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The Paradise Papers leak this past Sunday wasn’t shocking.

If anything, the varied revelations about what celebrities and corporations use offshore tax shelters only further justify the general public’s long-standing suspicion that the rich and powerful cheat on their taxes.

Surprise!

It’s also safe to assume that this latest detailed batch of leaks won’t be enough to warrant actual change from the governing powers that be.

What Are the “Paradise Papers”?

The “Paradise Papers” are leaked records taken from Bermuda law firm Appleby, which specializes in hooking up the wealthy with tax shelters. Originally published on Sunday by German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, the records revealed a web of investments and schemes that make it easier to hoard cash without paying taxes.

Those implicated include the lead fundraiser for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin, and the Queen of England. The leak also showed how corporations like Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) and Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) take advantage of offshore tax havens.

Best Canadian Stocks To Buy For 2019: Black Stone Minerals, L.P.(BSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bitsum (CURRENCY:BSM) traded 14.1% higher against the U.S. dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 9:00 AM ET on August 25th. Bitsum has a total market capitalization of $203,304.00 and $61,158.00 worth of Bitsum was traded on exchanges in the last day. During the last seven days, Bitsum has traded 7.4% higher against the U.S. dollar. One Bitsum coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0002 or 0.00000003 BTC on exchanges including Stocks.Exchange and TradeOgre.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Black Stone Minerals LP (NYSE:BSM) by 75.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 70,000 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock after buying an additional 30,000 shares during the quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Black Stone Minerals were worth $1,294,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Best Canadian Stocks To Buy For 2019: Eros International PLC(EROS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eros International plc (NYSE:EROS)’s share price was up 6.8% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $14.50 and last traded at $14.10. Approximately 936,285 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 135% from the average daily volume of 397,949 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.20.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The secret to becoming a millionaire, of course, is getting out in front of a major investment trend before it becomes mainstream. In 2017, it was Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. But this year, it’s a taboo investment that is creating millionaires all across North America. Tap into the “green rush,” and prepare to become a “Marijuana millionaire.” Learn how to get started right here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    U.S. President Donald Trump is facing criticism after threatening to ramp up taxes on Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG). The iconic motorcycle producer said it will move parts of its production overseas in order to avoid tariffs from the European Union. Trump threatened to increase taxes on the firm. “Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion. Taxes just a Harley excuse – be patient!” Earlier this month, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) launched a $7.5 billion takeover of the web-based hosting service GitHub. The acquisition, orchestrated by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, brought out critics who claim that GitHub lacks any real profit potential for Microsoft stock. Here’s why those critics are wrong… and why MSFT is a buy. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has reversed its policy on cryptocurrency ads. The social media giant says that it will permit marketing from “pre-approved advisers.” According to TechCrunch, the company will still ban ads pushing binary options and initial coin offerings. The report goes on to explain that cryptocurrency scams cost customers more than $500 million in just January and February 2018 alone.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: ORCL, FB, GOOGL, BA
    Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) were largely flat despite a strong earnings report after the bell yesterday. The cloud computing giant reported EPS of $0.99

Best Canadian Stocks To Buy For 2019: PICO Holdings Inc.(PICO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PICO (NASDAQ: PICO) and Urban Edge Properties (NYSE:UE) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pico (NASDAQ: PICO) and Ellington Financial (NYSE:EFC) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Land Securities Group (OTCMKTS: LSGOF) and Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pico (NASDAQ:PICO) was upgraded by equities research analysts at TheStreet from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report released on Friday.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019

Century Casinos (NASDAQ: CNTY) is one of 31 public companies in the “Hotels & motels” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Century Casinos to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, profitability and dividends.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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77.0% of Century Casinos shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.9% of shares of all “Hotels & motels” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.5% of Century Casinos shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.0% of shares of all “Hotels & motels” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Tandy Leather Factory, Inc.(TLF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Tandy Leather Factory (NASDAQ:TLF) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Tandy Leather Factory earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the textile maker an impact score of 48.0642054684382 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Tandy Leather Factory (NASDAQ: TLF) and Vera Bradley (NASDAQ:VRA) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Transportadora De Gas Sa Ord B(TGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TransCanada (NYSE: TRP) and Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE:TGS) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Freestone Capital Holdings LLC increased its stake in Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA (NYSE:TGS) by 56.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 177,803 shares of the energy company’s stock after purchasing an additional 64,160 shares during the quarter. Freestone Capital Holdings LLC owned approximately 0.11% of Transportadora de Gas del Sur worth $3,617,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Rich Smith]

    Grupo Supervielle SA (NYSE:SUPV), Grupo Financiero Galicia (NASDAQ:GGAL), BBVA Banco Frances S.A. (NYSE:BFR), Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA (NYSE:TGS), and Banco Macro SA (NYSE:BMA) — that’s a mouthful of words to identify just five companies from Argentina, but they’re all part of a big story coming out of that country today. At one point or another, these five stocks were up 10% or more this morning.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE:TGS) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Transportadora de Gas del Sur earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.2643511773395 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Targa Resources (NYSE:TRGP) and Transportadora de Gas del Sur SA ADR Class B (NYSE:TGS) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Aceto Corporation(ACET)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Aceto (NASDAQ: ACET) and PetIQ (NASDAQ:PETQ) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    The Top Stock Market Stories for Friday
    The big news this morning is the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s charges of fraud against Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk. The government agency said that Musk issued “false and misleading” statements and failed to use the correct channels to notify regulators of important company events. In this instance, the suit is tied to Musk’s August tweet that said that he was considering taking his firm private and that he had secured funding for such a deal. Shares were off more than 14% in pre-market hours, and the sell-off could pick up when the markets open. Should Musk be found guilty on these charges, the SEC could bar him from servicing as an officer or director of a publicly traded organization. Housing stocks continue to face pressure as mortgage rates sit at a seven-and-a-half-year high. Following the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates on Wednesday, mortgage rates pushed higher and added new challenges to an industry that has been sputtering in recent months. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate averaged 4.72% this week, up from 4.65% last week. That is the highest level for mortgage rates since April 2011.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: BBBY, AMZN, AAPL
    Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) plunged 21% after the company reported a huge blow to its financial margins during its earnings report. Shares fell to a near-all-time low after the firm missed second-quarter guidance and continues to struggle to complete against Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) on price and discounts. After the report, investment firm Wedbush cut its price target on BBBY from $18 to $15. Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) were on the move after

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    Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) is generating headlines today at its annual press conference in Cupertino, California. Analysts expect that the firm will unveil its latest iteration of iPhones and a new version of the Apple Watch. The event will be livestreamed at 1 p.m. EST. Shares of SnapChat (NYSE: SNAP) were off more than 5.4% this morning after an analyst at Jeffries downgraded the company’s stock price target from $14 to $11 per share. The analyst said that he was discouraged by the company’s user growth trends. Investment research firm BTIG also downgraded the stock to a “Sell” rating. Shares of WellCare Plans (NYSE: WCG) will be active today as it joins the S&P 500 for the first time. The managed-care provider will replace XL Group Ltd. (NYSE: XL), which was recently purchased by French insurance agency AXA SA. Look for earnings reports from Tailored Brands (Nasdaq: TLRD), Oxford Industries (NYSE: OXM), and Aceto Corporation (Nasdaq: ACET).

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Shareholders It Filed a Complaint to Recover Losses Suffered by Aceto Corporation Investors and Set a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of June 25, 2018 – ACET (finance.yahoo.com) Every raises $600,000 to build banking platform for online businesses (betakit.com) DEADLINE REMINDER ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Aceto Corporation and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 … (businesswire.com) DEADLINE REMINDER ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit Against Aceto Corporation and Encourages Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm (finance.yahoo.com) Aceto (ACET) & Trxade Group (TRXD) Head to Head Review (americanbankingnews.com)

    ACET stock traded down $0.26 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $3.72. 922,400 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 675,603. Aceto has a 1-year low of $2.22 and a 1-year high of $17.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $112.07 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.13 and a beta of 1.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 1.12 and a quick ratio of 0.80.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media coverage about Aceto (NASDAQ:ACET) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aceto earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1928346720394 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CATB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Press coverage about Catabasis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CATB) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Catabasis Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 47.6345851568851 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CATB) traded down 7.2% during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $0.63 and last traded at $0.64. 738,517 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 6% from the average session volume of 787,009 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.69.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Catabasis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CATB) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Catabasis Pharmaceuticals earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the biotechnology company an impact score of 44.9364257314523 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Rent-A-Center Inc.(RCII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of rent-to-own retailer Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) soared on Monday after the company agreed to be acquired for $15 per share. This comes less than a week after Rent-A-Center received a lower buyout offer following the completion of its strategic review. The stock was up about 22.2% at 11:30 a.m. EDT.

  • [By Timothy Green]

    Shares of Rent-A-Center Inc. (NASDAQ:RCII) surged on Tuesday after Vintage Capital Management increased its offer to acquire the company. Rent-A-Center disclosed on Monday that it had received an offer from one of the companies involved in its strategic review process soon after that process was ended. Rent-A-Center stock was up about 15% at 12:35 p.m. EDT.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Tuesday.

    A number of other research firms have also issued reports on RCII. TheStreet upgraded shares of Rent-A-Center from a d+ rating to a c- rating in a research note on Monday, July 9th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Rent-A-Center from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Rent-A-Center from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $17.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, July 4th. Janney Montgomery Scott lowered shares of Rent-A-Center from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Monday, June 18th. Finally, Northcoast Research lowered shares of Rent-A-Center from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Rent-A-Center presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $11.00.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII) gapped down before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $9.36, but opened at $9.43. Rent-A-Center shares last traded at $9.54, with a volume of 375675 shares changing hands.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Monday was a weak day for the stock market, with most major benchmarks losing ground. Further concerns about the potential for a deepening divide between the U.S. and China weighed on sentiment, and some also fear that steadily rising interest rates could eventually put pressure on stocks. Yet some companies still had good news that sent their individual shares higher. Rent-A-Center (NASDAQ:RCII), PTC Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTCT), and Dropbox (NASDAQ:DBX) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Rent-A-Center Inc (NASDAQ:RCII) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eight ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and six have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $8.75.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company(HMHC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and two have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $10.14.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $10.14.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co (NASDAQ:HMHC) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $9.92.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: UMH Properties Inc.(UMH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    WINTON GROUP Ltd bought a new stake in UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH (NYSE:UMH) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 86,705 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,163,000. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned about 0.24% of UMH PROPERTIES/SH SH as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the real estate shares surged 0.56 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Armada Hoffler Properties, Inc. (NYSE: AHH), up 3 percent, and UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE: UMH) up 3 percent.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Ocean Power Technologies Inc.(OPTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Ocean Power Technologies (NASDAQ:OPTT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ocean Power Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 43.6315011267629 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Ocean Power Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:OPTT) traded down 5.3% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $0.30 and last traded at $0.30. 818,065 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 192% from the average session volume of 280,461 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.32.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Eco-Stim Energy Solutions, Inc.(ESES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Press coverage about Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Eco-Stim Energy Solutions earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.1001025646776 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Hurricane Energy (OTCMKTS: HRCXF) and Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Watch For 2019: Eros International PLC(EROS)

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    Eros International (NYSE:EROS) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 27, 2018 8:30 a.m. ET

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  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    The secret to becoming a millionaire, of course, is getting out in front of a major investment trend before it becomes mainstream. In 2017, it was Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. But this year, it’s a taboo investment that is creating millionaires all across North America. Tap into the “green rush,” and prepare to become a “Marijuana millionaire.” Learn how to get started right here.

    The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
    U.S. President Donald Trump is facing criticism after threatening to ramp up taxes on Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG). The iconic motorcycle producer said it will move parts of its production overseas in order to avoid tariffs from the European Union. Trump threatened to increase taxes on the firm. “Surprised that Harley-Davidson, of all companies, would be the first to wave the White Flag,” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “I fought hard for them and ultimately they will not pay tariffs selling into the E.U., which has hurt us badly on trade, down $151 Billion. Taxes just a Harley excuse – be patient!” Earlier this month, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) launched a $7.5 billion takeover of the web-based hosting service GitHub. The acquisition, orchestrated by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, brought out critics who claim that GitHub lacks any real profit potential for Microsoft stock. Here’s why those critics are wrong… and why MSFT is a buy. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has reversed its policy on cryptocurrency ads. The social media giant says that it will permit marketing from “pre-approved advisers.” According to TechCrunch, the company will still ban ads pushing binary options and initial coin offerings. The report goes on to explain that cryptocurrency scams cost customers more than $500 million in just January and February 2018 alone.
    Four Stocks to Watch Today: ORCL, FB, GOOGL, BA
    Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) were largely flat despite a strong earnings report after the bell yesterday. The cloud computing giant reported EPS of $0.99

  • [By Harsh Chauhan]

    And the company finally seems to be getting its act together in India; it was earlier criticized for offering a very shallow content library at premium prices when compared to rivals. But cracking the Indian market will be easier said than done for Netflix, as one of India’s biggest production houses — Eros International (NYSE:EROS) — has now decided to join the video-streaming party.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eros International plc (NYSE:EROS)’s share price was up 6.8% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $14.50 and last traded at $14.10. Approximately 936,285 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 135% from the average daily volume of 397,949 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.20.

Eros International: An Undervalued Stock Primed For Growth

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Eros International (NYSE:EROS) is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, which co-produces, acquires and distributes Indian language films in multiple formats worldwide. Founded in 1977 by Arjun Lulla, Eros built its reputation for making high-quality content for past 40 years. EROS generates its revenue through its multi-platform business model that comprises Theatrical, Television Syndication, and Digital channels. In this article, I will present my case of why EROS is an undervalued at the current price.

Strong Film business

EROS has long-standing relationships with leading Bollywood directors and actors, allowing them to produce high-quality content seamlessly. Indian media industry is a close-knit group (not unlike Indian family culture) where it is difficult for a newcomer to create movies with leading actors, compared to companies like EROS with deep relationships. Being in the industry for 40 years, EROS has helped in identifying and launching the careers of several stars which will in turn help EROS grow.

Source: Eros Deutsche Bank Conference Slides

EROS movie business is robust with a strong films slate that generates revenue as shown below.

Source: Created by the author using data from Eros annual reports

The above chart demonstrates that EROS has strong revenue generation ability through its business. In November 2016, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi announced demonetization that hurt business due to a cash crunch among consumers. EROS took a hit in revenues due to reduced film slate that had an impact in 2017 revenues. However, it seemed to recover well and soon resumed its growth fueled by a low budget/high quality film slate and EROS Now earnings. The demonetization effect on Indian business is real, and you can read more about it here.

The last seven quarters of EROS revenue and adj. EBITDA, despite demonetization in Q4 2016, shows the strength of their business.

Source: Created by the author using data from quarterly filings

Rapidly Growing Indian Entertainment Industry

Indian entertainment industry grew 11.6% between 2011 and 2016, is projected to grow at 13.9% to reach $62B valuation by 2025. EROS is well positioned with their experience and technology in a fast-growing industry that will help in doubling the revenue in five years. Operating in a market that has a population of 1.3 billion that spends more time and money on entertainment due to ever-increasing earning power provides an excellent opportunity for EROS. A research article from Mckinsey identifies the Indian middle class as the next big spenders who will help Eros’ cause.

EROS exploiting Huge China Opportunity for Indian Films

The Chinese movie market is estimated to be around $9B in 2017 and expected to grow at a healthy 13% in 2018, already surpassing North American box office collection. Followed by the success of Indian superstar Aamir Khan who starred in Dangal ($190+M) and Secret Super Star ($100+M) in China, Bajrangi Bhaijan from EROS crossed a whopping $45M in the box office. EROS realized the potential of the Chinese market three years ago and started taking steps to expand their distribution and production in China. In Q1 2016, CEO Jyoti Deshpande said the following about their expansion to an international market:

Thirdly, we will target new markets such as China, Japan, South Korea, South America, through co-productions and other collaborations, not only to tap into the box office potential and the television licensing market, but also to create consumer demand for a curated version ErosNow by partnering with local synergy partners.

EROS already has two scripts approved for production in China with a Chinese partner. During the Q4 2017 conference call, Jyoti said:

The good news is that for the two projects that we have going the Indo-China co-productions we have got interest from some really compelling cast to be part of those films. So, it will be fiscal 2019, but it will be meaningful.

During the same call, EROS group CFO Prem Parameshwaran added the following that explains EROS understand the Chinese film market and being proactive in making sure they capture a good market share of Bollywood films in China:

You see in the Indo-China co-production the major hurdle is that script has to be approved by [indiscernible] which is the ministry in China. We have got both scripts approved. That is the first step that can take one or two years sometimes to get the approval of the script.

So we have got the scripts approved. We have got the director on board, we have got the Indian start-ups on board now. We have a Chinese co-production and we have the options of the big start-ups in China. So therefore we have already gone into preproduction which should be done. So in fiscal 2019 you will see an upside on that.

So far, I have talked about why EROS has a strong business in filmmaking and distribution that positions it to thrive for years to come. Now I will go through one of the most significant opportunities for EROS, that it is well positioned to capitalize on digitalization of Indian media market.

EROS Now: India’s leading OTT entertainment platform

Eros Now is a leading on-demand South Asian entertainment network accessible anytime, anywhere, on most Internet-connected screens including mobile, web, and TV. Eros Now boasts enormous OTT library by a platform that has 1,000 Indian films, of which Eros owns the rights of 5,000 movies in perpetuity. Through its own production house and collaboration with others, EROS can add around 45-65 films every year, which will further strengthen their media library.

Eros produces original content

Following the footsteps of Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), EROS also understands the importance of creating original content for their OTT library and plans to invest more than $50M in originals for EROS Now. As per the Q1 2018 earnings call:

For the full fiscal year 2018, we are maintaining our guidance on content spend of $200 million to $225 million, which we feel will be more adequate to continue to invest in our future slate and fund Eros Now growth. Around 70% of that spend will be for the core film business and about 30% for Eros Now, including catalog and other originals.

Source: Eros Deutsche Bank Conference Slides

Eros has already shown rapid subscription growth

Eros Now did a soft launch in 2012 with 1,000 movies, over 6,500 music videos, over 6,000 TV episodes available and over 80,000 audio tracks. As of now, Eros Now has full content library owned by EROS and kept adding new movies and original content. Such extensive library has helped Eros Now grew their paying subscribers and registered subscribers to reach their guidance without any hassle. On May 9, 2018, EROS announced that it has 7.9M paying subscribers and has reached over 100M registered users.

The following chart shows the growth of paying subscribers and registered users for past eight quarters:

Source: Created by the author using data from EROS earnings transcripts

Strong growth in Eros Now helped EROS to expand the EBITDA expansion that hit an all-time high of 36% in Q3 2018. Meeting Eros Now projections as forecast, management has shown their excellence in understanding the opportunity presents in Indian digital media business. As of now, EROS reiterates its guidance to double-paying subscribers to 16M by the end of FY 2019. Increasing internet and smartphone penetration will help EROS reach its subscription goals.

Indian OTT entertainment space competition

Any market that has a massive opportunity for growth will have multiple players trying to exploit market share. Indian OTT entertainment industry is ripe for inflection point due to increase in earnings power and digitization of India. Amazon Prime (AMZN), Netflix, and Hotstar are among the few significant players EROS that has to deal with, from a competition perspective.

EROS understand the Indian market very well and has two-tier subscription model combined with free subscription. Eros Now offers competitive basic subscription costs around 75垄 per month compared to Netflix’s $7.50, HotStar’s $3.50, only to be beaten by Amazon’s 65垄 a month. To put it into perspective, an average movie ticket in India costs from somewhere between $1 and $5 in India depending on the quality of theater. Being able to provide high-quality movies and original content to Indian homes, Eros Now will have a great deal of stickiness from their paying subscribers due to the value it offers.

EROS also outpaces its competition by the sheer volume of their movie library, as shown below.

Source: Eros plc Deutsche Bank Conference Slides

Eros Now partners with major companies

EROS partners with major Indian telecom companies such as Reliance Jio, Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD), Airtel and Idea that constitutes around 85% of wireless subscribers in India. Partnering with telecom companies will help EROS penetrate a large number of mobile users under these networks and entice them with free content to earn more subscribers.

EROS is available on Roku TV (ROKU), LG, Amazon Channels, Samsung (KRX: 005930), Apple TV (AAPL), and Android and iOS platforms.

Trading at a competitive valuation

EROS trades at competitive valuation compared to its peers. Even though Netflix and Amazon are giants, EROS is well positioned to take a significant market share in Indian OTT entertainment industry. Combined with strong film slate business that has a spectacular track record of making high grossing movies in India, I believe EROS is worth a look.

Source: Created by the author using data from Eros plc Citi 2008 Conference Slides

EROS has 64M outstanding shares and trading around $11.4. Combined with net debt of $150M reported last quarter, EROS has an enterprise value of under $1B. EROS should be worth at least $15 in a year with an upside potential of 30% or more if management continues to execute the promises.

Scope to use Artificial Intelligence

EROS management is highly capable and has valuable experience and deep roots in Indian entertainment industry. Mr. Kishore Lulla, current CEO of EROS, proved to be a visionary in establishing Eros Now leveraging their rich media library. If there is one thing that I have not seen EROS management talking about in their conference calls, it is using AI to power their business.

With over 100M registered users in Eros Now platform, they can collect a vast amount of user watching history and identify the type of content that is popular and use that information to direct the investments in their new movies and original content for Eros Now.

Some well-known risks

EROS has a complex dual share structure that gives the majority of voting rights to management. Such rights will allow the management to take decisions without requiring any quorum from common shareholders. However, the fact that management own 43.4% of the company, I believe they will work for the benefit of the company.

High receivables have been brought into question by some authors. EROS has addressed this in their prior conference calls. Also, it is not abnormal for companies in India movie industry to have higher receivables due to the nature of collecting revenues from distributors and other entities after the release of a movie.

Lastly, Eros’ stock price may be volatile due to low float and short attacks. I would use covered calls to reduce my cost basis.

Conclusion

I believe EROS offers a unique opportunity for investors to take advantage of fast growing Indian media industry powered by digitalization. I started buying EROS at $9.5 in December 2017 when I realized Eros Now is growing better than expected. I used covered calls to reduce my cost basis. At this price, I would initiate a one-third position at the current stock price and adjust my position based on upcoming quarters with more information.

Mukesh Ambani agrees with me

In February 2018, Reliance owner Mukesh Ambani, the 19th richest man in the world and second richest in Asia, acquired a 5% stake in EROS for the price of $15$ a share, which represents an 18% premium to the stock price. EROS also announced a joint venture with Reliance industries for $150M to produce and acquire movies with 50-50 partnership. This will help EROS double the content with the same invest that will also derisk some of their investments and help grow their OTT media library faster than before. After this investment, Ms. Jyoti Desphande stepped down from EROS and started a new role at Reliance as President of Media and Entertainment business. Mr. Kishore Lulla succeeded as CEO of EROS after Jyoti’s departure. Being one of the well-known and highly respected companies, Reliance would have done their due diligence and their investment in EROS strengthens my thesis.

Interested readers can listen to EROS CFO Mr. Prem Parameswaran in an interview about future prospects here.

Disclosure: I am/we are long EROS.

I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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