Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Stocks are within striking distance of reclaiming the all-time high reached less than two months back, with the pullback resulting concerns that the Fed was getting ready to pare back its QE program. We will get more clarity on the Fed question this afternoon with the release of the minutes of the Fed’s June meeting. Also at play in today’s session are renewed concerns about China’s growth outlook after another weak economic reading – this time about that country’s exports.
The stock market’s ability to claw back its losses over the last few weeks despite the persistent rise in benchmark treasury yields, is very impressive. My sense is that these gains will prove sustainable only if they reflect investors’ collective judgment that an improved economic outlook trumps less Fed QE and somewhat higher interest rates. But if the market’s gains reflect the hope that ‘Tapering’ was not imminent, then we may be at risk of giv ing all of these back in the coming days.
Top 5 Clean Energy Companies To Own For 2014: NTELOS Holdings Corp.(NTLS)
NTELOS Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides wireless communications services to consumers and businesses primarily in Virginia and West Virginia, as well as parts of Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Kentucky. It primarily offers wireless digital personal communications services, such as wireless voice and data products and services, and roaming/travel services under the NTELOS Wireless brand name. The company also provides wholesale network services to Sprint Nextel in the western Virginia and West Virginia area for various Sprint CDMA wireless customers. As of March 6, 2012, its wireless retail business had approximately 415,000 postpay and prepaid subscribers. The company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Waynesboro, Virginia.
- [By Lauren Pollock]
Ntelos Holdings Corp.(NTLS) said it had settled disputes with Sprint Corp.(S) related to the companies’ strategic network alliance. The settlement resolves a dispute over the reset of data rates that began in the fourth quarter of 2011, as well as unrelated billing disputes raised in the third quarter of 2012. Shares of Ntelos were up 9.7% at $17.50 in after-hours trading.
Top 5 Clean Energy Companies To Own For 2014: Broadcom Corporation(BRCM)
Broadcom Corporation designs and develops semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. It provides a portfolio of system-on-a-chip (SoC) and software solutions for the manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices, which enable the delivery of voice, video, data, and multimedia content to the home, office, and mobile environment. Its broadband communications products include cable modem SoCs; femtocell SoCs; MPEG/AVC/VC-1 encoders and transcoders; xDSL, passive optical network, and cable modem customer premises equipment and central office solutions; powerline networking SoCs; digital cable, direct broadcast satellite, terrestrial, and Internet protocol (IP) set-top box integrated receiver demodulators; high definition television and standard definition TV SoCs; and Blu-ray disc SoCs. The company?s mobile and wireless products comprise Wi-Fi and Bluetooth SoCs, wireless connectivity com bo chips, global positioning system SoCs, multimedia processors, applications processors, power management units, VoIP SoCs, mobile TV SoCs, and near field communications tags. Its infrastructure and networking products include Ethernet copper transceivers, Ethernet controllers and switches, backplane and optical front-end physical layer devices, security processors and adapters, and broadband processors. The company markets and sells its products through direct sales force, distributors, and manufacturers? representatives in the United States, as well as through regional offices, and a network of independent distributors and representatives in Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.
- [By Marc Bastow]
Global semi-conductor solutions provider Broadcom (BRCM) raised its quarterly dividend 9.1% to 12 cents per share, payable on Mar. 3 to shareholder of record as of Feb. 14.
BRCM Dividend Yield: 1.59%
- [By Paul Ausick]
Short interest in Broadcom Corp. (NASDAQ: BRCM) rose 17.3% to 12.33 million shares. That is 2.2% of the total float. Broadcom is scheduled to report results on Thursday, and analysts estimate EPS at $0.57 on revenues of $2.02 billion. Both figures are below last year’s totals.
Top 5 Clean Energy Companies To Own For 2014: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company(RRD)
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company provides pre-media, printing, logistics, and business process outsourcing products and services to private and public sectors worldwide. The company operates primarily in the commercial print portion of the printing industry, with related product and service offerings designed to offer customers solutions for communicating their messages to target audiences. Its products and related service offerings include magazines, catalogs, retail inserts, books, directories, financial print, direct mail, forms, labels, office products, statement printing, pre media, and logistics services. The company also offers business process outsourcing services that comprise transactional print and outsourcing services, statement printing, direct mail, and print management services; and product configuration, customized kitting, and order fulfillment for technology, medical device, and other companies. It distributes its products to end-users through the United Sta tes postal services, retail channels, electronically, or by direct shipment to customer facilities. R.R. Donnelley & Sons was founded in 1864 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
R.R. Donnelley & Sons (RRD) has gained 5.7% to $19.85 after the commercial printing company reported better-than-forecast earnings.
Aeropostale (ARO) has jumped 3.6% to $7.19 after Bloomberg reported that the struggling retailer was working out its options with Barclays assistance.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYSE: HOT) reported a gain in its third-quarter core earnings and lifted its full-year earnings forecast. To read the full news, click here. Procera Networks (NASDAQ: PKT) and Skyfire, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opera Software, today announced a joint solution and partnership to tackle the rapid growth of video traffic on global mobile networks, based on an open, scalable ICAP architecture. To read the full news, click here. R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NASDAQ: RRD) and Consolidated Graphics (NYSE: CGX) jointly announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement by which RR Donnelley will acquire Consolidated Graphics, a provider of digital and commercial printing, fulfillment services, print management and proprietary Internet-based technology solutions. To read the full news, click here. Dunkin’ Brands Group (NASDAQ: DNKN) reported a 36% rise in its third-quarter income. To read the full news, click here.
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- [By Eric Volkman]
RR Donnelley (NASDAQ: RRD ) will pay a quarterly dividend of $0.26 per share of its common stock on June 3 to shareholders of record as of April 26, the company announced this week.
Top 5 Clean Energy Companies To Own For 2014: AbbVie Inc (ABBV)
AbbVie Inc. (AbbVie), incorporated on April 10, 2012, is a research-based pharmaceuticals company. The Company discovers, develops, and commercializes advanced therapies. AbbVie’s portfolio of products include a line of adult and pediatric pharmaceuticals, which includes HUMIRA, metabolics/hormones products, virology products, endocrinology products, dyslipidemia products and other products.
AbbVie products are used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), cystic fibrosis complications, low testosterone, thyroid disease, Parkinson’s disease and complications associated with chronic kidney disease, among other indications. In October 2012, AbbVie initiated a comprehensive Phase III program for hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype one.
- [By Susan J. Aluise]
Four of the fund’s top five holdings are the same as IBB — it has AbbVie (ABBV) instead of REGN — but the top five account for more than 42% of BIPSX’s holdings.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
[Gilead] believes that they have the dominant regimen [in Sovaldi] with greater convenience, high efficacy, and no breakthrough/resistance. [AbbVie (ABBV)] did show v low levels (~>1%) of breakthrough. They also think [AbbVie] is competitive enough to NOT compete on a dramatically lower price. Mgmt thinks it’s hard to speculate on who will use the [AbbVie] regimen. In their experience in HIV competitors have found ways to take some small share, for example sometimes hospitals split use of drugs. One difference in Ph3 programs & potential doc detailing points is that [AbbVie] did a separate cirrhotic trial (Turquoise-II) vs. Gilead that included cirrhotics (~15%) in their study. Company still believes 90% is achievable, but not a prediction.
Top 5 Clean Energy Companies To Own For 2014: OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Inc.(OGXI)
OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the development and commercialization of new cancer therapies that address treatment resistance in cancer patients. The company?s clinical stage products include Custirsen, a phase III clinical stage product for treatment in men with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer; OGX-427, which is in phase II clinical development stage is designed to inhibit heat shock protein 27; and SN2310 that completed phase I stage of clinical development is designed to evaluate safety in patients with advanced cancer. Its pre clinical stage products include GX-225 that is focused on reducing the production of IGFBP-2 and IGFBP-5; and CSP-9222, lead compound from a family of caspase activators. OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is based in Bothell, Washington.
- [By John McCamant]
2014 is shaping up to be the most important year for OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals (OGXI), and, we believe, it can very well represent a major inflection point for the company with positive Synergy results.