The Dow Industrials posted its third consecutive weekly loss as U.S. stocks slumped Friday despite an upbeat read on U.S. retail sales.
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 185.2 points, or 1.05% to close at 17535.2 after earlier declining more than 200 points. The S&P 500 fell 0.85% to end the week at 2046.61. The Nasdaq Composite slipped 0.4% to close at 4717.68.
Stock indices have fluctuated severely this week, thanks in part to a rash of weak results from big retail chains. The Dow posted its biggest gain since March on Tuesday, only to record its worst fall since Feb. 11 the next day.
Investors are facing a variety of overhangs, from worries about consumer spending to cloudy expectations for corporate earnings and next months Federal Reserve meeting. Also, the UK is poised to vote on whether to exit the European Union.
Top 10 Up And Coming Stocks To Own For 2016: Banner Corporation(BANR)
Banner Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Banner Bank and Islanders Bank, which provides commercial banking and financial products and services to individuals, businesses, and public sector entities primarily in the United States. It offers deposit products, including demand checking accounts, interest-bearing checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, regular savings accounts, certificates of deposit, cash management services, and retirement savings plans. The company also provides loan products, including commercial and multifamily real estate loans; residential mortgage loans; residential construction and land loans for professional home builders and developers; consumer loans, such as home equity lines of credit, automobile loans, boat and recreational vehicle loans, and loans secured by deposit accounts; commercial business loans; and agricultural loans. In addition, it engages in mortgage banking operations through the origination and sale of one- to four-family and multi-family residential loans. As of December 31, 2015, Banner Bank operated 199 branch offices and 9 loan production offices in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho; and Islanders Bank conducted business from 3 locations in San Juan County, Washington. Banner Corporation was founded in 1890 and is based in Walla Walla, Washington.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
The twenty stocks in Worth’s basket are: Ameriprise Financial (AMP) Bank of America, Banner (BANR), Citigroup, Citizens Financial Group (CFG), East West Bancorp (EWBC), First NBC Bank Holding (FNBC), HFF (HF), KeyCorp(KEY), Legacy Texas Financial Group (LTXB), Lincoln National (LNC), Morgan Stanley, Old National Bancorp (ONB), PacWest Bancorp (PACW), PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Principal Financial Group (PFG), Stifel Financial (SF), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), TCF Financial (TCB), and Wells Fargo.
Top 10 Up And Coming Stocks To Own For 2016: Herman Miller, Inc.(MLHR)
Herman Miller, Inc. engages in the research, design, manufacture, and distribution of office furniture systems, seating products, other freestanding furniture elements, textiles, and related services in the United States and internationally. It provides modular systems under the Canvas Office Landscape, Locale, Metaform Portfolio, Public Office Landscape, Action Office, Ethospace, and Resolve names; seating products under the Embody, Aeron, Mirra2, Setu, Sayl, Celle, Equa, and Ergon names; and storage products under the Meridian and Tu names. The company also offers wooden casegoods under the Geiger name; freestanding furniture products under the Abak, Intent, Sense, and Envelop names; and healthcare products under the Palisade, Compass, Nala, and Nemschoff names, as well as provides Thrive portfolio of ergonomic solutions and textiles. Its products are used in institutional environments, including offices and related conferen ce, lobby, and lounge areas, as well as general public areas, such as transportation terminals; health/science environments comprising hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities; industrial and educational settings; and residential and other environments. The company markets its products through its sales staff, own dealer network, independent dealers and retailers, and independent contract office furniture dealers, as well as through Internet. Herman Miller, Inc. was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Herman Miller, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLHR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $544.40 million.
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: CTRP) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.09 per share on revenue of $2.81 billion.
Best Building Product Companies To Watch In Right Now: NRG Energy Inc.(NRG)
NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a wholesale power generation company. The company engages in the ownership, development, construction, and operation of power generation facilities. It also involves in the transacting in and trading of fuel and transportation services; the trading of energy, capacity, and related products in the United States and internationally; and the supply of electricity, energy services, and cleaner energy and carbon offset products to retail electricity customers in deregulated markets. The company operates natural gas- fired, coal- fired, oil-fired, nuclear, solar, and wind power plants. As of December 31, 2010, it had power generation portfolio of 193 operating fossil fuel and nuclear generation units with an aggregate generation capacity of approximately 24,570 megawatt (MW), as well as ownership interests in renewable facilities with an aggregate generation capacity of 470 MW. The company portfolio also includes appr oximately 24,035 MW generation capacity in the United States, and 1,005 MW generation capacity in Australia and Germany. In addition, it has a district energy business with steam and chilled water capacity of approximately 1,140 megawatts thermal equivalent. NRG Energy, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey.
- [By Stoyan Bojinov]
Deutsche Bank announced on Monday that is was maintaining a “Hold” rating on the New Jersey-based electric utility company NRG Energy Inc. (NRG), but went on to lower its price target for the company.
Greg Poole, an analyst with the firm, commented, “NRG has several diverse businesses – generation, retail, solar, clean energy technologies, and now a separate MLP-like income vehicle for contracted assets. This helps to diversify away from the seemingly perennially challenged merchant generation business, but it also results in an increasingly complex story that may pose a challenge for investors and valuation.” As such, Deutsche Bank announced it was lowering its price target from $27 to $26 a share.
NRG Energy Inc. shares crept higher, gaining 1.11% on the day. The stock is up almost 15% YTD.
Top 10 Up And Coming Stocks To Own For 2016: C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.(CHRW)
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (C.H. Robinson), incorporated on August 11, 1997, is a third-party logistics company. The Company provides freight transportation services and logistics solutions to companies of all sizes, in a variety of industries. C.H. Robinson has handled approximately 16.9 million shipments and worked with over 110,000 active customers. It operates through a network of offices in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. The Company also has developed global transportation and distribution networks to provide transportation and supply chain services worldwide. In addition to transportation, the Company provides sourcing services (Sourcing) through Robinson Fresh (Robinson Fresh). It also arranges the logistics and transportation of the products it sells and provides related supply chain services, such as replenishment, category management and managed procurement services.
Transportation and Logistics Services
The Company’s network of contracted transportation providers includes contract motor carriers, railroads, air freight carriers and ocean carriers. The Company provides various transportation and logistics services, including truckload, through its contracts with motor carriers, dry vans, temperature controlled vans, flatbeds and bulk capacity, and also offers expedited truck transportation; Less Than Truckload (LTL), which involves the shipment of single or multiple pallets of freight and it consolidates freight and freight information to provide its customers with a single source of information on their freight; Intermodal, which includes the shipment of freight in trailers or containers by a combination of truck and rail; Ocean-As a non-vessel ocean common carrier (NVOCC) or freight forwarder, which consolidates shipments, determines routing, selects ocean carriers, contracts for ocean shipments and provides for local pickup and delivery of shipments; air, an indirect air carrier (Indir ect Air Carrier) or freight forwarder, which organizes air s! hipments and provides door-to-door service; Customs, which the Company’s customs brokers are licensed and regulated by the United States Customs and Border Protection to assist importers and exporters in meeting federal requirements governing imports and exports, and other logistics services, in which the Company provides fee-based managed services, warehousing services, small parcel and other services.
The Company has intermodal marketing agreements with container owners and all Class I railroads in North America and it arranges local pickup and delivery (known as drayage) through local contracted motor carriers and owns approximately 1,000 intermodal containers. The Company helps customers with storage through crossdocking and other flow-through operations. It also examines the customers’ warehousing and dock procedures.
The Company’s sourcing business involves the buying, selling and marketing of fresh fruits, vegetables and other perishable items. The Company supplies fresh produce through its network of independent produce growers and suppliers. It consolidates individual customers’ produce orders into truckload quantities at the point of origin and arranges for transportation of the truckloads to multiple destinations. Its sourcing customer base includes grocery retailers and restaurants, produce wholesalers and foodservice distributors. The Company has various national and regional produce programs, including both brands and national licensed brands. These programs contain a variety of fresh bulk and value added fruits and vegetables.
- [By Chad Tracy]
As it's known today, C.H. Robinson (Nasdaq: CHRW) has again changed with the times.
Unlike transportation industry titans FedEx (NYSE: FDX) or UPS (NYSE: UPS), C.H. Robinson does not own a fleet of trucks that transport goods. Instead, it specializes in logistics. Other companies hire C.H. Robinson to make their transportation services more efficient.
- [By Gary Jakacky]
Only one company convincingly jumped thru all the hoops: C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (CHRW).
If only one of the companies in IYT appear to be undervalued, it might give you pause about how brightly the ETF will shine in the very near future.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHRW) were down 4 percent to $71.69. UBS downgraded C.H. Robinson Worldwide from Neutral to Sell.
Top 10 Up And Coming Stocks To Own For 2016: JA Solar Holdings, Co., Ltd.(JASO)
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells solar power products based on crystalline silicon technologies. The companys principal products include monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cells and modules. It also provides monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon wafers; solar product processing services; and solar power plant project construction and development, and electricity generation services. The company sells its products primarily under the JA Solar brand name, as well as produces original equipment for manufacturers or customers under their brand names. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. sells its solar cell and module products to module manufacturers, system integrators, project developers, and distributors worldwide. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Shanghai, the Peoples Republic of China.
- [By Monica Gerson]
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.68 per share on revenue of $683.29 million.
Leju Holdings Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: LEJU) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $194.20 million.
Top 10 Up And Coming Stocks To Own For 2016: Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.(BBGI)
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., a radio broadcasting company, primarily engages in the operation of radio stations in the United States. The company sells commercial advertising airtime to local and national advertisers. It owns and operates 42 radio stations in various markets, including Atlanta and Augusta in Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Fort Myers-Naples, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach-Boca Raton in Florida; Fayetteville and Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville in North Carolina; Las Vegas, Nevada; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Wilmington, Delaware. The company also operates one radio station in the expanded AM band in Augusta, Georgia. In addition, it provides management services to two FM stations in Las Vegas, Nevada. Beasley Broadcast Group was founded in 1961 and is based in Naples, Florida.
- [By Benzinga News Desk]
Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ: BBGI) and Greater Media have entered into a definitive agreement under which Beasley will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Greater Media for approximately $240 million.
Top 10 Up And Coming Stocks To Own For 2016: Sony Corp Ord(SNE)
Sony Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. The company offers consumer products and devices, including televisions, video cameras, compact digital cameras and interchangeable single-lens cameras, Blu-ray Disc players/recorders, DVD-video players/recorders, home theaters and audio systems, and portable audio and car audio products. It also provides charged coupled devices, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor image sensors, system LSIs, small- and medium-sized LCD panels, and other semiconductors; and components, such as batteries, optical disk drives, chemical products, audio/video/data recording media, storage media, and optical pickups. In addition, the company develops, produces, markets, and distributes games, such as PlayStation3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 2 hardware and related software; and PCs and flash memory digital audio pl ayers, as well as manufactures broadcast- and professional-use products, Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and CD discs. Further, it produces and distributes motion pictures and television programs, and home entertainment; creates and distributes digital content; operates television networks and studio facilities; and develops entertainment products, services, and technologies. Additionally, the company engages in the music publishing business, as well as provision of various financial services, including insurance, savings products, loans, and credit financing services; and a network service business and an advertising agency business. It also involves in research, development, design, production, marketing, sales, distribution, and servicing mobile phones, accessories, services, and applications. The company was formerly known as Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha and changed its name to Sony Corporation in 1958. Sony Corporation was founded in 1946 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
- [By Manikandan Raman]
The Lazarus group has also been linked to the 2014 hack against Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE: SNE).
However, the Philippines central bank’s deputy governor, Nestor Espenilla, had said “no bank in the country had lost money to hackers, although he did not rule out the possibility of cyber attacks,” Reuters reported.
- [By Christopher Freeburn]
Here are four things to know about Grand Theft Auto V:
It is available for both Sony‘s (SNE) Playstation 3 and Microsoft‘s (MSFT) Xbox 360 consoles. It is set in a fictionalized urban landscape based on Los Angeles. It offers three main characters, unlike prior editions, which focused on one. Rockstar Games will launch an online version — Grand Theft Auto Online — next month.
Nintendo Still Wont Make a Cash Grab for Mobile Games
Yesterday, Amazon (AMZN) said that it had sold out its pre-orders of Grand Theft Auto V for Xbox consoles, though some copies for the Playstation were still available.
Top 10 Up And Coming Stocks To Own For 2016: Illinois Tool Works Inc.(ITW)
Illinois Tool Works Inc. manufactures and sells industrial products and equipment worldwide. It operates through seven segments: Automotive OEM; Test & Measurement and Electronics; Food Equipment; Polymers & Fluids; Welding; Construction Products; and Specialty Products. The Automotive OEM segment produces components and fasteners for automotive-related applications. The Test & Measurement and Electronics segment provides equipment, consumables, and related software for testing and measuring of materials and structures, as well as equipment and consumables used in the production of electronic subassemblies and microelectronics. The Food Equipment segment offers commercial food equipment and related services. The Polymers & Fluids segment produces adhesives, sealants, lubrication and cutting fluids, and fluids and polymers for auto aftermarket maintenance and appearance. The Welding segment produces arc welding equipment, consu mables, and accessories for various industrial and commercial applications. The Construction Products segment produces engineered fastening systems and solutions. The Specialty Products segment provides beverage packaging equipment and consumables, product coding and marking equipment and consumables, and appliance components and fasteners. The company distributes its products directly to industrial manufacturers, as well as through independent distributors. Illinois Tool Works Inc. was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Glenview, Illinois.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Technology and Industrials are our favorite ways to buy cyclical MO. Specifically, we see the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) as an attractive pre-breakout idea and a likely candidate to lead the S&Ps secular advance over the coming years. Buy ideas at the stock level include: Accenture (ACN), Broadcom (AVGO), Microsoft , Texas Instruments (TXN),Visa (V),Yahoo! (YHOO). We also recommend buying the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI) which is reversing its year-long downtrend and in position for new highs over the coming months, in our view. Buy ideas at the stock level include: Honeywell International, Ingersoll-Rand (IR), Illinois Tool Works (ITW), 3M, Southwest Airlines (LUV), Xylem (XYL). Underlined stocks are fundamentally-rated Outperform at Oppenheimer.
Top 10 Up And Coming Stocks To Own For 2016: 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 Up And Coming Stocks To Own For 2016: Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp.(TIK)
Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. designs, manufactures, and sells avionics test and measurement solutions for the commercial air transport, general aviation, and government/military aerospace and defense markets in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Avionics Government and Avionics Commercial. It provides instruments to test, measure, calibrate, and repair a range of airborne navigation and communication equipment. The companys products comprise AN/USM-708 and AN/USM-719, which are communications/navigation radio frequency avionics flight line testers; TS-4530, an identification friend or foe test set; and AN/ARM-206, an intermediate level TACAN test set. It also offers calibration and repair services. The company sells its products directly or through distributors. Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
- [By Monica Gerson]
General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $3.86 billion. Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $420.05 million. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $2.03 per share on revenue of $847.79 million. Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $2.40 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion. Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $692.48 million. Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $94.64 million. UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.34 per share on revenue of $366.28 million. Exfo Inc (NASDAQ: EXFO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $60.87 million. OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $205.40 million. 8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $11.60 million. Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE: PKE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $35.30 million. Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $24.00 million. Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $56.87 million. Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) is estimated to post earnings for the latest quarter. Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEMD) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.20 per share. Ossen Innovation Co Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: OSN) is projected to post ea