The Internet is about to undergo a growth spurt.
Hundreds of new Net domains will go live this year, driving an almost 50-fold increase over the long-standing 22 domains such as “.com” and “.net.”
Some of the Net address endings, or new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) as they are known, have already gone live in recent days including “.guru” and “.singles.” And several non-English domains including the Chinese characters for “network” just became operational, followed by another wave of generic domains — among them “.camera” and “.gallery” — up for grabs starting Wednesday.
This unprecedented increase in Net domains promises a wave of opportunities for online identity building. “For the first time in a long, long time, you are going to have relevant short identities for your online presence,” says Mason Cole, spokesman at Donuts, a Bellevue, Wash.-based Net registry that plans to launch more than 100 new domains this year.
Top 5 High Dividend Companies To Watch For 2015: LDK Solar Co. Ltd.(LDK)
LDK Solar Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of photovoltaic (PV) products; and development of power plant projects. It offers solar-grade and semiconductor-grade polysilicon; and multicrystalline and monocrystalline solar wafers to the manufacturers of solar cells and solar modules. The company also provides wafer processing services to monocrystalline and multicrystalline solar cell and module manufacturers; and sells silicon materials, such as ingots and polysilicon scraps. In addition, it engages in the production and sale of solar cells and modules to developers, distributors, and system integrators; and design and development of solar power projects in Europe, the United States, and China, as well as provides engineering, procurement, and construction services. LDK Solar Co., Ltd. operates in Europe, the Asia Pacific, and North America. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Xinyu City, t he People?s Republic of China.
- [By Aaron Levitt]
Both Suntech and Chaori Solar have already filed, while LDK (LDK) is in the process of doing so and delisting from the NYSE.
All of this negative activity doesn’t inspire a whole lot of confidence in Chinese solar stocks. For investors, the best course of action could be to bail on the sector completely or at least move out of individual names and into a broad play like the TAN or Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (KWT).
- [By Jonathan Yates]
For investors looking to profit from shorting stocks in the sector, JA Solar Holdings (NASDAQ: JASO) and LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK) are both vulnerable. For those looking to go long, Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM) is very strong in natural gas, which is expected to increase its market share, according to a recent report from the Department of Energy.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Big Earnings Movers: Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) is up 8.7% at $88.05 following positive results and a raised outlook. Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is down 6% at $15.45 as the bookseller watches its revenue slide. JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: JASO) is down 10.3% at $XX on a mixed earnings report and LDK Solar Co. Ltd. (NYSE: LDK) is flat at $1.60.
Top 5 High Dividend Companies To Watch For 2015: Grifols SA (GRFS)
Grifols SA is a Spain-based company engaged in the healthcare sector. The Company is involved in the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of medical solutions for hospitals, which include plasma-derived therapies, as well as diagnosis and pharmaceutical products. Its activities are structured in four segments: Bioscience, which focuses on the research for obtaining new therapies and solutions aimed at patients who suffer from illnesses stemming from plasma deficits; Diagnostic, which comprises the research, development and marketing of diagnostic products for clinical laboratories, Hospital, which offers ready-to-use pharmaceutical preparations and products for clinical nutrition; and Raw Materials, which includes sales of biological products and services. The Company is a parent of Grupo Grifols. In March 2013, the Company acquired a 60% stake in Progenika Biopharma SA. On January 9, 2014, the Company acquired a diagnostic unit from Novartis International AG. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Monica Wolfe]
Grifols SA (GRFS)
Paulson’s fourth largest holding is in Grifols SA where he maintains 19,838,107 shares of the company’s stock. His holdings make up for 3.9% of his total portfolio as well as for 5.77% of the company’s shares outstanding.
- [By Monica Wolfe]
Grifols SA (GRFS)
Paulson’s fourth largest holding is in Grifols SA where he holds on to 19,786,279 shares of the company’s stock. His position in the company represents 4% of his total portfolio and 5.76% of the company’s shares outstanding.
Top 5 High Dividend Companies To Watch For 2015: Pharmaxis Ltd (PXS)
Pharmaxis Ltd is a pharmaceutical company that researches, develops and commercializes therapies for undertreated respiratory diseases. Its therapeutic interests include lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and asthma, as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases such as chronic bronchitis and pulmonary fibrosis. The Company’s products include Aridol and Bronchitol. The Company’s Aridol product is a lung function test. The product is designed to identify twitchy or hyper-responsive airways and to assist in diagnosing and managing asthma. Aridol is approved for sale in Australia, European countries, South Korea and the United States. is a drug designed to reduce the amount of mucus build-up in the lungs of patients suffering from chronic respiratory conditions. The Company develops Bronchitol for diseases including cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis and chronic bronchitis. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Trista Kelley]
Science in Sport Ltd. broke away from its parent company, Provexis Plc (PXS), and began trading today after an initial public offering as the maker of nutritional sports gels rides a surge in Britain’s Lycra-clad cyclists.
Top 5 High Dividend Companies To Watch For 2015: Nanometrics Incorporated(NANO)
Nanometrics Incorporated provides high-performance process control metrology systems used primarily in the fabrication of integrated circuits, high-brightness LEDs, data storage devices, and solar photovoltaics. It offers automated metrology systems that provide optical critical dimension, thin film metrology, and wafer stress for transistor and interconnect metrology applications; the Lynx cluster metrology platform for use in wafer metrology applications, including optical critical dimension, overlay, and thin film process control; and integrated metrology systems, which provide near real-time measurements. The company’s automated and integrated systems are also used in various process control applications, including dimension and film thickness measurement, device topography, and defect inspection, as well as used in the analysis of other film properties, such as optical, electrical, and material characteristics. Its process control solutions are deployed in the fabrica tion process from front-end-of-line substrate manufacturing to high-volume production of semiconductors and other devices, and to wafer-scale packaging applications. The company sells its metrology and inspection systems directly and through original equipment manufacturer channels to semiconductor manufacturers and equipment suppliers, and producers of high-brightness-LEDs, solar photovoltaics, data storage devices, silicon wafers, and photomasks worldwide. Nanometrics Incorporated was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
- [By Steve Symington]
What: Shares of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ: NANO ) popped more than 10% during Wednesday’s intraday trading, then settled to close up 7% after the company turned in better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings.
Top 5 High Dividend Companies To Watch For 2015: Fuwei Films(Holdings)
Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, distribution, and export of plastic film using the biaxially-oriented stretch technique in China. The company offers its biaxially oriented polyethylene terephthalate (BOPET) film under the ?Fuwei Films? brand name primarily for use in flexible packaging, printing, laminating, and aluminum-plating applications, as well as in electrical and electronic uses. Its products include printing base film used in printing and lamination applications; stamping foil base film and transfer base films used for the packaging of luxury items, such as cigarettes and alcohol; metallization film or aluminum plating base film used for vacuum aluminum plating for flexible plastic lamination; high-gloss film used for aesthetically enhanced packaging purposes; and heat-sealable film used for construction, printing, and heat sealable bags making. The company?s products also comprise laser ho lographic base film used as anti-counterfeit film for food, medicine, cosmetics, cigarettes, and alcohol packaging; dry film used in circuit boards production, and for nameplate and crafts etching; and heat shrinkage film used for special-shaped packaging for alcohol, cans, mineral water, and cleaning products. It exports its products to packaging customers and distributors primarily in Europe, Asia, and North America. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Weifang, China. As of May 1, 2011, Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co., Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Weifang State-owned Assets Operation Administration Company.
- [By Adam Haigh]
Among stocks that fell, Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) Ltd. (551), a supplier of shoes to Nike Inc. and Adidas AG, sank 12 percent to HK$23.80. The company said its first-quarter results showed a “significant downturn” compared with a year earlier and this could adversely affect interim performance.