Top 5 Diversified Bank Stocks To Invest In 2016

Wolfe Research’s Scott Group and team aren’t worried too much about FedEx’s (FDX) earnings, which are scheduled to be released next Wednesday. They are worried about 2017, however. In a note released yesterday, they explain why:

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FedExwill report F3Q EPS on Wed. (3/16) and were lowering our EPS modestly to $2.27 vs. current Cons. of $2.35. We think expectations are low for FedExs report as mgmt has cautioned about a tough y/y fuel comp. However, winter weather was benign this year, jet fuel prices fell slightly sequentially, global airfreight vols have been a little stronger to begin the year, andFedEx has ramped up share buybacks. So we dont see as much risk of a large miss as we believe some expect…

The Bigger Risk Could Be F17. Our reduced F16 EPS of $10.50 is still within FedExs guidance of $10.40-$10.90, so we thinkFedEx could keep its full-year view unchanged. However, we expect focus will start shifting to F17, and our $11.25 estimate is 6% below Cons. With a smaller benefit from FedExs Express restructuring and without y/y tailwinds from fuel and DIM pricing, we think it will be tough forFedEx to reach double-digit EPS growth next year…

Top 5 Diversified Bank Stocks To Invest In 2016: 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 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 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…)

Top 5 Diversified Bank Stocks To Invest In 2016: EQT Corporation(EQT)

EQT Corporation (EQT), incorporated on June 10, 2008, is an energy company. The Company operates through two business segments: EQT Production and EQT Midstream. EQT Production is a natural gas producer in the Appalachian Basin with over 10 trillion cubic feet equivalent (Tcfe) of natural gas, natural gas liquid (NGL) and crude oil reserves across approximately 3.4 million acres, including approximately 630,000 gross acres in the Marcellus play. EQT Midstream provides gathering, transmission and storage services for the Company’s produced gas and for the independent third parties across the Appalachian Basin.

EQT Production Business Segment

The Company’s EQT Production segment conducts lateral horizontal and completion drilling in the Appalachian Basin. EQT Production’s properties are located in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia. EQT Production encompasses all of the Company’s acreage of proved developed and undeveloped natural ga s and oil producing properties. The Company’s proved reserves total over 10 Tcfe, consisting of proved developed producing reserves of approximately 5.8 Tcfe, proved developed non-producing reserves of approximately 0.5 Tcfe and proved undeveloped reserves of approximately 3.7 Tcfe. The Company commenced drilling operations on approximately 160 gross horizontal wells with an aggregate of approximately 868,000 feet of pay in the Marcellus, including Upper Devonian, play. The Company’s wells located in Pennsylvania are primarily in Marcellus formations with depths ranging from 5,000 feet to 8,000 feet. Its wells located in West Virginia are primarily in Marcellus and Huron formations with depths ranging from 2,500 feet to 6,500 feet. Its wells located in Kentucky are primarily in Huron formations with depths ranging from 2,500 feet to 6,000 feet. Its wells located in other areas are in Coalbed Methane (CBM), Utica and Permian formations with depths ranging from 2,000 feet to 1 3,500 feet. EQT Production owns and leases office space in P! ennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Texas.

EQT Midstream Business Segment

EQT Midstream owns or operates approximately 8,250 miles of gathering lines and approximately 180 compressor units with approximately 255,000 horsepower of installed capacity, as well as other general property and equipment. The Company’s EQT Midstream assets are located in the Marcellus and Utica Shales in southwestern Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. EQT Midstream’s transmission and storage system includes approximately 900 miles of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulated interstate pipeline that connects to over seven interstate pipelines and multiple distribution companies. EQT Midstream’s transmission and storage system is supported by approximately 20 natural gas storage reservoirs with approximately 660 million cubic feet (MMcf) per day of peak delivery capability and approximately 50 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of working gas capacity. EQT Midst ream owns and leases office space in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky. EQT Midstream’s gathering system volumes are transported to over four interstate pipelines: Columbia Gas Transmission, East Tennessee Natural Gas Company, Dominion Transmission and Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joel South and Taylor Muckerman]

    In today’s segment, Joel South talks about an intriguing development from EQT Corp. (NYSE: EQT  ) and Green Field Services, where the companies drilled a multistage fracked natural gas well in the Marcellus shale using 100% field natural gas. Using natural gas from close wells instead ofdieselto power rigs could be another game changer as oil and gas companies continue to increase drilling efficiencies and thereby significantly lower costs.

  • [By Gary Jakacky]

    On the other hand, our economy shows more strength by the day. Oil prices remain stuck in a five year range. Natural gas prices are testing new lows: successful fracking techniques recently announced by EQT Corporation (EQT) in Seeking Alpha (10/17/2013 @ 2:29 PM on Market Currents) could cut over $1.5 billion from the costs of drilling for gas, as well as assuage "environmentalist" concerns about fracking. Fuel is a major cost for transportation companies. So maybe IYT can catch a third breath?

Hot Beverage Companies To Invest In 2016: Fossil Inc.(FOSL)

Fossil, Inc. designs, develops, markets, and distributes fashion accessories worldwide. It offers a line of fashion watches under its proprietary brands, such as FOSSIL, MICHELE, RELIC, and ZODIAC; and through licensed brands, including ADIDAS, BURBERRY, DIESEL, DKNY, EMPORIO ARMANI, MARC BY MARC JACOBS, and MICHAEL KORS. The company designs, markets, and arranges for the manufacture of watches and accessories on behalf of certain mass market retailers, companies, and organizations as private label products or as premium and incentive items for use in various corporate events. It also provides various fashion accessories for men and women, including handbags, belts, small leather goods, jewelry, and sunglasses through company owned retail stores, department stores, and specialty retail stores, as well as over the Internet and through catalogs. In addition, the company sells a line of soft accessories, such as hats, gloves, and scarves, as well as a handbag collection. Furt her, it offers apparel comprising jeans, outerwear, fashion tops and bottoms, and tee shirts for men and women through company-owned stores, as well as over the Internet and through catalogs. Additionally, the company provides footwear products, including sport court sneakers, authentic casuals, dress classics, and boots for men, as well as fashionable flats, heels, wedges, and boots for women. Fossil, Inc., through a license agreement with the Safilo Group, manufactures, markets, and sells optical frames under the FOSSIL and RELIC brand names in the United States and Canada. As of August 9, 2011, it had approximately 360 company-owned and operated retail stores. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Richardson, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ: FOSL) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $666.60 million.

    Nokia Corp (ADR) (NYSE: NOK) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $6.24 billion.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ: FOSL) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $666.60 million. Fossil Group shares declined 0.76 percent to close at $39.42 on Friday.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ: FOSL) reported downbeat results for its first quarter and issued a weak earnings forecast for the current quarter. Fossil shares tumbled 30.92 percent to $27.70 in pre-market trading.

Top 5 Diversified Bank Stocks To Invest In 2016: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

 

Foot Locker, Inc. operates as an athletic shoes and apparel retailer. The company operates in two segments, Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. The Athletic Stores segment retails athletic footwear, apparel, accessories, and equipment under various formats, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction, and SIX:02, as well as Runners Point, and Sidestep. As of January 30, 2016, it operated 3,383 primarily mall-based stores in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The Direct-to-Customers segment sell athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, team licensed products, and private-label merchandise through Internet Websites, mobile sites, and catalogs. This segment operates sites for eastbay.com, final-score.com, eastbayteamsales.com, and sp24.com, as well as footlocker.com, ladyfootlocker.com, six02.com, kidsfootlocker.com, champssports.com, footaction.com, footlock er.ca, footlocker.eu, runnerspoint.com, and sidestep-shoes.com. The company also provides franchise licenses to operate its Foot Locker stores in the Middle East and the Republic of Korea; and Runners Point Germany. It operates 64 franchised stores. The company was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) reported in-line quarterly earnings, but the company’s revenue came in slightly short of analysts’ expectations.

    Foot Locker’s quarterly earnings advanced 7.8 percent to $1.39 per share from $1.29 per share in the same quarter preceding year. Street analysts also predicted the company to earn $1.39 a share.

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) is expected to report its first-quarter numbers on May 20, and Susquehanna expects EPS of $1.38, a penny below the Street's view. The brokerage also noted that the retailer is the least affected by Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) within the retail sector.

  • [By Jeroen Jongbloed]

    Foot Locker (FL) is a retailer of athletic shoes and apparel which operates 3369 stores in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New-Zealand. On July 10th 2013, it completed its acquisition of Runners Point Group. In today’s article, I will be looking at FL’s revenue, net income, dividend and valuation. At certain points, I will use DSW, Inc. (DSW) and Shoe Carnival, Inc. (SCVL) for comparison.

Top 5 Diversified Bank Stocks To Invest In 2016: CA Inc.(CA)

CA Technologies, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, delivers, licenses, and supports information technology (IT) management software products that operate on a range of hardware platforms and operating systems. It offers enterprise IT management software for organizations that addresses components of the computing environment, including people, information, processes, systems, networks, applications, and databases. The company provides a portfolio of mainframe and distributed software products with a focus on mainframe, service assurance, security (identity and access management), project and portfolio management, service management, virtualization and service automation, and cloud computing. It serves banks, insurance companies, other financial services providers, government agencies, manufacturers, technology companies, retailers, educational organizations, and health care institutions worldwide. CA Technologies offers its solutions through its d irect sales force and indirectly through global systems integrators, technology partners, managed service providers, solution providers, distributors and volume partners, and exclusive representatives. The company was formerly known as CA, Inc. and changed its name to CA Technologies in May 2010. CA Technologies was founded in 1974 and is based in Islandia, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.57 per share on revenue of $989.52 million.

    Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $3.65 billion.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Analysts are expecting CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA) to have earned $0.57 per share on revenue of $989.52 million in the latest quarter. CA shares declined 0.10 percent to $30.12 in after-hours trading.