Top 10 Forestry Companies To Buy For 2015


It looks as though I was wrong — Intel (INTC) had to bite the bullet and guide down for the year. Instead of low-single digit growth, it seems that 2013 is going to be a flat year for the company (in line with consensus, fortunately enough). However, I believe that the devil is in the details here, and that following what will surely be capitulation over the next couple of sessions, there will be a gradual realization that the sky isn’t falling for the company and that under this new CEO, shares — and indeed, the underlying business — can finally return to very healthy, profitable growth. Keep in mind as you read this article that I am speaking from a multi-year perspective and not necessarily trying to give short-term trading advice. With that, let’s dig in.


The Datacenter Story May Make Some Uneasy… But It’s Okay

One thing that I found uninspiring during this release is that the data-center was essentially flat Y/Y during Q2. This, coupled with modest ~6 % growth in Q1, optically does not bode well for a "low-double digit" growth story for the full year. This suggests a rather dramatic ramp during the second half. As I have detailed in previous articles, I believe that this is quite plausible given that the entire product lineup is long overdue for a refresh that will be coming in Q3 and Q4. We have the "Haswell" based Xeon E3 parts for entry level servers, and micro-servers. On top of that, the Romley platform sees a new processor known as "Ivy Bridge EP" that should bring ~50% more cores within the same power envelope (this decreases TCO as performance/watt improves dramatically). Finally, the very high end, "expandable" market that scales from 2-8+ sockets sees a very long overdue refresh from Westmere EX to Ivy Bridge EX. In the same power envelope, Intel will release 15 core parts, and each core should clock higher and offer ~25% more performance per core, per clock.

Top 10 Forestry Companies To Buy For 2015: Arc Wireless Solutions Inc.(ARCW)


ARC Wireless Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides wireless network components and solutions in the United States. It is involved in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of antennas and related wireless communication systems, including cellular base stations, mobiles, cellulars, and flat panel antennas. The company?s products also include global positioning systems; and conformal, portable, and other antennas, as well as antenna accessories. ARC Wireless Solutions, Inc. markets its commercial line of antennas directly to distributors, installers, and retailers of antenna accessories, as well as to commercial, government, and retail markets. It offers its products under the Freedom Antenna Exsite, Omnibase, Parity, Arc Vlpa, Airbase, and And Freedom Blade brand names. The company was formerly known as Antennas America, Inc. and changed its name to ARC Wireless Solutions, Inc. in October 2000. ARC Wireless Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Denver, Colorado.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Cook]

    Telecommunications services shares rose by 1.42 percent in today’s trading. Top gainers in the sector included China Telecom Corp. Ltd. (NYSE: CHA), up 5.7 percent, and ARC Group Worldwide (NASDAQ: ARCW), up 3.4 percent.

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Meanwhile, top decliners in the sector included ARC Group Worldwide (NASDAQ: ARCW), down 6.8 percent, and 8×8 (NASDAQ: EGHT), off 5.7 percent.

    Top Headline
    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is in talks to acquire headphone maker Beats Electronics, according to a Financial Times report from Thursday afternoon. The deal is rumored to be around $3.2 billion, which would make it Apple’s largest acquisition to date.

Top 10 Forestry Companies To Buy 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 company’s and third party’s 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.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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

  • [By MONEYMORNING.COM]

    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.

Top 10 Forestry Companies To Buy For 2015: Endocyte Inc.(ECYT)

Endocyte, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases. The company uses its proprietary technology to create novel small molecule drug conjugates (SMDCs) and companion imaging diagnostics. Its SMDCs target receptors that are over-expressed on diseased cells, relative to healthy cells. The company?s principal SMDC product candidate, EC145, has been evaluated in a randomized Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of women with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer, and it also completed a Phase II single-arm clinical trial for pre-treated non-small cell lung cancer. Its preclinical development products include EC0489 and EC0225, which are in Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of solid cancer tumors; EC17 that has completed Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of solid cancer tumors; EC0531, a tubulysin conjugate to treat solid tumors; and EC0746 and EC0565 foliate receptors for the reduction o f inflammation. The company?s products under development also comprise EC20, a proprietary companion imaging diagnostic product for the identification of folate receptor in cancer patients; EC1069 for prostate cancer therapy; and EC0652 that is in early clinical trials for use as a companion imaging diagnostic for SMDCs. Endocyte, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in West Lafayette, Indiana.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    An under-$10 biopharmaceutical player that’s starting to trend within range of triggering a big breakout trade is Endocyte (ECYT), which develops targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases in the U.S. This stock is off to a nasty start in 2014, with shares down sharply by 35%.

    If you take a look at the chart for Endocyte, you’ll see that this stock has been trending sideways and consolidating for the last month and change, with shares moving between $6.01 on the downside and right around $7.30 on the upside. This consolidation pattern is coming after shares of ECYT gapped down sharply in May from over $17.50 to $6.50 a share with heavy downside volume. Shares of ECYT are now starting to trend higher off its recent low of $6.05 and it’s quickly moving within range of triggering a major breakout trade above the upper-end of its recent sideways trading chart pattern.


    Market players should now look for long-biased trades in ECYT if it manages to break out above some near-term overhead resistance at $7.30 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above that level with volume that registers near or above its three-month average action of 1.90 million shares. If that breakout materializes soon, then ECYT will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap-down-day zone from early May that started at just above $17.50 a share. Some possible upside targets if ECYT gets into that gap with volume are $9 to $10 a share, or even its 50-day moving average of $12.10 a share.


    Traders can look to buy ECYT off weakness to anticipate that breakout and simply use a stop that sits right below its recent 52-week low of $6.01 a share. One can also buy ECYT off strength once it starts to take out $7.30 a share with volume and then simply use a stop that sits a comfortable percentage from your entry point.

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

     

    Endocyte (ECYT), a biopharmaceutical company, develops targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases in the U.S. This stock closed up 2.2% to $6.45 a share in Thursday’s trading session.


     

    Thursday’s Range: $6.14-$6.48

    52-Week Range: $6.01-$33.70

    Thursday’s Volume: 893,000

    Three-Month Average Volume: 1.91 million

     

    From a technical perspective, ECYT jumped higher here right above its recent 52-week low of $6.01 with lighter-than-average volume. This move higher on Thursday is starting to push shares of ECYT within range of triggering a major breakout trade. That trade will hit if ECYT manages to clear some near-term overhead resistance levels at $6.82 to $7.30 with high volume.


     

    Traders should now look for long-biased trades in ECYT as long as it’s trending above its 52-week low of $6.01 and then once it sustains a move or close above those breakout levels with volume that hits near or above 1.91 million shares. If that breakout hits soon, then ECYT will set up to re-fill some of its previous gap-down-day zone from earlier this month that started above $17.50.

     

Top 10 Forestry Companies To Buy For 2015: Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc.(NXST)

Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., a television broadcasting and digital media company, focuses on the acquisition, development, and operation of television stations and interactive community Websites in medium-sized markets in the United States. It provides free over-the-air programming to television viewing audiences. The company, through various local service agreements, also offers sales, programming, and other services to stations and digital multi-cast channels owned and/or operated by independent third parties. As of December 31, 2011, it owned, operated, programmed, or provided sales and other services to 55 television stations and 11 digital multi-cast channels in 32 markets in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, Texas, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, New York, Florida, Wisconsin, and Michigan. The company?s stations reach approximately 10.6 million viewers. Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based in I rving, Texas.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Marc Bastow]

    Television broadcasting and digital media company Nexstar Broadcasting (NXST) raised its quarterly dividend 25% to 15 cents per share payable Feb. 28 to shareholders of record Feb. 14.
    NXST Dividend Yield: 1.28%

  • [By John Udovich]

    Small cap media stock LIN Media LLC (NYSE: LIN) might not be a household name, but there is a good chance you might be watching the company’s programs because like the Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc (NASDAQ: SBGI) and Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc (NASDAQ: NXST), its helping to consolidate the media industry plus its making investment in other forms of media like social media. The stock has also outperformed those two peers along with the PowerShares Dynamic Media Portfolio ETF (NYSEARCA: PBS).

Top 10 Forestry Companies To Buy For 2015: Ashmore Group PLC (ASHM)


Ashmore Group plc (Ashmore) is engaged in providing investment management services. The Company is a fund manager across six core investment themes, such as external debt, local currency, corporate debt, blended debt, equities, multi-strategy, alternatives and overlay/liquidity. External debt is a diversified portfolio of emerging market debt assets. Local currency takes advantage of the expanding local currency and local currency denominated debt market. Corporate debt focuses on the developing corporate debt asset class. Blended debt mandates specifically combine external, local currency and corporate debt measured against tailor-made blended indices. Multi-strategy is a dynamic asset allocation across other investment themes. Equities Focuses on liquidity and top down macro country selection in publicly traded. Overlay/liquidity helps to separate and centralize the currency risk of an underlying emerging market asset class. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Inyoung Hwang]

    Ashmore Group Plc (ASHM) jumped 5.3 percent to 382.2 pence. The U.K. fund manager that invests in emerging markets reported full-year pretax profit and revenue that exceeded estimates. The London-based company also raised its dividend.

Top 10 Forestry Companies To Buy For 2015: Erickson Air-Crane Inc (EAC)

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (Erickson) is engaged in the operation and manufacture of the Erickson S-64 Aircrane (Aircrane), a heavy-lift helicopter. The Company operates in two segments: Aerial Services and Manufacturing / MRO. Aerial Services offers a range of heavy-lift helicopter services through the Company’s worldwide fleet, including firefighting, timber harvesting, infrastructure construction, and crewing services. Manufacturing / MRO manufactures Aircranes from existing airframes, manufactures new components on a contract basis, and provides customers with Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency certified maintenance, and MRO services in the Company’s AS9100 certified facility. In October 2012, the Company purchased the Sun Bird Aircraft and associated spare parts inventory and accessories from San Diego Gas & Electric Company. In May 2013, Erickson Air-Crane Inc acquired the entire share capital of Evergreen Helicopters Inc. In Sep tember 2013, Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated announced the completion of its acquisition of Air Amazonia Servicos Aeronauticos Ltda and certain related assets from HRT Participacoes em Petroleo S.A.


In February 2012, its Malaysian subsidiary, Erickson Aircrane Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., entered into an amendment to its existing logging contract with Syarikat Samling Timber Sdn. Bhd. (Samling Global) to extend the contract term to January 31, 2013. Pursuant to the amended contract, it began providing aerial timber harvesting services in Malaysia on February 1, 2012 to Samling Global. In January 2012, its Canadian subsidiary, Canadian Air-Crane Limited, amended its existing agreement with Western Forest Products Inc. (Western Forest Products), a Canadian forest products and timberlands management company, to establish the terms for one year of aviation services.


The Company offers a full spectrum of heavy-lift helicopter solutions, including the design, engi neering, development, manufacturing, and testing of the Airc! rane, as well as Aerial Services and MRO services. It has production, maintenance, and logistics facilities in Central Point, Oregon. It maintains a year-round international presence with operations in Canada, Italy, Malaysia, and Peru, and an operating presence in Australia and Greece.

It owns the Type and Production Certificates for the Aircrane, granting us exclusive design, manufacturing, and related rights for the aircraft and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) components. It has made more than 350 design improvements to the Aircrane since acquiring the Type Certificate and it has developed Aircrane accessories that enhance its aerial operations, such as its firefighting tank system and snorkel, timber heli harvester, and anti-rotation device and hoist.


Aerial Services

The Aircrane has a lift capacity of up to 25,000 pounds and is a commercial aircraft built specifically as a flying crane without a fuselage for internal loads. The Airc rane is also a commercial heavy-lift helicopter with a rear load-facing cockpit, combining an unobstructed view and complete aircraft control for precision lift and load placement capabilities. It owns and operates a fleet of 17 Aircranes, which it uses to support a variety of government and commercial customers worldwide across a range of aerial services, including firefighting, timber harvesting, infrastructure construction, and crewing. The Aircrane is capable of providing heavy-lift solutions to a wide variety of industries, including firefighting, timber harvesting, infrastructure construction, oil and gas and energy related construction, disaster recovery, and emergency response. It leases its aircraft to customers for specific missions, with customers generally paying for the aircraft, maintenance, and crewing services, as well as fuel expense. In addition, it provides crewing for aircraft it has sold. Its Aircrane accessories include Fire Tank and Pond Snorkel, Fire Tank and Sea Snorkel, Foam Cannon, Hydromulch Loading Manifo! ld, Heli ! Harvester, Hydraulic Grapple, Long-Line Shock and Pendant, Anti-Rotation Device and Hoist and Material Transport Bucket.


The Aircrane Helitanker has provided firefighting services in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Greece, France, Turkey, and Australia. Its firefighting customers include federal, state, local, and international government agencies who hire the Company to be available as needed. Under its firefighting contracts, aircraft are deployed to locations prone to seasonal fires and remain on standby throughout the fire season. For these contracts, which it refers to as exclusive-use contracts, it typically charge on a per-day basis for availability and on a per-hour basis for actual aircraft use.


Aircrane is engaged in timber operations in a number of regions, including the United States, Canada, and the tropical forests in Malaysia. Its customers uses its harvesting solutions primarily for timber, such as tropical hardwoods and fo r remote area harvesting in locations that would otherwise require road construction or prohibit ground-based harvesting. Timber is vertically lifted and transported with its hydraulic grapple.

The Aircrane’s rear load-facing pilot seat makes the aircraft particularly for infrastructure projects that require extreme precision in load delivery, such as electricity transmission and broadcasting towers, oil and gas pipelines, wind turbines, mining conveying systems, industrial equipment, emergency shelters, and ski-lift equipment. The Aircrane can be configured to transport heavy machinery and equipment, such as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) units, automotive equipment, and other cargo items.


Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (Manufacturing/MRO)

The Company manufactures Aircranes and related components for sale to government and commercial customers and provide aftermarket support and mainten ance, repair, and overhaul services for the Aircrane and oth! er aircra! ft. It also offers cost per hour (CPH) contracts pursuant to which it provides components and expendable supplies for a customer’s aircraft at a fixed cost per flight hour. Through its Manufacturing / MRO segment it manufactures Aircranes from existing airframes, manufacture components on a contract basis, and provide customers with FAA- and European Aviation Safety Agency-certified MRO services


The Company has manufactured a total of 33 Aircranes for its own use and for sale to customers, and has sold one for domestic construction operations and eight for international firefighting operations. It also builds and manufactures Aircranes for its own use and owns, operates, and maintains 17 Aircranes. As the owner of the S-64 Type and Production Certificates, it also has the authority and ability to manufacture an Aircrane entirely from new parts. It manufactures aluminum main and tail rotor blades and have partnered with OEMs to design and manufacture composite ma in rotor blades. While it provides MRO services to its own Aircranes, it continues to provide parts and maintenance and overhaul services to every Aircrane it has sold. It also performs similar operations on engines and other components for owners of other aircraft platforms. Its FAA-certificated repair station offers an array of services from small repairs to extensive heavy airframe maintenance.


The Company competes with Columbia Helicopters, Helicopter Transport Services and Siller Brothers.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Blake Bos]

    In the following video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos takes a question from a Fool reader on Facebook, who asks, “What’s your Foolish take on Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (NASDAQ: EAC  ) ?”

Top 10 Forestry Companies To Buy For 2015: XOMA Ltd.(XOMA)

XOMA Ltd., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery, development, and manufacture of therapeutic antibodies to treat autoimmune, infectious, inflammatory, and oncological diseases. Its products under development include gevokizumab, an anti-inflammatory monoclonal antibody that inhibits interleukin-1 beta and has completed Phase 2 development stage for the treatment of Behcet?s uveitis, as well as is in Phase 2b clinical trail for Type 2 diabetes with cardiovascular biomarkers; XOMA 3AB, a biodefense anti-botulism product candidate comprising a combination or cocktail of antibodies for the treatment of botulism poisoning; and preclinical antibody discovery programs in various indications, including autoimmune, cardio-metabolic, inflammatory, and oncological diseases. The company, through its collaboration agreement with Novartis AG, is also developing HCD122, a human anti-CD40 antagonist antibody that is in Phase 1/2 clinical trial for the treatment of B-cell mediated diseases, including malignancies and autoimmune diseases; and LFA102, which is in Phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of hematologic tumors and other undisclosed diseases. In addition, it licenses proprietary technologies relating to bacterial expression of recombinant pharmaceutical products to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. The company has collaboration agreements with Les Laboratoires Servier; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; SRI International; Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited; Novartis AG; Arana Therapeutics Limited; Kaketsuken; Genentech, Inc.; and UCB Celltech. XOMA Ltd. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Berkeley, California.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Equities Trading DOWN
    Shares of XOMA (NASDAQ: XOMA) were down 27.54 percent to $6.84 after the company reported Q4 results and provided anupdate on its gevokizumab development program. Credit Suisse downgraded the stock from Outperform to Neutral.

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    XOMA Corp.(XOMA) said it swung to a loss in the fourth quarter, as an increase in operating expenses offset revenue gains. The drug developer’s losses were wider than expected by the market, sending shares down 20% to $7.54 premarket.

Top 10 Forestry Companies To Buy For 2015: First Mexican Gold Corp (FMG)


First Mexican Gold Corp. (First Mexican) is exploration-stage company engaged principally in the acquisition, exploration and development of precious mineral properties through its wholly owned subsidiary, Cornelius Exploration S. de R.L. de C.V., in Mexico. The Hilda Properties consist of three properties: Hilda 30 property, the Hilda 37/38 property and Hilda 31/32 property. On January 1, 2011, the Company signed an agreement to acquire the Claim of Santa Martha, which consists of approximately 68 hectares in the district of Yecora, State of Sonora, Mexico. On February 4, 2011, the Company signed a letter of intent to acquire the claims of Vianney Fraccion III, San Martin and El Panda. On February 14, 2011, the Company signed a letter of intent to acquire the claims of El Hoyo and Santa Maria. On January 24, 2012, the Company completed its 80% option earn-in on the Guadalupe property in Sonora State, Mexico. On February 15, 2012, it acquired 100% interest of Guadalupe projec t. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Adam Haigh]

    Fortescue Metals Group Ltd. (FMG) sank 4.2 percent after Teck Resources Ltd. sold a stake worth about A$500 million ($473 million) in Australia’s third-biggest iron-ore exporter. Sony Corp., a TV maker that gets 68 percent of sales outside Japan, lost 2.7 percent after the yen yesterday surged against the dollar, curbing the outlook for exporters. Samsung Electronics Co. preferred shares declined 5 percent in Seoul after Citigroup Inc. managed the sale of a $350 million stake in the electronics firm.

Top 10 Forestry Companies To Buy For 2015: Emergent Biosolutions Inc. (EBS)


Emergent BioSolutions, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, engages in the development, manufacture, and commercialization of specialized products for use in defense and commercial markets in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Biodefense and Biosciences. It markets BioThrax, an FDA licensed vaccine for the prevention of anthrax disease; and RSDL (decontamination lotion) product for removal or neutralization of chemical warfare agents from the skin. The company’s development pipeline includes Anthrivig (Human Anthrax Immunoglobulin), a polyclonal anthrax therapeutic candidate; PreviThrax, a recombinant anthrax vaccine candidate, NuThrax (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed with CPG 7909 Adjuvant); BioThrax with a novel adjuvant; and Thravixa (Fully Human Anthrax Monoclonal Antibody), a therapeutic being studied for use against symptomatic anthrax infection. In addition, it develops TRU-016, a humanized anti-CD37 therapeutic candidate, ba sed on its ADAPTIR (Modular Protein Technology) platform that is in Phase I/II clinical trials to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Further, the company develops preclinical product candidates targeted for solid tumors, inflammatory bowel disease, graft versus host disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and a human vaccine to protect against influenza caused by a range of circulating H5 influenza strains. Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephen Quickel]

    Emergent BioSolutions (EBS) is a far smaller specialist in bio-medical products for the military and commercial markets, including anthrax vaccine and decontamination agents. With revenues nearing $400 million, EBS is acquiring Canada’s Cangene Corp. to expand its product line.

  • [By Traders Reserve]

    I discovered Emergent Bio Solutions (EBS) when I ran my proprietary P/E Gap model at the end of December. Without getting into the details, P/E Gap identifies stocks that have the potential to rally based on being significantly undervalued.

Top 10 Forestry Companies To Buy For 2015: Mechel OAO (MTLR)

Mechel OAO is a Russia-based integrated mining and steel company. The Company focuses on the production of mining products, such as coal, iron ore, nickel, and steel products. Its operations are divided into two segments: Mining and Steel. The Mining segment focuses on the production and sales of coking coal concentrate, iron ore concentrate and coke with assets in the Russian Federation and the United States. The Steel segment comprises production and sale of semi-finished steel products, carbon and specialty long products, stainless flat products, and value-added downstream metal products, including hardware and stampings. The Company has production facilities, located domestically in numerous regions, as well as in the United States, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Bulgaria. In July 2013, it closed the deal on disposal of 100% of the shares of Toplofikatsia Rousse EAD. In July 2013, the Company sold a 100% stake in Invicta Merchant Bar. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lyubov Pronina]

    The Micex Index slid 1.1 percent to the lowest level since November. Russian growth is forecast to slow to 2.4 percent this year on high interest rates and lower gas exports, Economy Minister Andrei Belousov told reporters today. OAO Mechel (MTLR), a coking coal and steel producer, tumbled 6.3 percent.