Citigroup bond analyst Murali Ganti and team consider the impact of Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ (VRX) statement regarding its attempt to modify its bond covenants…
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On 03/30/16, Valeant launched its Credit Agreement amendment process to extend the filing deadlines for filing its FY 2015 10-K to 05/31/16 from 04/29/16 and its 1Q 2016 10-Q to 07/31/16. Along with the filing extensions, the company is also looking to waive the cross-default language related to Valeants bond indentures for not filing its FY 2015 10-K by 03/15/16 (the deadline for filing per the bond indentures). Furthermore, Valeant is also looking to amend its Minimum Interest Coverage Ratio Covenant, which was set to step up to 3.00x from 2.25x with the start of 2Q 2016, as well as to adjust its definition of Consolidated EBITDA to increase the amount of permitted add-backs related to a number of items such as restructuring expenses, transaction expenses and debt amendment fees…
Top 5 Beverage Companies To Buy Right Now: NQ Mobile Inc.(NQ)
NQ Mobile Inc. provides mobile Internet services in the Peoples Republic of China and internationally. The company provides products and services in the areas of mobile security, privacy, optimization, personalized cloud, and family protection. It operates through two segments, Consumer and Enterprise. The company offers NQ Mobile Security, a mobile security product that protects users mobile data from viruses, malware, hackers, and spyware; NQ Mobile Vault, which helps users control pictures, videos, contacts, SMS, and call logs; Android Booster and Super Task Killer that tune users smart devices to achieve optimum performance; NQ Family Guardian, which allows parents to monitor and protect their childrens smart device activities; and cloud security SDK that allows third-party developers to incorporate the function to their applications and products. It also provides mobile entertainment applications and platforms, including Showself Live Video, a live mobile social video platform, which facilitates real-time video shows, enables mobile users to interact and socialize with hosts, and offers a series of in-show mobile games; Showself Desktop, a personalized interactive and programmable mobile desktop application that offers dynamic and themed-wallpaper, and desktop applications; and Showself Music Radar, which provides automatic audio content recognition services, as well as publishes mobile games for third-parties. In addition, NQ Mobile Inc. offers enterprise mobility solutions and services, including system management, application development, business intelligence, and maintenance services, as well as provides advertising and customer support services. The company was formerly known as NetQin Mobile Inc. and changed its name to NQ Mobile Inc. in April 2012. NQ Mobile Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Beijing, the Peoples Republic of China.
- [By Lisa Levin]
On Thursday, telecommunications services shares gained by 0.42 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), up 4 percent, and NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: NQ), up 2 percent.
- [By Belinda Cao]
Oberweis China Opportunities Fund (OBCHX), the best-performing U.S.-based fund investing in Chinese stocks, said Internet companies from NQ Mobile Inc. (NQ) to Qihoo 360 Technology Co. (QIHU) will extend a rally after jumping more than three-fold this year.
- [By Lisa Levin]
NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: NQ) shares dropped 16 percent to $3.88 after the company issued an update on the FL Mobile divestment. NQ Mobile is expected to report Q4 financial results on March 21, 2016.
Top 5 Beverage Companies To Buy Right Now: General Motors Company(GM)
General Motors Company designs, builds, and sells cars, crossovers, trucks, and automobile parts worldwide. The company operates through GM North America, GM Europe, GM International Operations, GM South America, and GM Financial segments. It markets its vehicles primarily under the Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Opel, Holden, Vauxhall, Baojun, Jiefang, and Wuling brand names. The company also sells cars and trucks to dealers for consumer retail sales, as well as to fleet customers, including daily rental car companies, commercial fleet customers, leasing companies, and governments. In addition, it offers connected safety, security and mobility solutions, and information technology services. The company, through its subsidiary, General Motors Financial Company, Inc., provides automotive financing services. General Motors Company was founded in 1897 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.
- [By Tim Beyers]
And what of Ford Motor (NYSE: F ) and General Motors (NYSE: GM ) ? Have they been hurt by the trend? Not according to the latest data. U.S. automakers reported a 12% increase in sales in August, with both Ford and GM eclipsing the average.
- [By WALLSTCHEATSHEET.COM]
General Motors continues to change its business as it looks to entice companies and consumers with its new and improved vehicles. Bank of America and RBC Capital Markets are acquiring a significant amount of shares in the company, which may help boost investors’ confidence. The stock has been rising in the last several quarters and is now trading near highs for the year. Over the last four quarters, earnings have been decreasing while revenues have been increasing which has pleased investors. Relative to its peers and sector, General Motors has been a weak year-to-date performer. Look for General Motors to OUTPERFORM.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Citigroup’s Itay Michaeli and Justin Barell see the announcement that Volkswagen is investing in Uber-competitor Gett as one more sign that there’s a lot more going on in autos than just selling cars. They explain why that’s good news for General Motors (GM) and Ford Motor (F):
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Shares of Tesla Motors have gained 3.6% to $215.04 at 1:39 p.m. today, while Ford Motor (F) has dipped 0.2% to $13.26, and General Motor (GM) is unchanged at $31.26.
Top Shipping Companies To Own For 2017: Sohu.com Inc.(SOHU)
Sohu.com Inc. provides online media, search, and game services on personal computers (PCs), mobile devices, and tablets in the Peoples Republic of China. It operates brand advertising business that offers advertisements on its Websites to companies; sohu.com, which provides online news and information; m.sohu.com mobile portal and Sohu News APP, a mobile phone application; tv.sohu.com, which offers online video service; and focus.cn that provides online real estate information. The companys search and search-related business provides Sogou Input Method software to input Chinese characters on PCs and mobile devices; Sogou browser; Sogou Web Directory, a Web directory navigation site for PCs; Sogou Search, a proprietary search engine; and Sogou Browser for PCs and mobile devices, as well as offers pay-for-click services and online marketing services for advertisers. In addition, its online game business offers interactive on line games, mobile games, and Web games for game players. Further, the companys platform channel business owns and operates various Web properties and software applications, including 17173.com, an information portal for game players; RaidCall, which provides online music and entertainment services; and the Dolphin Browser, a gateway to a host of user activities on mobile devices. Additionally, it provides mobile-related services and mobile products; Internet value-added services; and cinema advertising services. The company was formerly known as Internet Technologies China Incorporated and changed its name to Sohu.com Inc. in September 1999. Sohu.com Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Beijing, the Peoples Republic of China.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Sohu.com Inc (NASDAQ: SOHU) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.57 per share on revenue of $406.50 million.
Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE: BOH) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.99 per share on revenue of $149.88 million.
Top 5 Beverage Companies To Buy Right Now: Buenaventura Mining Company Inc.(BVN)
Compa帽铆a de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., a precious metals company, engages in the exploration, mining, and processing of gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper metals in Peru. The company operates five directly operating mining units, including Uchucchacua, Orcopampa, Julcani, Mallay, and Breapampa; and two mining unites that are under development stage comprising Tambomayo and San Gabriel. It also owns interests in Colquijirca-Marcapunta, Tantahuatay, and La Zanja mines, as well as Tantahuatay, Yanacocha and Cerro Verde mines. In addition, the company provides electrical transmission services; energy generation services through hydroelectric plants; and geological, engineering, design, and construction consulting services to the mining sector, as well as engages in chemical processing activities. Compa帽铆a de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Lima, Peru.
- [By Sally Jones]
Buenaventura Mining Company Inc. (BVN)
Down 70% over 12 months, Buenaventura Mining Company Inc. has a market cap of $2.95 billion, and trades with a P/E of 6.70.
Top 5 Beverage Companies To Buy Right Now: J & J Snack Foods Corp.(JJSF)
J & J Snack Foods Corp. (J & J), incorporated in 1971, manufactures nutritional snack foods and distributes frozen beverages. The Company operates in three business segments: Food Service, Retail Supermarkets and Frozen Beverages. It is a manufacturer of soft pretzels in the United States, Mexico and Canada. The Company sells other products, including soft drinks, funnel cakes under the FUNNEL CAKE FACTORY brand name and smaller amounts of various other food products. The Company markets its products across the nation to the food service and retail supermarket industries.
The Company sells its soft pretzels under the brand names, such as PRETZEL FILLERS, PRETZELFILS, GOURMET TWISTS, MR. TWISTER, SOFT PRETZEL BITES, SOFTSTIX, SOFT PRETZEL BUNS, TEXAS TWIST,BAVARIAN BAKERY,SUPERPRETZEL BAVARIAN, NEW YORK PRETZEL, KIM & SCOTT’S GOURMET PRETZELS and SERIOUSLY TWISTED!. The Company’s frozen juice treats and desserts are marketed primarily under the LUIGI’S, WHOLE F RUIT, PHILLY SWIRL, ICEE and MINUTE MAID brand names. The Company’s churros are sold primarily under the TIO PEPE’S, CALIFORNIA CHURROS and OREO brand names. The Company’s dough enrobed handheld products are marketed under the PATIO, SUPREME STUFFERS and SWEET STUFFERS brand names, and under private labels. The Company’s bakery products are marketed under the MRS. GOODCOOKIE, READI-BAKE, COUNTRY HOME, MARY B’S and DADDY RAY’S brand names, and under private labels. Its bakery products include primarily biscuits, fig and fruit bars, cookies, breads, rolls, crumb, muffins and donuts.
The Company’s food service segment is engaged in selling primary products, such as soft pretzels, frozen juice treats and desserts, churros, dough enrobed handheld products and baked goods. Its customers in the food service segment include snack bars and food stands in chain, department and discount stores; malls and shopping centers; casual dining restaurants ; fast food outlets; stadiums and sports arenas; leisure and! theme parks; convenience stores; movie theatres; warehouse club stores, and schools, colleges and other institutions. Within the food service industry, its products are purchased by the consumer primarily for consumption at the point-of-sale.
The primary products sold to the retail supermarket channel are soft pretzel products, including SUPERPRETZEL, frozen juice treats and desserts, including LUIGI’S Real Italian Ice, MINUTE MAID Juice Bars and Soft Frozen Lemonade, WHOLE FRUIT frozen fruit bars and sorbet, PHILLY SWIRL cups and sticks, ICEE Squeeze-Up Tubes, and dough enrobed handheld products, including PATIO burritos. Within the retail supermarket channel, its frozen and prepackaged products are purchased by the consumer for consumption at home.
The Company sells frozen beverages to the food service industry primarily under the names ICEE, SLUSH PUPPIE and PARROT ICE in the United States, Mexico and Canada. It also provides repair and maintenance service to customers for customers’ owned equipment.
- [By Monica Gerson]
J & J Snack Foods Corp (NASDAQ: JJSF) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.78 per share on revenue of $231.58 million.
Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE: NBR) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.33 per share on revenue of $630.85 million.