A late rally led U.S. stocks to edge into the green at Thursdays closing bell, with the S&P 500 closing above 2,100 for the first time since April.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose almost 49 points, or 0.27% to close the day at 17.838.56.
The S&P 500, meanwhile, gained 5.93 points, or 0.28% to end at 2105.26. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 19 points, or 0.4% to 4,971.36.
Energy stocks in the S&P 500 slipped 0.5%, after OPEC broke off its meeting without striking a deal on oil production.
U.S. crude rose 0.3% to settle at $49.17 a barrel. Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) fell 4%
Health-care stocks gained the most in the S&P 500, rising 1.1%, according to The Wall Street Journal. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) climbed 1.5% on news that it would acquire hair-care company Vogue International. Also, Aetna (AET) and Humana (HUM) gained 4.1% and 5.6% respectively after Aetna filed documents for a bond offering to fund its acquisition of Humana.
Top 10 Airline Stocks For 2017: Constellation Brands Inc(STZ)
Constellation Brands, Inc., incorporated on December 4, 1972, is an international beverage alcohol company. The Company is a producer and marketer of beer and wine the United States and Canada. The Company’s segments include Beer, Wine and Spirits, and Corporate Operations and Other. The Company’s wine portfolio is complemented by select spirits brands and other select beverage alcohol products. It is a multi-category supplier (beer, wine and spirits) of beverage alcohol in the United States.
The Company owns principal facilities, including the Nava Brewery in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico; the glass production plant in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico; wineries in California, which include the Woodbridge Winery in Acampo and the Mission Bell winery in Madera; the Canandaigua winery in Canandaigua, New York, and the distillery in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. It operates over four facilities in the San Diego, California area that produce its Ballast Point brand, including Miram ar, which serves as the primary production site for the brand. In the United States, the Company operates over 20 wineries using varieties of grapes grown in the Napa, Sonoma, Monterey and San Joaquin regions of California. It also operates approximately eight wineries in Canada, over four wineries in New Zealand and approximately five wineries in Italy. The Company’s Canadian whisky requirements are produced and aged at its Canadian distillery in Lethbridge, Alberta.
The Company sells a number of brands in the import and craft beer categories. Within the imported beer category, the Company has rights to import, market and sell its Mexican Beer Brands in over 50 states of the United States, which include Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Pacifico, Negra Modelo and Victoria. It also includes Modelo Especial Chelada, which is a blend of beer with flavors of tomato, salt and lime. Its craft beer products are primarily sold under the Bal last Point brand. Ballast Point produces over 40 different s! tyles of beer.
Wine and Spirits
The Company is a producer and marketer of wine. It sells a number of wine brands across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine and dessert wine, and across all price points, such as popular, premium and luxury categories. The Company owns, leases or has interests in approximately 13,300 acres of vineyards in California (the United States), over 5,800 acres of vineyards in New Zealand, approximately 1,700 acres of vineyards in Canada and over 900 acres of vineyards in Italy.
The Company’s wine produced in the United States is primarily marketed domestically and in Canada. Wine produced in Canada is primarily marketed domestically. Wine produced in New Zealand and Italy is primarily marketed in the United States and Canada. In addition, the Company exports its wine products to other major world markets. Some of its wine and spirits brands sold in the United States include Arbor Mist, Black Box, Blackstone, Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan Estate, Inniskillin, Kim Crawford, Mark West, Mount Veeder, Nobilo, Ravenswood, Rex Goliath, Robert Mondavi, Ruffino, Simi, Toasted Head, Wild Horse, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky and SVEDKA Vodka. In its spirits business, SVEDKA Vodka is imported from Sweden and is the imported vodka brand in the United States.
The Company competes with Anheuser-Busch InBev, MillerCoors, Heineken, Pabst Brewing Company, The Boston Beer Company, E&J Gallo Winery, The Wine Group, Trinchero Family Estates, Treasury Wine Estates, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, Jackson Family Wines, Andrew Peller, Kruger Wines and Spirits, Diageo, Beam Suntory, Brown-Forman, Sazerac Company and Pernod Ricard.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $1.81 billion. ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion. Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.49 per share on revenue of $751.52 million. Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $2.95 billion. McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $1.06 billion. Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share. Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCHN) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.18 per share on revenue of $356.41 million. Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $49.89 million. Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.99 per share on revenue of $148.43 million.
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- [By Teresa Rivas]
A better than expected first quarter is fueling gains forConstellation Brands (STZ) on Thursday.
The spirits maker said it earned $1.54 a share on revenue that climbed 14.8% to $.187 billion. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.52 a share on revenue of $1.83 billion. Constellation also reaffirmed its full year guidance for earnings per share between $6.05 and $6.35, compared to the $6.27 consensus estimate.
Wells Fargos Bonnie Herzog reiterated an Outperform rating on the stock following the report:
Strong pricing growth and mix benefits drove 54bps gross margin and 72bps in operating margin expansion in beer resulting in a record 35.6% beer op margin.Wineshipment volumes were up a solid 4.5% with net pricing of 3.7%, both above our expectations. Mix benefits helped drive a solid 164bps of wine & spirits operating margin expansion.Overall we are encouraged by STZ’s results in both segments, as they reflect the benefits of its strategic investments and strong execution.As planned, STZ completed the next phase of its Nava brewery expansion to provide 20M hl of capacity. Outlook Maintained:Despite the earnings beat, and impressive EPS growth,STZ maintained its guidance for FY17, which we continue to believe remains very conservative, given it implies only 8.1% – 15.3% EPS growth on average for the remaining 3 quarters of the year.Bottom Line: We continue to think STZ has excellent momentum and are encouraged by this quarter’s impressiv e results. While we were somewhat disappointed that management did not raise guidance, we believe underlying trends should support strong results above the current outlook.The stock’s reaction to STZ’s earnings beat could be tempered by guidance being maintained.
The shares are up 2.4% to $163.14 in recent trading.
Top 10 Airline Stocks For 2017: Concho Resources Inc.(CXO)
Concho Resources Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the Unites States. The companys principal operating areas are located in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, its total estimated proved reserves were 623.5 million barrel of oil equivalent. Concho Resources Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Lear also sees strong “upside potential” forConcho Resources (CXO), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) and Newfield Exploration (NFX) as well performance improves in the Permian/STACK, and also writes positively on Devon Energy (DVN).
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Our peer group is up an average of 46% over the past 4 weeks in response to a 30% rebound in the 12-month strip NYMEX oil price. Some of the largest gainers include Hold and Sell rated stocks that we would not chase such asDenbury Resources (Sell, +138%), Halcon Resources (HK) (Sell, +147%), Jones Energy (JONE) (Hold, +166%), Rex Energy (REXX) (Sell, +60%), Sanchez Energy (SN) (Hold, +93%), Ultra Petroleum (UPL) (Sell, +61%), andWhiting Petroleum (Hold, +103%), which have outperformed the E&P Index (+32%) over the same time period. Balance sheets and/or well level returns remain challenged for these companies despite improved oil prices. While we believe oil markets should re-balance over the next 12 to 15 months, the recent recovery to $40 could reverse during 2Q16 as bloated inventories continue to rise, new volumes from Iran pressure an oversupplied market, and a highly anticipated decline in non-OPEC supply (especially in the U.S.), is not as steep as expected. The risk of an oil price retracement, which would significantly pressure the recent out-performers, outweighs the upside in these stocks, in our view. However, we are raising our target prices on Buy ratedAnadarko Petroleum ($54 from $48), Concho Resources (CXO) ($120 from $109), Matador Resources (MTDR) ($22 from $21),Noble Energy (NBL) ($40 from $34), SM Energy (SM) ($22 from $15), Rice Energy ($14 from $12), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) ($155 from $135),Continental Resources ($32 from $28), and Parsley Energy (PE) ($24 from $23). We believe our Buy-rated stocks are better positioned to weather challenging oil markets.
Top 10 Cheapest Stocks To Own For 2017: ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc.(ARR)
ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. invests in residential mortgage backed securities in the United States. The company is managed by ARMOUR Capital Management LP. Its securities portfolio primarily consists of agency securities backed by fixed rate, hybrid adjustable rate, and adjustable rate home loans, as well as unsecured notes and bonds issued by the government-sponsored entities and the United States treasuries; and money market instruments. The company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust under the Internal Revenue Code. As a result, it would not be subject to corporate income tax on that portion of its net income that is distributed to shareholders. ARMOUR Residential REIT, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Vero Beach, Florida.
- [By Amanda Alix]
This development will likely give battered mREITs like Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY ) , Armour Residential (NYSE: ARR ) , and American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC ) a huge boost as investors begin to feel less panic regarding a tapering of the current QE3 program. Markets have responded to the Summers announcement by soaring skyward, apparently feeling relief and confidence about the fate of the taper.
Top 10 Airline Stocks For 2017: Gladstone Land Corporation(LAND)
Gladstone Land Corporation, an externally-managed agricultural real estate investment trust, owns and leases farmland for independent and corporate farming operations in the United States. It owns 46 farms covering an area of 23,000 acres in 7 states across the United States. The company also leases a parcel on its property to an oil company. Gladstone Land Corporation was founded in 1997 and is based in McLean, Virginia.
- [By Cameron Swinehart]
Gladstone Land Corp (LAND) –
A U.S. based farmland investment company that currently offers a plus 9% annual distribution. It owns and leases farmland in Florida, California, Michigan and Oregon with appraised land value of $79 million. The distribution is paid monthly which should attract income investors.
Top 10 Airline Stocks For 2017: ConAgra Foods, Inc.(CAG)
ConAgra Foods, Inc., incorporated on December 5, 1975, operates as a packaged food company. The Company operates through two segments: Consumer Foods and Commercial Foods. The Company sells branded, private branded and customized food products, as well as commercially branded foods and ingredients. It also supplies frozen potato and sweet potato products, as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a range of restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. Its brands include Marie Callender’s, Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, Hebrew National, Orville Redenbacher’s, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, PAM, Snack Pack, Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters and Hunt’s. The Company sells its products in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores.
The Company’s Consumer Foods segment includes branded food sold in various retail channels primarily in North America. Its food products are sold in a range of categories (meals, entrees, condiments, sides, snacks and desserts) in various retail channels across frozen, refrigerated and shelf-stable temperature classes. Its brands include ACT II, Banquet, Blue Bonnet, Chef Boyardee, DAVID, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt’s, Marie Callender’s, Orville Redenbacher’s, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack, Swiss Miss, Van Camp’s and Wesson. The Company under the Consumer Foods segment has operations in Chicago, Illinois, and Omaha, Nebraska. It also operates Canada, China, Columbia, Mexico and Panama.
As of July 15, 2016, the Company had 27 domestic manufacturing facilities located in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin. It also has international manufacturing facilities in Argentina, Canada, Italy and Mexico, and interests in ownership of international manufacturing facilities in India, Mexico and the Philippines.
The Company’s Commercial Foods segment includes commercially branded and private label food and ingredients, which are sold to commercial, foodservice, restaurant, food manufacturing and industrial customers. The segment’s primary food items include frozen potato and sweet potato items, as well as a range of vegetable, spice and frozen bakery goods, which are sold under brands, such as Lamb Weston and Spicetec Flavors & Seasonings. The Company under the Commercial Foods segment has operations in Omaha, Nebraska; Eagle, Idaho; North Liberty, Iowa, and Tri-Cities, Washington. It also operates in China, Japan, the Netherlands and Singapore.
As of July 15, 2016, the Company had 19 domestic manufacturing facilities located in Idaho, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee and Washington. It also has international manufacturing facilities in Canada and China; interests in ownership of domestic manufacturing facilities located in Minnesota and Washington, and interests in ownership of international manufacturing facilities located in Austria, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
- [By Michael Flannelly]
JP Morgan analysts believe that consensus earnings estimates on ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG) have downside risk. As such, the analysts downgraded the packaged food manufacturer on Tuesday.
The analysts downgraded CAG from “Overweight” to “Neutral” and see shares reaching $33. This price target suggests a slight upside to the stock’s Monday closing price of $32.09.
ConAgra shares were down 20 cents, or 0.69%, during early morning trading on Tuesday. The stock is up 8.27% year-to-date.
- [By Monica Gerson]
ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $2.86 billion.
PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $775.12 million.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:
Wall Street expects ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG) to report its quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion. ConAgra shares rose 0.17 percent to $47.68 in after-hours trading. Analysts expect Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) to report its quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $1.81 billion. Darden Restaurants shares gained 0.44 percent to $66.25 in after-hours trading. Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter on Wednesday. Progress Software shares surged 6.19 percent to $26.75 in the after-hours trading session.
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- [By Monica Gerson]
Analysts are expecting ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG) to have earned $0.59 per share on revenue of $2.86 billion in the latest quarter. ConAgra shares rose 0.73 percent to close at $45.42 yesterday.
Top 10 Airline Stocks For 2017: EP Energy Corporation(EPE)
EP Energy Corporation (EP Energy), incorporated on August 8, 2013, is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and development of unconventional onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The Company operates through a diverse base of producing assets and are focused on creating value through the development of its drilling inventory located in four areas: the Eagle Ford Shale (South Texas), the Wolfcamp Shale (Permian Basin in West Texas), the Altamont Field in the Uinta Basin (Northeastern Utah) and the Haynesville Shale (North Louisiana). In its operating areas, it has identified approximately 5,710 drilling locations (including over 860 drilling locations to which it has attributed proved undeveloped reserves).
The Company has proved reserves of approximately 546.0 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe) and it has an average net daily production of over 109,680 barrel of oil equivalen t per day (Boe/d). Approximately 240 MMBoe of its total proved reserves are proved developed producing assets, which generates an average production of over 109.7 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBoe/d) from approximately 1,600 wells. The Company has approximately 300 MMBbls of proved oil reserves, over 90 MMBbls of proved natural gas liquids (NGLs) reserves and approximately 940 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of proved natural gas reserves.
Eagle Ford Shale
The Eagle Ford Shale, located in South Texas, is an unconventional oil plays in the United States. The Eagle Ford formation in La Salle county has approximately 120 feet of net thickness (over 160 feet gross). The Company has approximately 94,150 net (over 88,890 gross) acres in the Eagle Ford, in which it has identified over 970 drilling locations. The Company has approximately 570 net producing wells (over 560 net operated wells) and running one rig in this program. EP Energy’s average ne t daily production is approximately 58,190 Boe/d.
The Wolfcamp Shale is located in the Permian Basin. The Wolfcamp A, B and C zones combine for over 750 feet of net (approximately 1,000 feet of gross) thickness. The Company has approximately 178,110 net (over 178,280 gross) acres in the Wolfcamp, in which it has identified approximately 3,260 drilling locations in the Wolfcamp A, B and C zones. EP Energy has approximately 240 net operated producing wells. Its average net daily production is over 19,850 Boe/d.
The Altamont field is located in the Uinta Basin in northeastern Utah. The Company’s operations are focused on developing the Altamont Field Complex (consisting of the Altamont, Bluebell and Cedar Rim fields). It owns approximately 180,940 net (over 323,210 gross) acres in Duchesne and Uinta Counties. The Altamont Field Complex has a gross pay interval thickness of over 4,300 feet. Its commingled production is from over 1,500 feet of net stimulated rock. The Company’s activity is focused on the development of its vertical inventory on approximately 80-acre and 160-acre spacing. The Company has identified approximately 1,280 drilling locations. EP Energy has approximately 390 net producing wells (over 380 net operated wells). The Company’s average net daily production is approximately 17,140 Boe/d.
The Company holds natural gas assets in the Haynesville Shale, located in East Texas and Northern Louisiana. The Company’s operations are concentrated primarily in Desoto Parish, Louisiana in the Holly Field. It has approximately 34,170 net (over 52,930 gross) acres in this area. EP Energy has identified over 190 drilling locations. The Company’s average net daily production is approximately 90 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d).
- [By Andrew Efimoff]
WTI crude oil plunged 3.11 percent on Friday to $48.99 a barrel. Below are the biggest energy losers for the day:
California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC): -19.22% Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ: BOOM): -12.39% Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE: CWEI): -11.45% Dynergy (NYSE: DYN): -11.91% EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE): -11.20% Mexco Energy (NYSE: MXC) -10.90% Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) -10.79% Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) -10.79% SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) -10.38% Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RGSE) -10.34%
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Top 10 Airline Stocks For 2017: Lam Research Corporation(LRCX)
Lam Research Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, refurbishes, and services semiconductor processing systems used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It provides thin film deposition products, including SABRE electrochemical deposition products for copper damascene manufacturing; ALTUS systems to deposit conformal atomic layer films for tungsten metallization applications; VECTOR plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition and atomic layer deposition systems to deposit oxides, nitrides, carbides, multiple patterning films, anti-reflective layers, multi-layer stack films, and diffusion barriers; SPEED high-density plasma-chemical vapor deposition products for applications in shallow trench isolation, pre-metal dielectrics, inter-layer dielectrics, inter-metal dielectrics, and passivation layers; and SOLA ultraviolet thermal processing products for the treatment of back-end-of-line low-k dielectric films and front-en d-of-line silicon nitride strained films. The company also offers plasma etch products, such as Kiyo products that provide solutions for conductor etch applications; Flex products, which offer technologies and application-focused capabilities for dielectric etch applications; and Syndion products that provide solutions to address various through-silicon via etch applications. In addition, it provides single-wafer clean products, including EOS, Da Vinci, DV-Prime, and SP series products for wet etch and clean applications in wafer-level packaging , including silicon substrate thinning, wafer stress relief, underbump metallization etch, and photoresist removal; and Coronus plasma-based bevel clean products to enhance die yield by removing particles, residues, and unwanted films from the wafers edge, as well as legacy products. The company offers its products in the United States, Europe, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, China, and Southeast Asia. Lam Research Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Adding to that angst this morning is bad news on the corporate side. Apparently Twitter (TWTR) is not as popular as the markets thought it was, and in the beloved semiconductor capital equipment sector, Lam Research (LRCX) is giving up on getting U.S. regulatory approval on buying KLA-Tencor (KLAC) so its walking. And thats why SPUs are stuck. They couldnt get through 2,158 (which happens to be their fifty day moving average) and now theyre ten below that. Of course, SPUs also cant seem to get below 2,131 or so. Thats only seventeen down from here. They are stuck.
Top 10 Airline Stocks For 2017: Computer Sciences Corporation(CSC)
Computer Sciences Corporation provides information technology (IT) and professional services and solutions primarily in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through Global Business Services and Global Infrastructure Services segments. The Global Business Services segment provides technology solutions, including consulting, applications services, and software. This segment offers applications services that optimize and modernize clients’ business and technical environments enabling clients to capitalize on emerging services, such as cloud, mobility, and big data within new commercial models, such as the as a Service and digital economies; consulting services that help organizations innovate, transform, and create sustainable competitive advantage; and vertically-aligned software solutions and process-based intellectual property power mission-critical transaction engines in insurance, banking, hea lthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, and various other industries. The Global Infrastructure Services segment provides managed and virtual desktop solutions, unified communications and collaboration services, data center management, cyber security, and compute and managed storage solutions to commercial clients. This segment also delivers next-generation cloud offerings, including infrastructure as a service, private cloud solutions, CloudMail, and storage as a service. The company has a strategic partnership with HCL Technologies to create an applications modernization delivery network. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia.
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Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:
Top 10 Airline Stocks For 2017: Nustar Energy L.P.(NS)
NuStar Energy L.P. engages in the terminalling, storage, and transportation of petroleum products primarily in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, St. Eustatius in the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and Mexico. The company operates in three segments: Storage, Transportation, and Asphalt and Fuels Marketing. The Storage segment operates terminal and storage facilities for petroleum products, specialty chemicals, crude oil, and other liquids; and crude oil storage tanks. Its terminals also offer pilotage, tug assistance, line handling, launch, emergency response, and other ship services. The Transportation segment transports refined petroleum products, crude oil, and anhydrous ammonia. This segment operates refined product pipelines in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota; and owns anhydrous ammonia pipelines located in Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Nebraska. The Asphalt and Fuels Marketing segment refines crude oil to produce asphalt and other refined products. This segment also purchases gasoline and other refined petroleum products for resale. As of December 31, 2010, the company had 65 terminal and storage facilities providing approximately 80.4 million barrels of storage capacity; 5,605 miles of refined product pipelines with 21 associated terminals that offer storage capacity of 4.6 million barrels, as well as 2 tank farms providing storage capacity of 1.2 million barrels; 2,000 miles of anhydrous ammonia pipelines; 812 miles of crude oil pipelines with 16 associated storage tanks comprising storage capacity of 1.9 million barrels; and 2 asphalt refineries with a combined capacity of 104,000 barrels per day, as well as 2 associated terminal facilities with a combined storage capacity of 5.0 million barrels. Riverwalk Logistics, L.P. serves as the general partner of the company. NuStar Energy L.P. was founded in 1999 and is based in Sa n Antonio, Texas.
- [By Roberto Pedone]
One technology player that insiders are active in here is Jive Software (NS), which provides a social business software platform to businesses, government agencies, and other enterprises. Insiders are buying this stock into massive weakness, since shares are down sharply by 43% so far in 2014.
Jive Software has a market cap of $446 million and an enterprise value of $365 million. This stock trades at a fair valuation, with a price-to-sales of 2.68 and a price-to-book of 5.67. Its estimated growth rate for this year is 45.5%, and for next year it’s pegged at 30%. This is a cash-rich company, since the total cash position on its balance sheet is $98.18 million and its total debt is $6.60 million.
A director just bought 260,819 shares, or about $1.71 million worth of stock, at $6.53 to $6.60 per share.
From a technical perspective, JIVE is currently trending just above its 50-day moving average and below its 200-day moving average, which is neutral trendwise. This stock recently pulled back off its short-term high of $7.14 a share with heavy downside volume flows. That drop has now pushed the stock to right above its 50-day moving average at $6.10 a share.
If you’re bullish on JIVE, then I would look for long-biased trades as long as this stock is trending above its 50-day at $6.10 a share and then once it breaks out above some key near-term overhead resistance levels at $7.14 a share to its 200-day moving average of $7.43 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 557,678 shares. If that breakout triggers soon, then JIVE will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels $8.50 to $9 a share, or even $9.50 to $10 a share.
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Top 10 Airline Stocks For 2017: Twitter, Inc.(TWTR)
Twitter, Inc. operates as a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. The company offers various products and services, including Twitter that allows users to create, distribute, and discover content; and Periscope and Vine, a mobile application that enables user to broadcast and watch video live. It also provides promoted products and services, such as promoted tweets, promoted accounts, and promoted trends that enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services; and subscription access to its data feed for data partners. In addition, the company offers a set of tools, public APIs, and embeddable widgets for developers to contribute their content to its platform; syndicate and distribute Twitter content across their properties; and enhance their Websites and applications with Twitter content. Twitter, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California .
- [By Manikandan Raman]
For some investors, investing in social media can be confusing, particularly when opting between giants such as Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) and Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR).