Top 10 Cheapest Companies To Invest In 2015

Advertising for private funds and unregistered securities got off to a quiet start Monday, but market participants already are enjoying the latitude they now have to pitch their funds.

A new Securities and Exchange Commission rule lifts a ban on advertising private-placement investments to the general public. As in the past, shares of these investments can be sold only to investors who meet certain income and asset thresholds, but now they can be pitched in the press, the Internet — even on TV.

The new marketing environment allows Broadstone Real Estate LLC to be more aggressive in finding new investors for the two private real estate investment trusts it sponsors. It’s not limited only to the people who approach it directly.

Top 10 Cheapest Companies To Invest In 2015: Western Refining Logistics LP (WNRL)

Western Refining Logistics, LP, incorporated on July 17, 2013, owns, operates, develops, and acquires terminals, storage tanks, pipelines, and other logistics assets. As of December 31, 2012, the Company’s assets includes pipeline and gathering assets and terminalling, transportation, and storage assets in the Southwestern portion of the United States, which included approximately 300 miles of pipelines and approximately 7.9 million barrels of active storage capacity, as well as other assets. The Company’s assets are integral to the operations of Western’s refineries located in El Paso, Texas, and near Gallup, New Mexico.

As of December 31, 2012, the Company owns and operates two refineries, in El Paso, Texas and Gallup, New Mexico, with a total crude oil throughput capacity of 153,000 barrels per day (bpd). The Company does not take ownership of the hydrocarbons or products (other than certain additives) that it handles or engages in the trading of any co mmodities.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Robert Rapier]

    Western Refining Logistics (NYSE: WNRL) debuted on Oct. 10. The partnership was formed by Western Refining (NYSE: WNR) to own, operate, develop and acquire terminals, storage tanks, pipelines, and other logistics assets. WNRL’s assets include 300 miles of crude oil pipelines, gathering systems, and 566,000 barrels of crude oil storage located primarily in the Permian Basin. Most of its revenue is expected to be derived from two 10-year, fee-based agreements with Western Refining.

  • [By Aimee Duffy]

    It;s been a very robust year for master limited partnership IPOs to say the least. On Thursday, Western Refining (NYSE: WNR  ) successfully spun off its midstream logistics MLP, Western Refining Logistics (NYSE: WNRL  ) . The partnership became the 14th MLP to make its debut this year.

Top 10 Cheapest Companies To Invest In 2015: Cavium Networks Inc.(CAVM)

Cavium, Inc. designs, develops, and markets semiconductor processors for intelligent and secure networks. Its semiconductor products enable customers to develop networking, wireless, storage, and electronic equipment that are application-aware and content-aware, and process voice, video, and data traffic. The company?s products also include a suite of embedded security protocols, which enable unified threat management (UTM), secure connectivity, network perimeter protection, deep packet inspection, network virtualization, broadband gateways, third generation/fourth generation (3G/4G) wireless infrastructure, storage systems, wireless high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cable replacement, and embedded video applications. Its products are used in networking equipment, such as routers, switches, content-aware switches, UTM and other security appliances, application-aware gateways, voice/video/data gateways, wireless local area network, 3G/4G Wimax/Long Term Evolution access, aggregation and gateway devices, storage networking equipment, servers and intelligent network interface cards, Internet protocol surveillance systems, digital video recorders, wireless HDMI cable replacement systems, and video conferencing systems; and connected home and office equipment, such as print servers, wireless routers, and broadband gateways. In addition, the company offers embedded Linux operating system, related development tools, support, and professional services. It sells its products directly or through contract manufacturing organizations and distributors to the providers of networking, wireless, storage, and consumer electronic equipment; and to original design manufacturers and contract electronics manufacturers primarily in the United States, China, Taiwan, Japan, and Malaysia. The company was formerly known as Cavium Networks, Inc. and changed its name to Cavium, Inc. in June 2011. Cavium, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in San Jo se, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Cavium Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) generates 18% of their revenue from their association with Cisco. While the company had solid earnings and beat analysts estimates, the coming quarters could prove more difficult. The Thomson/First Call price target is $39.50.

Top 10 Cheapest Companies To Invest In 2015: Symmetricom Inc.(SYMM)

Symmetricom, Inc. provides timekeeping technologies, instruments, and solutions worldwide. Its Communications business unit provides timing technologies and services for communications infrastructure. The Communications business unit products comprise primary reference sources; edge clocks and distribution products for synchronization outside the network core; building integrated timing supply and sync supply unit for the central office; the PackeTime product suite; data over cable service interface specifications timing interface systems; network management and monitoring software; and embedded hardware and software solutions for integration with various elements of the communications ecosystem, such as silicon, routers, switches, microwave backhaul, and base stations. The company?s Government business unit offers time technology products for aerospace/defense, IT infrastructure, power infrastructure, and science and metrology applications. The Government business unit p roduct portfolio comprises timescale clock sources; network time servers; network time displays; time code generators; bus level timing cards; primary reference standards, such as rubidium and cesium oscillator standards; high stability masers; chip-scale atomic clocks; ruggedized crystal oscillators; and custom time and frequency systems. It offers timekeeping in GPS satellites, national time references, and national power grids, as well as in critical military and civilian networks, which enable data, voice, mobile, and video networks and services. The company sells its products through distributors, systems integrators, and manufacturer sales representatives. It serves various markets, including communications service providers; network equipment manufacturers; silicon suppliers; aerospace/defense; power utility infrastructure; IT infrastructure; underwater exploration and navigation; and science and metrology. The company was founded in 1956 and is headquartered in San J ose, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lauren Pollock]

    Microsemi Corp.(MSCC) agreed to pay almost $298 million to acquire Symmetricom Inc.(SYMM), a deal that will expand the power-management supplier’s exposure into the aerospace and defense industries while also immediately adding to earnings. Shares in Symmetricom soared.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    San Jose, Calif.-based Symmetricom (NASDAQ: SYMM  ) has a new chief executive officer.

    On Tuesday, the “precise time” computer announced a series of changes in upper management. Current CEO David G. Cote is leaving the company “to pursue other interests” and has been replaced by new CEO Elizabeth A. Fetter, a current board member. Details on Fetter’s compensation have yet to be filed with the SEC.

Top 10 Cheapest Companies To Invest In 2015: Regis Corporation(RGS)

Regis Corporation owns, operates, and franchises hairstyling and hair care salons in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Puerto Rico, and internationally. It offers haircutting and styling, including shampooing and conditioning; hair coloring; and waving to men, women, and children. The company also owns and operates hair restoration centers, which provide hair systems, hair transplants, and hair therapy services, as well as hair care products. Its salons operate primarily under the Regis Salons, MasterCuts, SmartStyle, Supercuts, Cost Cutters, Sassoon, Promenade salons, Hair Masters, First Choice Haircutters, Magicuts, and Hair Club trade names in regional shopping malls, strip centers, lifestyle centers, Wal-Mart supercenters, department stores, mass merchants, and high-street locations. As of June 30, 2011, the company owned, franchised, or held ownership interests in approximately 12,700 locations. Regis Corporation was founded in 1922 and is headquartered i n Edina, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Regis (NYSE: RGS) shares tumbled 9.13 percent to $12.20 after the company reported downbeat Q2 results.

    Idenix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IDIX) was down, falling 9.45 percent to $6.61 after JMP Securities downgraded the stock from Market Perform to Market Underperform.

  • [By Amal Singh]

    Some companies in the beauty and personal care segment have one important characteristic — a recession-proof nature, which is a result of everyone’s desire to look beautiful and young. This brings us to Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (NASDAQ: ULTA  ) and Sally Beauty Holdings (NYSE: SBH  ) . Both have performed quite well over the last few years, as shown in the chart below, even during the recession (the gray area being the recession period). Their performance stands in stark contrast to that of Regis (NYSE: RGS  ) , which has seen its top line drop continuously after peaking in 2008.

  • [By Lauren Pollock]

    Regis Corp.(RGS), the parent of haircut chains such as Supercuts, named Gap Inc.(GPS) (GPS) executive Jim Lain as chief operating officer, effective Nov. 11.

Top 10 Cheapest Companies To Invest In 2015: Tandem Diabetes Care Inc (TNDM)

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc., incorporated on July 1, 2008, is a medical device company with an approach to the design, development and commercialization of products for people with insulin-dependent diabetes. The Company designed and commercialized its flagship product, the t:slim Insulin Delivery System, or t:slim, based on its technology platform and consumer-focused approach. Its technology platform features Micro-Delivery Technology, a miniaturized pumping mechanism, which draws insulin from a flexible bag within the pump’s cartridge rather than relying on a syringe and plunger mechanism. The Company also applies the science of human factors to its design and development process, which seeks to optimize its devices to the intended users, allowing users to successfully operate the devices in their intended environment.

The Company developed t:slim to offer the specific features that people with insulin-dependent diabetes seek in a next-generation insulin p ump. The Company designed it to have the look and feel of a modern consumer electronic device, such as a smartphone. It is the insulin pump to feature a high resolution, color touchscreen. It is also the slimmest and smallest durable insulin pump on the market, and can easily and discreetly fit into a pocket, while still carrying a cartridge with 300 units of insulin.

The Company designed its flagship product, t:slim, to have the look and feel of a modern consumer electronic device, such as a smartphone. t:slim is the slimmest and smallest durable insulin pump on the market. With its narrow profile, which is similar to many smartphones, t:slim can easily and discreetly fit into a pocket. Its technology platform allows for the use of a vivid touchscreen and easy-to-navigate software architecture, which provide users simple access to the key functions of t:slim directly from the Home Screen. Insulin pump users can quickly learn how to efficiently navigate t:slim