MEMC (NYSE: SUNE ) isn’t MEMC anymore.
Late last week, MEMC Electronic Materials confirmed that it will officially change its name to SunEdison today and adopt the “SUNE” ticker symbol for itself. Stockholder support for the change was said to be “overwhelming.”
On Monday, the change did in fact take effect, with the result that most financial news websites now produce a null response to searches for the old “WFR” ticker. Conversely, the “SUNE” ticker is now active — but mostly devoid of useful information while we wait for the data providers get their ducks lined up in a row.
Company President and CEO Ahmad Chatila thinks the data update will be worth the wait: “We strongly believe the SunEdison name provides us with broader marketplace appeal and scalability that will help us grow the company and build long term brand equity as we look toward the next chapter.”
Meanwhile, for those who could find it, the new ticker glowed green in Monday trading, rising 3.5% to close at $8.35.
Hot Up And Coming Stocks To Watch For 2015: Prana Biotechnology Ltd (PRAN)
Prana Biotechnology Limited engages in the research and development of therapeutic drugs for the treatment of neurological disorders in Australia. The company primarily focuses on the Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and Huntingtons diseases, as well as various cancer, age-related macular degeneration and cataract, Motor Neuron, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob diseases. Its development stage product line comprises PBT2, a Phase IIb clinical trial product for the treatment of Alzheimers disease; and PBT2, a Phase IIa clinical trial product for the treatment of Huntingtons disease. The company was formerly known as Prana Corporation Ltd. and changed its name to Prana Biotechnology Limited in January 2000. Prana Biotechnology Limited was founded in 1997 and is based in Parkville, Australia.
- [By Roberto Pedone]
Another under-$10 biotechnology player that’s starting to trend within range of triggering a major breakout trade is Prana Biotechnology (PRAN), which researches and develops therapeutic drugs for the treatment of neurological disorders in Australia. This stock has been crushed by the bears so far in 2014, with shares off huge by 69%.
If you look at the chart for Prana Biotechnology, you’ll notice that this stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at $1.90 to $2 a share right above its 50-day moving average of $1.84 a share. Shares of PRAN have been consolidating and moving sideways above its 50-day for the last few weeks. This stock is now starting to spike higher today right above those near-term support levels, and it’s quickly pushing within range of triggering a major breakout trade above some key overhead resistance levels.
Market players should now look for long-biased trades in PRAN if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance levels at $2.22 to $2.35 a share and then above some past overhead resistance at $2.47 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 1.98 million shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then PRAN will set up to re-test or possibly take out its gap-down-day high from April at $3.24 a share. Any high-volume move above that level will then give PRAN a chance to re-fill some of its previous gap-down-day zone that started at $10.30 a share.
Traders can look to buy PRAN off weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits just below its 50-day moving average of $1.84 a share. One can also buy PRAN off strength once it starts to move above those breakout levels with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.
- [By James Brumley]
SGNT stock is also valued at a palatable trailing P/E of 19.8, and has logged six straight quarterly earnings beats, making it one of the best cheap stocks in the pharmaceutical industry.
Prana Biotechnology (PRAN)
It’s a slippery slope when you start placing bets based on a company with no marketable product, and a lead candidate that’s only in Phase 2 trials. But, Prana Biotechnology (PRAN) may be one of those cheap stocks within the drugmaking world that’s worth the risk.
Hot Up And Coming Stocks To Watch For 2015: LivePerson Inc.(LPSN)
LivePerson, Inc. provides online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. The company facilitates real-time online interactions, such as chat, voice/click-to-call, email, and self-service/knowledgebase for corporations of various sizes; and connects businesses and independent service providers with individual consumers seeking help on its hosted software platform. Its products and services comprise LP Chat that creates real-time connections for businesses to connect with consumers through Websites, social media, and mobile devices; LP Voice, which provides customers a connection between a Website and the voice channel to engage prospects and consumers online; and LivePerson Expert Platform, a marketplace platform that allows users to chat live with independent experts in various categories. The company?s products and services also include LP Marketer that o ffers a real-time data-driven targeting solution that delivers personalized digital user experiences; and LP Insights, which provide customers with a text analytics tool that enables them to data mine for ?Voice of the Customer? and ?Voice of the Agent? content. In addition, it offers provides professional services and value-added business consulting services. The company sells its products through direct and indirect sales channels to small and mid-sized businesses, Internet businesses, online merchants, universities, libraries, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations, as well as to financial, retail, telecommunications, technology, and travel/hospitality industries. LivePerson, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
- [By Garrett Cook]
Shares of LivePerson (NASDAQ: LPSN) got a boost, shooting up 19.98 percent to $12.19 after the company reported upbeat quarterly results and issued a strong revenue forecast.
- [By John Udovich]
Small cap cloud contact software provider Five9 Inc (NASDAQ: FIVN) saw a small pop when it debuted in an IPO last Friday but its now trended back down to its debut price, meaning its worth taking a closer look at the stock along with some potential peers or benchmarks like Incontact Inc (NASDAQ: SAAS), eGain Corp (NASDAQ: EGAN) and LivePerson, Inc (NASDAQ: LPSN).
- [By Ben Eisen]
LivePerson Inc. (LPSN) shares climbed 16.9% in premarket trade after the company reported third-quarter earnings late Wednesday.
- [By Brendan Byrnes]
The following video excerpt was taken from an interview with Robert LoCascio, founder and CEO of LivePerson (NASDAQ: LPSN ) , as he talks about what was behind the company’s incredible success story. In this segment, he discusses how his company survived the bursting of the dot-com bubble burst.
Hot Up And Coming Stocks To Watch For 2015: Fresh Start Private Management Inc (CEYY)
Fresh Start Private Management, Inc. (FSPM), incorporated on January 28, 2008, is an alcohol treatment and rehabilitation company. The Company has developed a patented treatment that delivers target therapeutic levels of Naltrexone that significantly reduce patients’ cravings for alcohol.
The program is administered on an outpatient basis with patients need not missing more than a day of work and can receive treatment without co-workers or even family members being aware. The Company operates in the Unites States.
- [By Peter Graham]
Small cap stocks Fresh Start Private Management Inc (OTCMKTS: CEYY), 7 Star Entertainment Inc (OTCMKTS: SAEE) and Refill Energy, Inc (OTCMKTS: REFG) have been getting some attention lately in various investment newsletters thanks to paid promotions. Of course, there is nothing wrong with a properly disclosed promotional or investor relations campaign, but unwary investors or traders could find themselves in trouble if they are not careful. So do these three small caps have what it takes to remain hot? Here is a quick reality check before you invest or trade:
Fresh Start Private Management Inc (OTCMKTS: CEYY)is Expecting “Exponential Revenue Growth”
Small cap Fresh Start Private Management is an alcohol treatment and rehabilitation company on the leading edge of alcohol addiction treatment. On Friday, Start Private Management rose 13.99% to $0.044 for a market cap of $5.19 million plus CEYY is down 92.7% since last March according to Google Finance.
Hot Up And Coming Stocks To Watch For 2015: Triple-S Management Corporation (GTS)
Triple-S Management Corporation, through its subsidiaries, offers a portfolio of managed care and related products in the commercial and Medicare markets in Puerto Rico. The company operates in three segments: Managed Care, Life Insurance, and Property and Casualty Insurance. It provides managed care products, including health maintenance organization plans; preferred provider organization plans; Medicare Supplement products; Medicare Advantage products; Medicaid plans; and Medicare Part D, a prescription drug plan; and claims processing and other administrative services. The company offers its managed care products to employers, professional and trade associations, individuals, and government entities. It also provides various life, accident, disability, and health and annuity insurance products to individuals; and property and casualty insurance products, which include commercial multi-peril, commercial property mono-line, auto physical damage, auto liability, and dwelli ng policies to commercial customers. The company markets its products through a network of internal sales force, direct mail, independent brokers and agents, telemarketing staff, and the Internet. Triple-S Management Corporation was incorporated in 1997 and is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- [By Brian Pacampara]
What: Shares of Puerto Rican managed-care company Triple-S Management (NYSE: GTS ) popped 11% today after its quarterly results topped Wall Street expectations.
Hot Up And Coming Stocks To Watch For 2015: Fair Isaac Corp (FICO)
Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO), incorporated on May 15, 1987, provides products and services that enable businesses to automate, improve and connect decisions to enhance business performance. The Company operates in three segments: Applications, which include pre-configured Decision Management applications designed for a specific type of business problem or process; Scores, which includes the Company’s business-to-business scoring solutions and services, its myFICO solutions for consumers, and associated professional services, and Tools segment, which include software tools that clients can use to create their own custom Decision Management applications, as well as associated professional services. In May 2012, the Company acquired Entiera Inc. In September 2012, it acquired Adeptra Ltd. On April 1, 2013, FICO acquired Infoglide Software Corp.
The Company develops industry-tailored Decision Management applications, categorized as Appli cations, which apply analytics, data management and Decision Management software to specific business challenges and processes. These include credit offer prescreening, insurance claims management and others. The Company’s Applications primarily serve clients in the banking, insurance, healthcare, and retail sectors. The chief offerings for marketing are the Company’s FICO Analytic Offer Manager and FICO Customer Dialogue Manager. These solutions offer a suite of products, capabilities and services designed to integrate the technology and analytic services needed to perform context-sensitive customer acquisition, cross-selling and retention programs and deliver mathematically optimized offers.
The Company provides solutions that enable banks, credit unions, finance companies, installment lenders and other companies to automates and improve the processing of requests for credit or service. The Company provides customer management solutions for banking, where it