Top 5 Healthcare Equipment Companies To Invest In 2015


3-dimensional printing pioneer 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD  ) grew its business 31% last quarter — but it’s not stopping there. On Wednesday, 3D announced it’s planning to grow through acquiring Phenix Systems, a maker of direct metal selective laser sintering 3-D printers.

3D has signed an agreement to buy an 80% interest in France-based Phenix, which specializes in the additive manufacturing of metal and ceramic machine parts. The company’s printers are capable of printing parts in stainless steel, tool steel, super alloys, non-ferrous alloys, alumina, and even in precious metals, for a variety of uses in the aerospace, automotive, and medical device industries.


After acquiring its initial 80% stake in July, 3D says it intends to make a takeover bid to acquire the remaining 20% of Phenix shares. 

Phenix Systems is listed on the Alternext stock exchange in France, where its shares closed at $7.55 on Tuesday. 3D said in its statement that the maximum price it will pay for its initial 80% stake in Phenix is 13 euros (about $17) per share. This suggests that negotiations as to price are still in progress, but that the maximum total price that might be paid for the first tranche of shares is $15.25 million. The total company value implied, therefore, is $19.06 million. Phenix Systems is currently unprofitable, cash flow-negative, and generated revenues of only $6.1 million over the past year.

Top 5 Healthcare Equipment Companies To Invest In 2015: Orkla ASA (ORK)


Orkla ASA is a Norway-based company active in various sectors. The Company’s operations are structured into two segments: Branded Consumer Goods and Other Businesses. The Branded Consumer Goods segment is divided into five units: Orkla Foods, which comprises the Company’s food businesses in the Nordic region and the Baltics; Orkla Confectionery, which comprises five branded consumer goods businesses which serve the Nordic region and the Baltics as their home markets; Orkls Home & Personal consists of five branded consumer goods businesses, including Lilleborg, Lilleborg Profesjonell, the Axellus Group, Pierre Robert Group and House Care; Orkla Food Ingredients cover product categories, including margarine, marzipan, bread improvers and mixes, and yeast, and Orkla International includes branded consumer goods companies outside the Nordic region and the Baltics. The Other Businesses segment covers the Company’s operation in aluminum, real estate and hydropower sectors, am ong others. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jonathan Morgan]

    Orkla ASA (ORK), the Norwegian industrial conglomerate transforming itself into a consumer-goods producer, slumped 11 percent to 46.78 kroner, the largest drop since November 2011. The company reported second-quarter pretax profit of 514 million kroner ($86 million), missing estimates of 965 million kroner in a Bloomberg survey of analysts.

Top 5 Healthcare Equipment Companies To Invest In 2015: BPZ Resources Inc (BPZ)

BPZ Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, focuses on the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas in Peru and Ecuador. It owns rights and license agreements for oil and gas exploration and production covering approximately 2.2 million acres in 4 blocks in northwest Peru and off the northwest coast of Peru in the Gulf of Guayaquil. The company also owns a 10% non-operating net profits interest in an oil and gas producing property located in the southwest region of Ecuador. As of December 31, 2011, it had estimated net proved oil reserves of 34.7 million barrels (MMBbls) of crude oil or other liquid hydrocarbons, including 27.8 MMBbls were in the Corvina field and 6.9 MMBbls were from the Albacora field located in northwest Peru. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    BPZ Resources Inc. (NYSE: BPZ) may be a small cap investor’s dream stock to buy. Its first well drilled in the Corvina field since 2010 was spudded in late July and likely will take about 12 weeks. It will take another week or so to achieve a stabilized flow rate before results are reported to the market, which means it will not expect to hear anything until November. The Raymond James price target for the stock is $4.50, the same as the consensus target.

Top 5 Healthcare Equipment Companies To Invest In 2015: Super Micro Computer Inc.(SMCI)


Super Micro Computer, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and provides high performance server solutions based on modular and open-standard architecture. The company offers a range of rackmount, workstation, storage, graphic processing unit, and blade server systems, as well as subsystems and accessories used by distributors, original equipment manufacturers, and end customers to assemble server systems. It provides server options with single, dual, and quad CPU capability supporting Intel Pentium and Xeon multi-core architectures; and server systems based on AMD dual and quad Opteron. The company also offers server subsystems and accessories, including server boards, and chassis and power supplies. In addition, it sells other system accessories, such as microprocessors, memory, and disc drives. The company sells its server systems, and server subsystems and accessories through distributors, including value added resellers, system integrators, and original equip ment manufacturers, as well as through its direct sales force primarily in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Super Micro Computer, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.


Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Shares of Super Micro Computer Inc.(SMCI) jumped 17% to $22.09 premarket after the servers maker reported better-than-expected profit and sales growth for the fiscal third-quarter. Super Micro also issued a rosy outlook for the fiscal fourth quarter.

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Super Micro Computer (NASDAQ: SMCI) shares were also up, gaining 11.50 percent to $21.13 after the company reported upbeat FQ3 results and issued a strong Q4 forecast.

  • [By Lauren Pollock]

    Super Micro Computer Inc.’s(SMCI) fiscal second-quarter profit more than doubled as the servers maker reported a double-digit jump in sales and higher gross margins. The latest results topped Super Micro’s expectations and the company issued a rosy outlook for the fiscal third quarter. Shares surged 12% to $20.79 premarket.

Top 5 Healthcare Equipment Companies To Invest In 2015: China Sunergy Co. Ltd.(CSUN)

China Sunergy Co., Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells solar cells and solar modules. It offers monocrystalline and multicrystalline silicon solar cells; and standard P-type solar cells and HP solar cells, as well as emitter cells. The company sells its products to module manufacturers, system integrators, and distributors. It sells solar cells and modules under CSUN and CEEG brand names primarily in Europe, the People?s Republic of China, India, South Korea, Australia, and the Untied States The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Nanjing, the People?s Republic of China.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    China Sunergy (NASDAQ: CSUN  ) results for the company’s fiscal Q4 and 2012 have been released. For the quarter, total sales were $54.4 million, less than half the $110.8 million the firm posted in the same period the previous year. Net loss, meanwhile, was steeper at $70.5 million ($5.27 per diluted American Depositary Share), compared to Q4 2011’s red figure of $49.6 million ($3.71).

Top 5 Healthcare Equipment Companies To Invest In 2015: Austin Engineering Ltd (ANG)

Austin Engineering Limited is engaged in the manufacture, repair, overhaul and supply of mining attachment products, general steelwork structures and other associated products and services for the industrial and resources-related business sectors. The Company operates in four segments: Australia, which includes mining equipment, other products and repair and maintenance services; Americas, which includes mining equipment and other products, consisting of North America and South America; Asia, which includes Indonesia for mining equipment and other products, and the Middle East, which includes aluminum smelter equipment and products. In October 2013, Austin Engineering Limited completed the acquisition of the business of Servigrut. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Julia Leite]

    South African miners rallied after a recovery in gold prices. The FTSE/JSE Africa All-Share Index climbed 1.5 percent in Johannesburg, with Harmony Gold Mining Co. (HAR) and AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (ANG) adding at least 5.2 percent.