Top 5 Building Product Companies To Buy For 2017

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On January 12, Kevin Kelly of Recon Capital Partners suggested that traders should purchase a put spread in Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT). Since then the stock rallied and he lost the premium that he paid for the put spread.

Kelly is still bearish on the stock and he said on Bloomberg Markets that traders should take another shot at Caterpillar. He thinks that it would be a good idea to buy the August 70 put and sell the August 57.5 put for a net premium of $3.60.

The trade breaks even at $66.40 or 8.33 percent lower than the current price. If the stock drops 20 percent to $57.5, he can make the maximal profit of $8.90.

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Top 5 Building Product Companies To Buy For 2017: 21Vianet Group, Inc.(VNET)

 

21Vianet Group, Inc. provides carrier-neutral Internet data center services to Internet companies, government entities, blue-chip enterprises, and small- to mid-sized enterprises in the Peoples Republic of China. It offers hosting and related services to house servers and networking equipment in its data centers, and connects them through a data transmission network; and other hosting related value-added services. The companys hosting and related services include managed hosting services that offer data center space to customers servers and networking equipment and provide tailored server administration services; and interconnectivity services that allow customers to connect their servers with Internet backbones and other networks through its border gateway protocol network or single-line, dual-line, or multiple-line network. Its hosting and related services also comprises content delivery network services; cloud service s that enable businesses to run their applications over the Internet using its IT infrastructure; virtual private network services; and value-added services, such as firewall, server load balancing, data backup and recovery, data center management, server management, and backup server services. In addition, the company provides traffic charts and analysis, gateway monitoring for servers, domain name system setup, defense mechanism against distributed denial of service attacks, basic setting of switches and routers, and virus protections; managed network services that allow customers to transmit data across the Internet through its hosting area network and data transmission network; route optimization services; and wired broadband services. As of December 31, 2014, it operated 16 self-built and 73 partnered data centers located in approximately 30 cities in China with 21,522 cabinets. It has strategic partnerships with Microsoft Corporation and IBM. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Beijing, the Peoples Republi! c of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    21Vianet Group Inc (NASDAQ: VNET) shares rose 5.88 percent to $15.30 in the pre-market trading session as the company reported a $388 million investment by TUS Holdings.

Top 5 Building Product Companies To Buy For 2017: Albemarle Corporation(ALB)

 

Albemarle Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets engineered specialty chemicals worldwide. The companys Performance Chemicals segment offers brominated flame retardants under the Saytex brand; mineral-based flame retardants under the Martinal and Magnifin brands; and elemental bromine, alkyl bromides, inorganic bromides, brominated powdered activated carbon, and bromine fine chemicals that are used in chemical synthesis, oil and gas well drilling and completion fluids, mercury control, paper manufacturing, water purification, beef and poultry processing, and various other industrial applications. This segment also provides tertiary amines for surfactants, biocides, disinfectants, and sanitizers; aluminum oxides for use in various refractory, ceramic, and polishing applications; plastic and other additives comprising curatives; and supplies fine chemistry products and performance chemicals for pharmaceutical and agri cultural use, as well as offers custom manufacturing, research, and chemical scale-up services for companies. Its Catalyst Solutions Segment provides refinery catalysts, such as hydroprocessing catalysts, fluidized catalytic cracking catalysts, and additives. This segment also offers performance catalyst solutions, including organometallic co-catalysts and metallocene components and co-catalysts; single-site catalysts; Ziegler-Natta catalysts under the Advantage brand; electronic materials consisting of metal organic products and other products; and chemical catalysts used in the chemical industry. The company serves petroleum refining, consumer electronics, construction, automotive, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, crop protection, food safety, and custom chemistry service markets. Albemarle Corporation was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.86 per share on revenue of $814.80 million.

    Markit Ltd (NASDAQ: MRKT) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $293.62 million.

Top 5 Semiconductor Stocks To Own For 2017: CVR Partners LP(UAN)

CVR Partners, LP engages in the production of nitrogen fertilizers including ammonia and urea ammonium nitrate. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Sugar Land, Texas. CVR Partners, LP operates as a subsidiary of CVR Energy, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

    Going forward I will be looking to add investments on my watchlist and trim other positions. It will be interesting to see how an overweight commodity portfolio will perform relative to the rest of the market.

     Cost Basis# SharesCurrent Price% of PortfolioCurrent ValueReturnMetal/Miners      Sprott Physical Gold Trust (PHYS)$12.4985$11.043.75%$938.40-13.13%Sprott Physical Silver Trust (PSLV)$7.95125$8.744.37%$1,092.509.04%FreePort-McMoran (FCX)$31.6731$33.874.20%$1,049.976.50%Ishares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF (RING)$13.0695$10.644.04%$1,010.80-22.74%Energy      Statoil ASA(STO)$21.7940$22.683.63%$907.203.92%Vanguard Natural Resources LLC (VNR)$27.5636$27.874.01%$1,003.321.11%ConocoPhillips (COP)$63.6822.43$71.006.37%$1,592.5310.31%Agriculture      CVR Partner LP (UAN)$26.3630.9$18.932.34%$584.94-39.25%Adecoagro$6.78125$7.443.72%$930.008.87%Archer-Daniels Midland (ADM)$34.80 30$37.244.47%$1,117.206.55%Mixed Commodity      Powershares DB Commodity Index (DBC)$26.3540$25.954.15%$1,038.00-1.54%Sprott Resource Corp$3.34400$2.714.34%$1,084.00-23.25%    Total % of portfolio49.40%               Cost Basis12,666.00      Current Value12,348.86      Return-2.50%  Source: Investing For The Future Surge In Commodity Prices

    Disclosure: I am long ADM, FCX, UAN, AGRO, RING, VNR, SCPZF.PK, COP, DBC, PHYS, PSLV. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. (More…)

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, basic materials shares declined by 1.82 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included CVR Partners LP (NYSE: UAN), down 10 percent, and Resolute Forest Products Inc (NYSE: RFP), down 9 percent.

  • [By Robert Rapier]

    Enter CVR Partners LP (NYSE: UAN), the only company in the US to produce fertilizer from petroleum coke (petcoke). Petcoke is a byproduct of petroleum refining, and prices are usually set off coal prices, since these two products compete in the same niche. Thus the same dynamics that currently threaten the distributions of Rentech Nitrogen Partners and Terra Nitrogen Company play in CVR Partners’ favor.

Top 5 Building Product Companies To Buy For 2017: Energy XXI Ltd.(EXXI)

 

Energy XXI Ltd engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of oil and natural gas properties onshore in Louisiana and Texas, and on the Gulf of Mexico. As of June 30, 2015, the company had net proved reserves of 183.5 million barrels of oil equivalent. It operated or had an interest in 567 gross producing wells on 388,199 net developed acres, including interests in 52 producing fields. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Energy XXI Ltd (NASDAQ: EXXI) were down 72 percent to $0.181 after the company announced that it and some of its subsidiaries have entered into a Restructuring Support Agreement (RSA) with holders of more than 63 percent of its secured second lien 11.0 percent notes. Energy XXI added that in order to implement the terms of the RSA, it has commenced cases under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code.

Top 5 Building Product Companies To Buy For 2017: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)

 

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry primarily in the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, the Asia Pacific, and West Africa regions. It operates through three segments: Well Intervention, Robotics, and Production Facilities. The company engineers, manages, and conducts well construction, intervention, and abandonment operations in water depths ranging from 200 to 10,000 feet; and operates remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), trenchers, and ROVDrills for offshore construction, maintenance, and well intervention services. It also offers Well intervention; intervention engineering; production enhancement; inspection, repair and maintenance of production structures, trees, jumpers, risers, pipelines and subsea equipment; and life of field support. In addition, the company provides reclamation and remediation services; well plugging and abandonment serv ices; pipeline abandonment services; and site inspections. Further, it engages in the installation of subsea pipelines, flowlines, control umbilicals, manifold assemblies, and risers; burial of pipelines; installation and tie-in of riser and manifold assembly; commissioning, testing, and inspection; and cable and umbilical lay and connection. Additionally, the company offers oil and natural gas processing services to oil and natural gas companies; and fast response system services. It serves independent oil and gas producers and suppliers, pipeline transmission companies, alternative energy companies, and offshore engineering and construction firms. The company was formerly known as Cal Dive International, Inc. and changed its name to Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. in March 2006. Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1979 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, energy shares fell by 1.01 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE: HLX), down 11 percent, and CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE: CRR), down 10 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, energy shares gained by 2.70 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE: DNR), up 14 percent, and Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE: HLX), up 16 percent.