Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Sony (SNE) are battling it out for the leading position in the next-gen console. Sony seems to have won the initial round with its PlayStation 4 (PS4) garnering better sales than Microsoft’s Xbox One.
Microsoft has a lot of ways to strengthen their Xbox One position, including price cuts and launching the console in more countries. Above all, exclusive games will help, and the launch of Titanfall could provide the much-need sales boost for the Xbox One
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The Windows software maker is betting big on the new videogame Titanfall from Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and independent developer Respawn Entertainment to drive sales of its next-gen Xbox One console and to tackle Sony’s PS4.
Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2015: The KEYW Holding Corporation(KEYW)
The KEYW Holding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides mission-critical cybersecurity and cyber superiority solutions to defense, intelligence, and national security agencies in the United States. Its solutions, services, and products support the collection, processing, analysis, and use of intelligence data and information in the domain of cyberspace. The company offers engineering services and solutions to solve discreet and complex cybersecurity, cyber superiority, and intelligence challenges; and specialized training, field support, and test and evaluation services. The KEYW Holding Corporation is also involved in collecting data and information in cyberspace encompassing the entire electromagnetic spectrum; processing data and information from cyberspace to make it accessible to a range of analytical needs and resources; analyzing data and information that is collected, processed, correlated, and made accessible to transform them into usable information for its customers. In addition, it impacts or creates integrated intelligence data and information, which is used in observing, preventing, and responding to known and emerging threat events, actions, and agents in a real time. Further, the company engages in the development, integration, deployment, and sustainment of agile airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance collection platforms to austere environments. Additionally, it develops and sells hardware products to create intelligence insight and capture information that help identify, locate, and monitor activity to its intelligence agency customers. The KEYW Holding Corporation is headquartered in Hanover, Maryland.
- [By Roberto Pedone]
KEYW Holding (KEYW), through its subsidiaries, provides mission-critical cybersecurity, cyber superiority, and geospatial intelligence solutions to the U.S. Government defense, intelligence, and national security agencies, and commercial enterprises. This stock closed up 5.5% to $10.70 in Monday’s trading session.
Monday’s Volume: 1.27 million
Three-Month Average Volume: 601,773
Volume % Change: 108%
From a technical perspective, KEYW ripped higher here right off its recent low of $9.98 with above-average volume. This stock has been downtrending badly for the last two months and change, with shares sliding lower from its high of $23.09 to its recent 52-week low of $9.98. During that downtrend, shares of KEYW have been consistently making lower highs and lower lows, which is bearish technical price action. That said, shares of KEYW are now starting to rebound off its 52-week low of $9.98 with strong upside volume flows. This move could be signaling a trend change is in the cards for KEYW in the short-term.
Traders should now look for long-biased trades in KEYW as long as it’s trending above Monday’s low of $10.31 or above its 52-week low of $9.98 and then once it sustains a move or close above Monday’s high of $11.15 to some more near-term overhead resistance at $11.50 with volume that hits near or above 601,773 shares. If that move kicks off soon, then KEYW will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $13.35 to its 200-day moving average of $14.37.
- [By Seth Jayson]
Calling all cash flows
When you are trying to buy the market’s best stocks, it’s worth checking up on your companies’ free cash flow once a quarter or so, to see whether it bears any relationship to the net income in the headlines. That’s what we do with this series. Today, we’re checking in on KEYW Holding (Nasdaq: KEYW ) , whose recent revenue and earnings are plotted below.
- [By Seth Jayson]
KEYW Holding (Nasdaq: KEYW ) reported earnings on April 30. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), KEYW Holding beat expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Stallard sees KEYW Holding (KEYW) and Textron (TXT) potentially missing earnings, while Honeywell (HON), Alliant Techsystems (ATK), Lockheed Martin (LMT), Raytheon (RTN) and Wesco Aircraft (WAIR) could beat.
Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2015: SodaStream International Ltd.(SODA)
SodaStream International Ltd. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of home beverage carbonation systems and related products. Its home beverage carbonation systems enable consumers to transform ordinary tap water into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. The company offers a range of soda makers; exchangeable carbon-dioxide (CO2) cylinders; beverage-grade CO2 refills; reusable carbonation bottles; and various flavors comprising fruit, carbonated soft drink, and enhanced flavors to add to the carbonated water. It also sells additional accessories for its products, including bottle cleaning materials and ice cube trays manufactured by third parties. The company sells its products under the SodaStream and Soda-Club brand names through approximately 50,000 retail stores in 42 countries, as well as through the Internet; and distributes its products directly in 12 countries and indirectly through local distributors in other markets. It operates in Europe , North and Central America, Israel, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and east Asia. The company was formerly known as Soda-Club Holdings Ltd. and changed its name to SodaStream International Ltd. in March 2010. SodaStream International Ltd. is headquartered in Airport City, Israel.
- [By WWW.DAILYFINANCE.COM]
Jonathan Leibson/PMC/Getty Images SodaStream (SODA) has been one of Wall Street’s bigger disappointments over the past year, but shareholders may finally be catching a break. Sources were telling several different international publications last week that the company behind the namesake carbonated beverage maker is in talks to be acquired for at least $40 a share. The buyout would come as a welcome relief for investors who have seen the stock fall from its sudsy peak of $77.80 last summer to below $30 this summer. Inventory woes and cascading margins have slammed SodaStream, and investors know that soda is no good when the fizz is gone. Bottling Up Optimism Buyout chatter heated up last week when Israeli business publication The Marker reported that a British investor was in negotiations to acquire SodaStream in an $840 million deal that would swap common stock for $40 a share in cash. It seemed like just the latest in a long line of empty acquisitive talk, but then things began heating up in the U.K. media channels. The Independent reported that beer behemoths Diageo (DEO) and SABMiller (SBMRF) are considering an offer for SodaStream. The Times apparently has another source naming private equity firm KKR as an investor willing to shell out $46 a share for SodaStream. All of these conflicting rumors would seem to be turning this buyout symphony into a cacophony, and conspiracy theorists would argue that SodaStream itself could be behind this in an effort to smoke out a potential suitor. However, you don’t often see three different international publications talking up SodaStream as a purchase. Pop a Cap Off We’ve been here before. It was originally Israel’s Calcalist reporting last summer that PepsiCo (PEP) had the hots for SodaStream. Canned and bottled soda sales have been sluggish. Moody’s Investors Service is reporting that carbonated soft drink sales declined 2.6 percent in the U.S. last year, with an even larger drop in diet sodas. Diversifying int
- [By WWW.DAILYFINANCE.COM]
www.minutemaid.com As demonstrated by its recent purchase/asset-swap deal with energy drink company Monster Beverage (MNST), Coca-Cola (KO) is more than just a slinger of soda. The company draws billions of dollars in revenue from a other liquids, including Dasani water and Powerade sports drinks. That’s par for the course in the sugary beverage industry. Coke’s eternal rival PepsiCo (PEP) does a brisk business selling drinks that aren’t soda, such as the Starbucks (SBUX) ready-made concoctions it offers in partnership with the coffee giant. PepsiCo, in fact, draws most of its revenue from food products. These include notable brands such as Doritos and Quaker Oats. Diversification is key in this business; there’s only so much cola the world is willing to drink. With that in mind, here’s a look at a trio of influential asset buys Coke made outside of its signature fizzy product line that have molded it into the behemoth we all know and love and will continue to shape the company. Minute Maid (1960) The history of Coca-Cola as a brand and company can be broken down roughly into three eras — the soda fountain era (beginning when Coke was first served in 1886 to 1898), the bottle era (from 1899 to 1959), and what we can call the diversification era (from 1960 to the present). The latter began when Coke made its first non-soda buy that year. Through a stock swap it acquired the now-familiar line of orange juice products, notable for being the first such juice available in frozen concentrate form (making it available year-round no matter a customer’s location). From then on, Coca-Cola became a company selling more than only carbonated beverages. This was a smart move — these days, the firm boasts 11 non-soda brands that each take in more than $1 billion in revenue. They’re Minute Maid (U.S.), Del Valle (South and Central America), Georgia (Japan), Aquarius (Japan), Powerade (U.S.), BonAqua (Hong Kong), Sokenbicha (Japan), Dasani (U.S.), Vitamin Water (U.S), S
- [By Jayson Derrick]
Analysts at Barclays upgraded SodaStream (NASDAQ: SODA) to Equal-Weight from Underweight with an unchanged $35 price target. Also, analysts at JPMorgan maintained a Neutral rating on SodaStream with a price target lowered to $40 from a previous $45. Shares gained 0.73 percent, closing at $33.00.
- [By Jayson Derrick]
This morning, SodaStream (NASDAQ: SODA) reported its second quarter results. The company announced an EPS of $0.43, beating the consensus estimate of $0.31. Revenue of $141.20 million beat the consensus estimate of $140.56 million. Net income for the quarter fell to $9.2 million from $12.9 million in the same quarter a year ago as revenue in the Americas declined by 14 percent to $40.9 million. The company did see its revenues grow by 14 percent in Western Europe to $77.7 million and by 13 percent in Asia-Pacific to $12.2 million. Consumables revenue rose 15 percent to $90.8 million while soda maker kits saw its revenues decline by eight percent to $49.9 million. Gross margin declined by 380 bps to 50.5 percent due to an unfavorable sales mix and fluctuations in currencies. SodaStream did note that its soda maker volume is still under pressure in the U.S. due to excess holiday season inventories. The company issued guidance and sees its revenue growing by five percent over 2 013 levels of $562.7 million. The company also lowered its EBITDA growth forecasts to five percent from a previous 11 percent. Shares gained 10.04 percent, closing at $32.76.
Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2015: IsoRay Inc (ISR)
IsoRay, Inc. (IsoRay), incorporated on June 15, 2004, develops, manufactures and sells isotope-based medical products and devices for the treatment of cancer and other malignant diseases. IsoRay International LLC (International) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company. IsoRay obtained clearance from the Food and Drug Association (FDA) for treatment for all solid tumor applications using Cesium-131. Such applications include prostate cancer; ocular melanoma; head, neck and lung tumors; breast cancer; liver cancer; brain cancer; colorectal cancer; gynecological cancer; esophageal cancer, and pancreatic cancer. The seed may be used in surface, interstitial and intracavity applications for tumors with known radio sensitivity. The Company has an existing distribution agreement with UralDial LLC (UralDial) that allows UralDial to distribute Proxcelan Cs-131 brachytherapy seeds in Russia. The Company, through UralDial, has regulatory approval to sell Cs-131 seeds in Russia. < /p>
IsoRay markets the Proxcelan Cesium-131 brachytherapy seed for the treatment of prostate cancer; lung cancer; ocular melanoma; head and neck cancers; colorectal cancer, brain cancer; and gynecological cancer. The Company focuses to market Cesium-131 for the treatment of other malignant disease, such as breast cancer, in the near future through the use of existing technologies that have received FDA-clearance. Cesium-131 is a radioactive isotope that can be produced by the neutron bombardment of Barium-130 (Ba-130). When placed into a nuclear reactor and exposed to a flux of neutrons, Ba-130 becomes Ba-131, the radioactive material that is the parent isotope of Cesium-131. The radioactive isotope Cesium-131 is normally produced by placing a quantity of stable non-radioactive barium (ideally barium enriched in isotope Ba-130) into the neutron flux of a nuclear reactor. The irradiation process converts a small fraction of this material into a radioactive form of ba rium (Ba-131). The Ba-131 decays by electron capture to the ! radioactive isotope of interest (Cesium-131).
As of June 30, 2011, IsoRay had agreements with several independent radiopharmacies to assay, preload, and sterilize loose seeds. During the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011, the Company loaded approximately 90% of Mick cartridges in the Company’s own facility, which accounted for approximately 61% of seeds sold. Approximately 33% of seeds sold are strand configurations, including strands preloaded in needles and the remaining 6% of seeds are sold as loose seeds.
- [By James E. Brumley]
Ugh. It’s fun to be right about a stock, but it’s exhausting to be too right, too fast. Case in Point? IsoRay, Inc. (NYSE: ISR). Yours truly posted some bullish comments on ISR just a couple of days ago, explaining how that day’s move above a key ceiling meant a new bull trend was underway, and more gains from that price would be far easier to muster. Well, good news for those who heeded the advice – IsoRay shares are up 44% today.
- [By Vanina Egea]
Strengthening portfolio and business stability is to be reinforced by the introduction of new products. Last December, Textron announced the successful first flight of the Scorpion Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)/Strike aircraft. “The Scorpion compares very favorably to more costly aircraft currently used for low-threat missions,” pilot Dan Hinson said. The new product is expected to accommodate the budget constraints and shifting mission requirements of the US Department of Defense. The same department has granted the firm an additional contract worth $22.5 million to “deprocess” Mobile Strike Force vehicles and train the Afghan Army.
Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2015: Cott Corp (COT)
Cott Corporation (Cott), incorporated on December 31, 2006, is a producers of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors. The Company’s product lines include carbonated soft drinks (CSDs), 100% shelf stable juice and juice-based products, clear, still and sparkling flavored waters, energy products, sports products, new age beverages, and ready-to-drink teas, as well as alcoholic beverages for brand owners. The Company operates in five segments: North America (which includes the United States operating segment and Canada operating segment), the United Kingdom (which includes its United Kingdom reporting unit and its Continental European reporting unit), Mexico, Royal Crown International (RCI) and All Other. The Company markets or supplies over 500 retailer, licensed and Company-owned brands in its four core geographic segments. In March of 2012, its U.K. reporting segment acquired a beverage and wholesale business based in Scotland.
- [By kcpl]
It wasn’t a good quarter for Cott Corporation (COT) as the company had trouble with its volumes. Cott Corporation engages in the production and distribution of retailer brand beverages in North America and globally. It offers carbonated soft drinks, flavored waters, energy-related drinks, juice, juice-based products, bottled water and ready-to-drink teas. It primarily serves grocery, mass-merchandise, drugstore, wholesale and convenience store chains.
- [By Rick Munarriz]
It’s been a year of brand-widening initiatives for SodaStream, and not just because it cranked out its first Super Bowl ad back in February.
In February it teamed up with Ocean Spray to co-develop cranberry juice blends exclusively for the SodaStream system. This follows deals last year with Crystal Light, Kool-Aid, and V8 for non-conventional carbonated beverages. My 2012 wish for SodaStream to strike a deal with Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST ) to make a bigger splash in the energy-drinks market hasn’t materialized, but a deal with EBOOST did happen earlier this year. The initial natural energy drink flavors of orange and acai pomegranate will hit the market as SodaStream syrups during the latter half of this year, packing an all-natural energy boost and vitamins in every serving. EBOOST doesn’t have the same allure as Monster or Red Bull, but the move was still a strong one since there’s a real value proposition for home-crafted energy drinks. If SodaStream is successful, the big boys will be on notice. In March, SodaStream, which is based in Israel, teamed up with private-label bottler Cott (NYSE: COT ) to produce SodaStream’s existing flavors at its facility in Georgia, making it easier to get SodaStream products into the country with the world’s largest soda consumption per capita.
The next chapter in what has been a successful year will naturally write itself on Wednesday. There is plenty to prove, even after SodaStream proves quarter after quarter that it’s not just a company behind a faddish novelty.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
But SodaStream is continuing to pull out all stops in order to improve its results. SodaStream’s recent partnership with Samsung to incorporate carbonation technology into high-end refrigerators could help drive growth for consumers who don’t want to deal with a separate appliance in their kitchens. Moreover, SodaStream’s deal in March with bottler Cott (NYSE: COT ) to produce soda syrup within the U.S. should help it boost its efficiency in getting flavors to domestic customers.
- [By Nicole Seghetti]
Regardless, private labels are becoming a bigger problem for companies such as Kraft and, to a lesser extent, Mondelez. According to an industry profile compiled by First Research, these brands typically cost 20% to 40% less than name-brand products. Couple that with the fact that more consumers are ditching big brands, and we can easily see why ConAgra (NYSE: CAG ) , Cott (NYSE: COT ) , and others are continually strengthening their private-label positions.
Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2015: Perion Network Ltd (PERI)
Perion Network Ltd, incorporated in November 1999, is a digital media company. The Company’s products include: IncrediMail, a communication client; Smilebox, a photo sharing and social expression product and service; and Sweet IM, an instant messaging application. The Company generates revenues primarily through search, the sale of products and services, and advertising. Its product is available in seven languages in addition to English. On November 30, 2012, the Company acquired SweetIM (a.k.a. SweetPacks).
IncrediMail is its communication client, available over the Internet it its basic version free of charge, used for managing email messages and Facebook feeds, with many graphic and personalizing capabilities. However, most important is that it is safe, simple and easy to use. The premium version of this software offers, for an annual subscription fee, VIP support and enhanced graphic capabilities, as well as advanced ant i-spam software for a separate annual subscription. SweetIM is free downloadable and easy to use software that enables users to enhance their messaging experience and express themselves in creative ways across online platforms, such as messenger and email.
Digital photo vertical
Smilebox is an Internet photo sharing service available for the desktop and smart-phone. On the desktop, Smilebox can be used both on the PC and the Mac, making it easy to create digital creations from personal photos using a range of digital designs including Invitations, Greetings, Collages, Scrapbooks, Photo Albums and slideshows. These creations can then be shared free of charge via email, Facebook, Twitter, Print, digital versatile disk (DVD) or photo frames. Smilebox is also available free of charge for the iPhone, making it easy to personalize and share photos in real time, directly from the device. Personalization options include captions, stickers and frames, and s haring options include email, Facebook and short message ser! vice (SMS).
The Company competes with America Online, Inc., QUALCOMM Incorporated , Mozilla Corporation and Microsoft Corporation.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Perion Network (NASDAQ: PERI) soared 1.16% to $12.17 in the pre-market trading after the company announced its inclusion in the NASDAQ Global Select Market.
- [By CRWE]
Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ:PERI), a leading global provider of innovative media solutions designed to make communicating, connecting and sharing simple and useful, will release its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012, on August 8, 2012 prior to the opening of the market.
- [By Igor Novgorodtsev]
On the morning of 09/16, Perion (PERI) announced a long-rumored deal: an all stock "merger" with a much larger but private Conduit division Conduit Connect. The details of the deal are quite simple. Perion will issue 57 to 60 million additional shares, which would give current shareholders a 19% stake in the new company, Conduit and its shareholders will get the remaining 81%. The deal, expected to close in January 2014, is expected to be immediately accretive, assuming Conduit will continue to do as well as before the merger.
Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2015: KiOR Inc (KIOR)
KiOR, Inc. (KiOR), incorporated on July 23, 2007, is development- stage company. KiOR is a renewable fuels company engaged in producing cellulosic gasoline and diesel from abundant non-food biomass. Cellulosic fuel is derived from lignocellulose found in wood, grasses and the non-edible portions of plants. The Company generates hydrocarbons from renewable sources . Its end products are fungible hydrocarbon-based gasolines and diesels that can be used as components in formulating finished gasoline and diesel fuels, rather than alcohols or fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) such as ethanol or biodiesel. During the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company commenced construction of its initial-scale commercial production facility in Columbus, Mississippi, designed to process 500 bone dry ton per day (BDT) of feedstock per day, As of December 31, 2011, the Company had not generated any revenues.
The Company has developed a process that converts non-food lignocellulos e into gasoline and diesel that can be transported using the existing fuels distribution system for use in vehicles on the road. Its biomass-to-cellulosic fuel technology platform combines catalyst systems with fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) processes that have been used in crude oil refineries to produce gasoline. The biomass fluid catalytic cracking (BFCC) process operates at moderate temperatures and pressures to convert biomass in a matter of seconds into the renewable crude oil that can be processed using standard refining equipment into its cellulosic gasoline and diesel. In its demonstration unit the Company varies its volume output of gasoline from 37% to 61%, diesel from 31% to 55% and fuel oil from 8% to 9% from its renewable crude oil. The Company focuses on its commercialization efforts with respect to its gasoline and diesel. As of December 31, 2011, the Company had 76 pending original patent application families containing over 2,300 pending claims.
- [By Robert Rapier]
Commercialization all the way to gasoline and diesel remains elusive however. One company that has attempted to commercialize a variant of the fast pyrolysis/upgrading pathway is KiOR (Nasdaq: KIOR), a biofuel company that famed venture capitalist Vinod Khosla took public in 2011.
- [By John Udovich]
As a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report comes out about wasteful spending on biofuels, small cap renewable biofuel stock Gevo, Inc (NASDAQ: GEVO) reported earnings that came in below expectations – meaning its worth taking a closer look at the GAO report, the stock and the performance of KiOR Inc (NASDAQ: KIOR), Solazyme Inc (NASDAQ: SZYM) and Syntroleum Corp (NASDAQ: SYNM).
- [By John Udovich]
Small cap biofuel or synthetic fuel stocks Gevo, Inc (NASDAQ: GEVO), KiOR Inc (NASDAQ: KIOR), Solazyme Inc (NASDAQ: SZYM) and Syntroleum Corp (NASDAQ: SYNM) all seem to have been seeing some trading action in recent days – meaning its worth taking a closer look at all four before taking a look at their rather dismal long term performance while noting that none are yet profitable:
Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2015: Endurance Gold Corp (EDG)
Endurance Gold Corporation (Endurance) is a precious and rare metals exploration, acquisition and development company focused on the mineral properties in North America. The Company’s properties are in the exploration stage. Endurance’s commodity focus is on gold, rare earth, nickel and copper. Endurance’s properties include Bandito property, Fuego Property, Pardo Gold Property, Nechako Gold Property, Rattlesnake – Natrona Gold Property, McCord Gold Property, Vana Gold Property and Elephant Mountain Gold Property. The Company’s other properties in Canada includes BQ-Endurance Property and Virginia Silver Property. The Nechako Gold Property consists of several mineral claims located within the Cariboo Mining Division, West of Quesnel in British Columbia. Rattlesnake-Natrona Gold Project includes 10 properties totaling over 3,840-acres in the Rattlesnake Hills area of Wyoming. During the year ended December 31, 2011, its claims on BQ-Endurance and Virginia Silver proper ties were expired. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Monica Wolfe]
Edgen Group (EDG)
Gabelli made his first buy into Egden last week, buying 339,154 shares. The guru bought these shares at $12 per share. He holds 0.78% of the company’s shares outstanding, and his new buy makes him the only guru shareholder with a stake in Edgen Group
- [By Lauren Pollock]
Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Tuesday’s session are Diamond Foods Inc.(DMND), Edgen Group Inc.(EDG) and Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc.(LXRX)
- [By Sue Chang and Saumya Vaishampayan]
Edgen Group Inc. (EDG) shares jumped 56%. Japan’s Sumitomo Corp. (SSUMY) on Tuesday agreed to acquire Edgen Group for $12 a share in cash, and the transaction is expected to close by year-end.
Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2015: Pluristem Therapeutics Inc.(PSTI)
Pluristem Therapeutics Inc., a bio-therapeutic company, engages in the research, development, and commercialization of standardized cell therapy products for the treatment of life threatening diseases. The company?s products are derived from human placenta, a non-controversial, non-embryonic, adult cell source. Its Placental adherent stromal cells are grown in the company’s proprietary PluriX three-dimensional process that allows cells to grow in a natural environment. The company provides PLX-PAD that has completed Phase I clinical trials for people suffering from peripheral artery disease. It also offers various product candidates for diabetic foot ulcers, adjuvant hip replacement surgery, athletic injuries, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain, ischemic stroke, adjuvant for UCB transplantation, and radiation exposure. The company was formerly known as Pluristem Life Systems Inc. and changed its name to Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. in November 2007. Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Haifa, Israel.
- [By James E. Brumley]
Traders may not want to get married for the long haul to any of them, but for speculators looking for a quick, profitable hit, Arca Biopharma Inc. (NASDAQ:ABIO), Pluristem Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:PSTI), and Bacterin International Holdings Inc. (NYSEMKT:BONE) may be better-than-average bets. Here’s why.
- [By John Udovich]
Stem cell stocks have not exactly been the best performers lately in part because the controversy over their use has died down over the years while major breakthroughs have been few or far between, but the industry along with small cap stem cell stocks Pluristem Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PSTI), BioTime, Inc (NYSEMKT: BTX) and BioRestorative Therapies (OTCBB: BRTX) are still quietly producing their share of news or minor breakthroughs worth taking note of. Just consider the following stem cell news or news from small cap players in the sector:
Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2015: VASCO Data Security International Inc. (VDSI)
VASCO Data Security International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, marketing, and support of hardware and software security systems that manage and secure access to information assets worldwide. The company offers hardware and software products in the areas of user authentication, electronic signatures, and digital signatures/public key infrastructure. It provides VACMAN Controller that supports multiple authentication technologies, including passwords, dynamic password technology, electronic signatures, digital signatures, and certificates and biometrics on one platform. The company also offers IDENTIKEY Server, a centralized authentication server that supports the deployment, use, and administration of DIGIPASS user authentication. In addition, it provides aXs GUARD Identifier, a standalone authentication solution, which offers two-factor authentication for remote access to a corporate network or to Web-based in-house business applicat ions; and aXs GUARD Gatekeeper that integrates DIGIPASS to provide secure two factor user authentication. Further, the company offers DIGIPASS product line exists as a family of software and hardware client authentication products and services for authenticating users to any network, including the Internet. Its DIGIPASS solution calculates dynamic signatures and passwords to authenticate users on a computer network and for various other applications. The DIGIPASS technology is also designed to operate on desktop personal computers or laptops, personal digital assistants, mobile phones, and smart cards. VASCO sells its security solutions through its direct sales force, as well as through distributors, resellers, and systems integrators. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.
- [By Garrett Cook]
VASCO Data Security International (NASDAQ: VDSI) shares were also up, gaining 16.12 percent to $13.47 after the company reported upbeat quarterly results and issued a strong FY14 revenue forecast.
- [By Seth Jayson]
VASCO Data Security International (Nasdaq: VDSI ) reported earnings on July 25. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), VASCO Data Security International whiffed on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
- [By Sally Jones]
Vasco Data Security (VDSI): Reduced
Down 20% over 12 months, Vasco Data Security has a market cap of $316.26 million; its shares were traded at around $8.01 with a P/E ratio of 27.40 and a P/B of 2.00.
Top 10 Dow Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2015: Adecoagro S.A. (AGRO)
Adecoagro S.A., an agricultural company, engages in the agricultural, manufacturing, and land transformation activities in South America. It operates through Crops; Rice; Dairy; Coffee; Cattle; Sugar, Ethanol, and Energy; and Land Transformation segments. The company engages in planting, harvesting, and selling grains, oilseeds, wheat, corn, soybeans, cotton, and sunflowers; and providing grain warehousing/conditioning, and handling and drying services to third parties. It is also involved in planting, harvesting, processing, and marketing rice; producing and selling raw milk; cultivating coffee beans and marketing the companys and third partys coffee production. In addition, the company engages in the lease of cattle grazing land to a meat processor; cultivation and processing of sugar and ethanol, as well as cogeneration of electricity from sugarcane bagasse; and identification, acquisition, and disposition of farmlands. As of December 31, 2012, it owned a total of 2 83,942 hectares that consisted of 22 farms in Argentina, 15 farms in Brazil, and 1 farm in Uruguay; and had a cogeneration capacity of 148 MW. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Luxembourg.
- [By GuruFocus]
George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) just reported his first quarter portfolio. He buys Citrix Systems Inc, Baker Hughes Inc, Comcast Corp, Spansion Inc, etc during the 3-months ended 03/31/2014, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Soros Fund Management LLC. As of 03/31/2014, Soros Fund Management LLC owns 305 stocks with a total value of $10.1 billion. These are the details of the buys and sells.New Purchases: BHI, CODE, CTRP, CLI, AVB, COMM, CNQ, AGO, AUY, ATML, ASH, BXMT, CSTM, AEM, CMA, ARE, CHKP, AUQ, BEAV, CX, ADSK, AALCP, BLK, AIG, BIIB, ADEP, AMRI, ARWR, ATHX, BALT, BCRX, BEAT, CFX, CLFD, CUR, CODE,Added Positions: CTXS, CMCSA, CNP, ALTR, BRCD, CBS, CRM, CHTR, CCJ, CIEN, BIDU, ALLE, ABT, CDNS, ACT,Reduced Positions: AAPL, CCI, AMT, ABBV, AAL, BITA, AL, ANGI, ARIA, CBST, BA, BIRT, EXAR,Sold Out: C, BAC, CRI, AMZN, AGN, CF, BRCM, COTY, BMY, AMCX, CAR, A, ADBE, AFL,For the details of George Soros (Trades, Portfolio)’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=George+SorosThis is the sector weightings of his portfolio:Technology18.9%Energy14%Healthcare8.3%Consumer Defensive8.2%Communication Services8.1%Consumer Cyclical5.4%Industrials5.1%Basic Materials4.9%Financial Services2.5%Real Estate1.9%Utilities0.5%These are the top 5 holdings of George Soros (Trades, Portfolio)1. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA) – 10,310,041 shares, 5.4% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 10.67%2. Herbalife Ltd (HLF) – 4,901,337 shares, 2.8% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 52.9%3. EQT Corp (EQT) – 2,573,814 shares, 2.5% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 3.27%4. Adecoagro SA (AGRO) – 25,915,076 shares, 2.1% of the total portfolio.5. Halliburton Co (HAL) – 3,596,353 shares, 2.1% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 20.73%New Purchase: Baker Hughes Inc (BHI)George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) initiated holdings in Baker Hughes Inc. His purchase prices were between $51.82 and $65.2 7, with an estimated
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And with very quick gains of 9% in BRF SA (NYSE ADR: BRFS), 5.2% in South American agricultural play Adecoagro SA (NYSE: AGRO) and 1.6% in high-tech agribusiness player Neogen Corp. (Nasdaq: NEOG), we’re doing well with our plays on (pockets of) accelerating U.S. inflation.