Ltd and Chalmers Industries (Brisbane) Pty Ltd. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Corinne Gretler]

    Chr. Hansen A/S (CHR) slid 1.7 percent to 186 kroner after Credit Suisse Group AG cut the stock to neutral, the equivalent of hold, from outperform. The brokerage said that profit from its natural-color business remains under pressure. The world’s biggest maker of dairy enzymes cut its full-year sales forecast on July 3 because of lower prices for the red pigment carmine.

Hot Rising Companies To Own In Right Now: Burberry Group PLC (BRBY)

Burberry Group plc (Burberry) is a holding company. The Company designs and sources luxury apparel and accessories, selling through a diversified network of retail (including digital), wholesale and licensing channels worldwide. The Company’s Retail/wholesale channel is engaged in the sale of luxury goods through Burberry mainline stores, concessions, outlets and digital commerce, as well as Burberry franchisees, prestige department stores globally and multi-brand specialty accounts. The Company’s retail channel includes approximately 206 mainline stores, 214 concessions within department stores, digital commerce and 49 outlets. The Company’s wholesale channel includes sales to department stores, multi-brand specialty accounts, Travel Retail and franchisees who operates approximately 65 Burberry stores. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jonathan Morgan]

    Burberry (BRBY) added 1.8 percent to 1,488 pence. Revenue climbed 17 percent to 1.03 billion pounds, while adjusted pretax profit for the six months ended Sept. 30 rose to 174 million pounds from 173 million pounds a year earlier, the London-based trenchcoat maker said in a statement.

  • [By Alexis Xydias]

    Prudential Plc, Britain’s biggest insurer by market value, climbed 1.6 percent after saying nine-month sales rose 6 percent. Burberry (BRBY) Group Plc rose 0.6 percent after reporting first-half earnings.

Hot Rising Companies To Own In Right Now: Micrel Incorporated(MCRL)

Micrel Incorporated, doing business as Micrel Semiconductor, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets high-performance analog power, mixed-signal, and digital integrated circuits (ICs) primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. It offers power management products, including cloud, single-board, and enterprise servers; network switches and routers; storage area networks; and wireless base stations for the networking and communications infrastructure markets. The company also provides power management standard products for industrial, consumer, defense, and automotive electronics markets. In addition, it manufactures custom analog and mixed-signal circuits; and provides wafer foundry services for the customers who produce electronic systems for communications, consumer, and military applications. Further, the company offers general linear parts; power analog circuits; high speed physical media devices and interface ICs; and Ethernet products, which comprise physical l ayer transceivers, media access controllers, switches, and system-on-chip devices. Additionally, it provides radio frequency (RF) data communications products, including QwikRadio family of RF receivers and transmitters, which include garage door openers, lighting and fan controls, automotive keyless entry, and remote controls; and RadioWire transceivers for applications, such as remote metering, security systems, and factory automation. The company?s products address a range of end markets, including cellular handsets, portable computing, enterprise and home networking, wide area and metropolitan area networks, digital televisions, and industrial equipment. Micrel Incorporated sells its products through a network of independent sales representatives, independent distributors, and stocking representative firms, as well as through a direct sales staff. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in San Jose, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Evan Niu, CFA]

    What: Shares of Micrel (NASDAQ: MCRL  ) jumped temporarily this morning, up by as much as 10% before giving back nearly all of those gains, following first-quarter earnings.

  • [By gurujx]

    Micrel (MCRL): CFO/VP Finance/HR Ray Wallin Sold 59,701 Shares

    CFO/VP Finance/HR of Micrel, Inc. (MCRL) Ray Wallin sold 59,701 shares during the past week at an average price of $9.56.

Hot Rising Companies To Own In Right Now: Clarke(t)

T.Clarke plc, a building services contractor, provides electrical and mechanical installation services and supplies associated equipment. The company offers information communications technology (ICT) services in the areas of structured cabling and connectivity, network infrastructure and security, networked energy management, data centre infrastructure, and managed and support services; facilities management services, such as preventative, reactive, and planned maintenance solutions; and green technologies services, which comprise photovoltaics, rainwater harvesting, biomass boilers, ground source heating, air source heating, wind turbines, lighting, and carbon reduction audit services. It also provides massive reading station redevelopment, cross rail, border rail link, and underground power upgrade services for the rail sector; lifecycle building services combining mechanical and electrical works with ICT for utilities and technologies sectors; lifecycle services for ho tel and residential sectors, which include electrical, ICT, and mechanical systems design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance; and mechanical and electrical contracting services for education, healthcare, government/local authority, retail and leisure, stadiums, transport, towers, media, and residential sectors. In addition, the company manufactures and prefabricates elements of an installation, as well as engineering components. T.Clarke plc was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Patricio Kehoe] ons in Connecticut in December 2013.

    A Better Outlook

    Frontier is the leading phone company in most of the areas it serves, providing a broader reach than its competitors. Moreover, its superior scale and capabilities represent a competitive advantage in relation to business customers, which require a greater network and have less tolerance for disruption.

    In addition, the firm has undertaken several initiatives in order to boost revenues. It recently introduced a stand-alone Internet service and it has been making consistent investments in its networks in order to improve data speeds. Further, it has launched aggressive promotions to compete with its cable rivals over market share.

    Not Enough

    Although these efforts have given positive results, reducing customer losses and growing revenue per customer, the firm still operates at a disadvantage in relation to wireless and cable companies . Firms such as Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) and Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR) have built superior platforms for Internet access, thus offering better data speeds as well as a full complement of services.

    Furthermore, results from the Verizon acquisition have been quite poor over the last years since the areas it covers had been neglected by the former operator, causing market share to decline.

    All in all, the growth achieved in customer Internet access and data service has translated into better revenue performance. However, this improvement is not strong enough to offset the persistent high-single-digit decline in phone revenue.

    Dividend and the AT&T Acquisition

    In 2012, Frontier reduced its dividend to 40 cents from 75 cents a share the prior year. While this is still an attractive yield, the decline has been a concern for Wall Street analysts.

    Along these lines, last December the firm decided to acquire AT&T’s landline telephone, broadband and TV operations in Connecticut f

  • [By Live investor]

    The third largest U.S. carrier Sprint (S) is desperate to get a bigger share of the wireless market. Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son, who decided to enter the U.S. wireless market last year by acquiring majority stake in Sprint, is building various strategies to uproot the tyranny of Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T). The Kansas player is assisting rural carriers by offering them access to the company’s spectrum, while they improve their own network. What’s the purpose? What’s it that Sprint’s expecting to gain through this move? Let’s try and unearth…

  • [By Victor Selva] rint Nextel Corporation (S) and Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ). Moreover, it leases access to its distributed antenna systems for the transmission of wireless signals related to the transmission of voice, video and data.

    Long Lasting Upsides with Low Risk

    Crown Castle has many advantages running to its favor, which have carved the company a narrow economic moat. For one, it boasts great visibility stemming from the fact that its long term contracts have enabled the firm to have more than 97% of its coming year’s revenue projections already assured.

    Secondly, high switching costs make it unlikely for carriers to switch towers, since the costs of such a move would by far exceed the savings from changing to another operator. In addition, zoning regulations hinder carriers to do so. Third, its economies of scale allow the company great cost advantages that result in massive operating leverage.

    And lastly, there is the upside of the network effect. Since each tower covers a specific area, multiple carriers will be willing to have presence in the same towers, given this is directly connected to their ability to compete over market share in the areas covered by each site.

    Creating Shareholder Value

    In early January 2014, Crown Castle began operating as a real estate investment trust. Upon the announcement of this decision, chief executive Ben Moreland stated that this conversion should “lower our weighed average cost of capital and provide additional opportunities for creating long-term shareholder value.” In fact, REITs have to pay 90% of its taxable income to shareholders in the form of dividends every year.

    A Solid Growth Projection

    Immense growth in mobile Internet traffic compels carriers to improve their coverage and network quality in order to achieve a better transmission. Hence, carriers need more tower space. Consequently, increasing occupancy of space at the existing towers has become the company’

  • [By Jeff Reeves]

    Domestic telecom stocks like AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) are old fallbacks among dividend investors thanks to hefty yields above 5%.  

    But if you’re looking for an alternative to these players, consider China telecom giant China Mobile (CHL) which has a respectable 5.1% yield itself. Unlike entrenched U.S. companies with little room for revenue growth, CHL just reported double-digit sales growth in 2013.

Hot Rising Companies To Own In Right Now: Indochine Mining Ltd (IDC)

Indochine Mining Limited is an Australia-based company developing and discovering gold and silver projects. The Company’s flagship asset is the Mt Kare gold-silver project in the highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Mt Kare gold-silver project is held through its wholly owned PNG subsidiary, Summit Development Limited. The deposit lies 15 kilometers from the giant Porgera gold mine, which contains approximately 30 million ounces of gold. The Company holds two packages of exploration leases in Cambodia with potential for the discovery of gold and copper deposits. The Company’s projects in Cambodia include Kratie and Ratanakiri. Its subsidiaries include Indochine Resources Limited, Indochine Resources (Cambodia) Limited, Asia Pacific Gold & Copper Company Limited, Asia Pacific Gold & Copper (Cambodia) Limited, Aries Mining Limited, Summit Development Ltd and Positive Developments Limited. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Bill Smith]

    FDS operates in a highly competitive industry, some with more resources. Their competitors include:
    Thomson Reuters Corp. (TRI)BloombergInteractive (IDC)MSCI Inc. (MXB)Morningstar Inc. (MORN)Track Data Corp. (TRAC)Edgar Online (EDGR)McGraw-Hill (MHP )

Hot Rising Companies To Own In Right Now: Systemax Inc.(SYX)

Systemax Inc. operates as a direct marketer of brand name and private label products. The company operates in two segments, Technology Products and Industrial Products. The Technology Products segment sells computers, computer supplies, and consumer electronics in North America and Europe. This segment offers individual technology products in categories, including computers; computer parts; television and video; audio; cameras and surveillance; car and GPS; cell phones; software; video games and toys; home and office; and other products. The Industrial Products segment sells various industrial products and supplies in North America. This segment provides products in categories, such as material handling; storage and shelving; workbench and shop desks; packaging and supplying; furniture and office; foodservice and appliances; janitorial and maintenance; tools and instruments; fasteners and hardware; motors and power transmission; HVAC/R and fans; electrical and bulbs; plumb ing supplies; and safety and medical items. The company offers its products through its relationship marketers, catalog mailings, and Internet Websites. It serves individual consumers; and business customers comprising for-profit businesses, educational organizations, and government entities. Its portfolio of catalogs comprises various brand names, such as TigerDirect.com, Global Computer Supplies, TigerDirect.ca, Misco, Global Industrial, Nexel, and Inmac WStore. As of December 31, 2011, the company operated 42 retail stores in North America; and 7 distribution centers in Europe. Systemax Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Port Washington, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rich Duprey]

    Loyalty and marketing specialist Alliance Data Systems (NYSE: ADS  ) grabbed a tiger by the tail with a multiyear agreement to provide private label credit card services to Systemax (NYSE: SYX  ) subsidiary TigerDirect.

  • [By Seth Jayson]

    Calling all cash flows
    When you are trying to buy the market’s best stocks, it’s worth checking up on your companies’ free cash flow once a quarter or so, to see whether it bears any relationship to the net income in the headlines. That’s what we do with this series. Today, we’re checking in on Systemax (NYSE: SYX  ) , whose recent revenue and earnings are plotted below.

Hot Rising Companies To Own In Right Now: Transmontaigne Partners L.P. (TLP)

TransMontaigne Partners L.P. operates as a terminaling and transportation company. It provides integrated terminaling, storage, transportation, and related services for customers engaged in the distribution and marketing of light refined petroleum products, heavy refined petroleum products, crude oil, chemicals, fertilizers, and other liquid products. The company operates along the Gulf Coast, in the Midwest, in Brownsville, Texas, along the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, and in the southeastern United States. As of December 31, 2010, it operated 7 refined product terminals in Florida with an aggregate storage capacity of approximately 7.1 million barrels; a 67-mile interstate refined products pipeline between Missouri and Arkansas and 3 refined product terminals with approximately 0.6 million barrels of aggregate active storage capacity; 2 refined product terminals located in Mt. Vernon, Missouri, as well as Rogers, Arkansas with an aggregate active storage capacity of appr oximately 407,000 barrels; and 1 refined product terminal in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with an aggregate active storage capacity of approximately 158,000 barrels. The company also operated 1 refined product terminal in Brownsville, Texas with an aggregate active storage capacity of approximately 2.2 million barrels; 1 refined product terminal located in Matamoros, Mexico with an aggregate active LPG storage capacity of approximately 7,000 barrels; a pipeline from Brownsville facilities to its terminal in Matamoros, Mexico; 12 refined product terminals along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers with an aggregate active storage capacity of approximately 2.5 million barrels, as well as a dock facility; and 22 refined product terminals along the Colonial and Plantation pipelines with an aggregate active storage capacity of approximately 9.3 million barrels. TransMontaigne GP L.L.C. serves as the general partner of the company. TransMontaigne Partners L.P. was founded in 2005 and is ba s ed in Denver, Colorado.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Seth Jayson]

    Transmontaigne Partners (NYSE: TLP  ) is expected to report Q2 earnings around July 16. Here’s what Wall Street wants to see:

    The 10-second takeaway
    Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Transmontaigne Partners’s revenues will increase 5.5% and EPS will compress -23.9%.

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    TransMontaigne Partners (NYSE: TLP  ) is about to ship a bigger load of dividend to its unit holders. The company has declared a new distribution of $0.65 per unit, to be dispensed on Aug. 8 to holders of record as of July 31.That amount is $0.01, or 1.6%, higher than the company’s previous payout of $0.64. It had distributed this amount in each of the preceding four quarters.

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    TransMontaigne Partners (NYSE: TLP  ) is drilling into the market to raise in the neighborhood of $60 million. The company has floated 1.45 million of its common units in an underwritten public offering priced at $43.32 per unit. The company’s underwriters have also been granted a 30-day purchase option for up to an additional 217,500 units.

Hot Rising Companies To Own In Right Now: AU Optronics Corp (AUO)

AU Optronics Corp. engages in the design, development, manufacture, assembly, and marketing of thin film transistor liquid crystal displays and other flat panel displays. The company operates in two segments, Display and Solar. It offers a range of display panels for use in mobile PCs, such as notebooks and tablets; desktop monitors; consumer electronics products consisting of mobile phones, digital still cameras, portable navigation displays, digital camcorders, automobile displays, amusement and printer displays, and portable gaming consoles; and LCD televisions. The company sells its panels to original equipment manufacturing service providers who manufacture products on a contract basis for brand companies; and to brand companies on a direct shipment basis. It also manufactures upstream and midstream products, such as polysilicons, ingots, wafers, and solar cells; designs, develops, and manufactures solar photovoltaic (PV) modules; produces solar PV systems; and provid es various value-added services for solar PV systems projects. AU Optronics Corp. operates in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Acer Display Technology, Inc. and changed its name to AU Optronics Corp. in May 2001. AU Optronics Corp. was founded in 1996 and is based in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    AU Optronics (NYSE: AUO) shares reached a new 52-week low of $3.06. AU Optronics’ PEG ratio is 2.34.

    CBL & Associates Properties (NYSE: CBL) shares fell 5.20% to reach a new 52-week low of $18.43 after the company reported Q3 results.

  • [By Seth Jayson]

    Basic guidelines
    In this series, I examine inventory using a simple rule of thumb: Inventory increases ought to roughly parallel revenue increases. If inventory bloats more quickly than sales grow, this might be a sign that expected sales haven’t materialized. Is the current inventory situation at AU Optronics (NYSE: AUO  ) out of line? To figure that out, start by comparing the company’s inventory growth to sales growth. How is AU Optronics doing by this quick checkup? At first glance, pretty well. Trailing-12-month revenue increased 6.5%, and inventory decreased 13.1%. Comparing the latest quarter to the prior-year quarter, the story looks decent. Revenue increased 14.9%, and inventory contracted 13.1%. Over the sequential quarterly period, the trend looks worrisome. Revenue dropped 7.7%, and inventory grew 7.7%.

Hot Rising Companies To Own In Right Now: Arlington Asset Investment Corp (AI)

Arlington Asset Investment Corp. is a principal investment firm that acquires mortgage-related and other assets. The Company acquires residential mortgage-backed securities (MBS), either issued by United States government agencies or guaranteed as to principal and interest by United States government agencies or United States government-sponsored entities (agency-backed MBS). It also acquires MBS issued by private organizations (private-label MBS). It manages a portfolio of mortgage holdings with the goal of obtaining a high risk-adjusted return on capital. The Company acquires direct interests in residential MBS guaranteed as to principal and interest by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.

The Company focuses on acquiring Fannie Mae MBS and Freddie Mac MBS. It also acquires and holds non-agency private-label MBS. Private-label MBS are MBS that are not issued by the United States Government agency or a United States Government-sponsored entity, such as Fannie Mae or Fr eddie Mac, and that are generally backed by a pool of single-family residential mortgage loans. Certificates are issued by originators of, investors in, and other owners of residential mortgage loans, including savings and loan associations, savings banks, commercial banks, mortgage banks, investment banks and special purpose conduit subsidiaries of these institutions. The Company focuses on acquiring Residential Prime Senior MBS, Residential Non-Prime Senior MBS, Residential Subordinate MBS and Residential Re-REMIC Support MBS.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ning Jia]

    Reuters Description: Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (Advance), incorporated on August 1, 2001, is a specialty retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance items primarily operating within the United States. The Company operates in two segments: Advance Auto Parts (AAP), and Autopart International (AI). The AAP segment is comprised of its store operations, which operate under the trade names Advance Auto Parts and Advance Discount Auto Parts.The AI segment consists of the operations of Autopart International, Inc. which operates under the Autopart International trade name. The Company’s stores carry a product line for cars, vans, sport utility vehicles and light trucks.The Company serves both do-it-yourself (DIY), and do-it-for-me (Commercial), customers. Its Commercial customers consist primarily of delivery customers for whom the Company delivers product from its store locations to it Commercial customers’ places of business, including in dependent garages, service stations and auto dealers. On December 31, 2012, the Company acquired B.W.P. Distributors, Inc.

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    Arlington Asset Investment (NYSE: AI  ) continues to distribute some of its take in the form of shareholder payouts. The company has declared a dividend for its Q2 of $0.875 per share. This will be paid on July 31 to shareholders of record as of June 28. That amount matches each of the firm’s preceding quarterly distributions stretching back to mid-2011. Prior to that, it handed out $0.75 per share.

  • [By Alyssa Oursler]

    Arlington Asset Investment Corp. (AI) is an investment firm that acquires mortgage-related and other assets — and that rewards investors with a juicy dividend.