Last Friday, the SEC formally filed civil charges against Steven A. Cohen that could ultimately bar him from the financial industry. Today, the SEC scheduled Cohen’s hearing, which will take place Aug. 26 at the SEC’s D.C. headquarters, rather than a courtroom.
According to Bloomberg, the Wall Street billionaire has seen his SAC Capital Advisors group of hedge funds return a remarkable 25% per year since 1992, as Cohen himself was charging record 50% fees on the sizable profits each year.
The SEC isn’t actually charging Cohen himself with insider trading or securities fraud; it claims only that Cohen failed to supervise underlings as they engaged in what the SEC claims was blatant insider trading. This is the first time the SEC has gone after Cohen directly; SAC Capital, however, has had a tough year with regulators, ponying up more than $600 million — a record penalty — in March to settle a separate SEC case claiming SAC traded using privileged information.
After hearing testimony on Aug. 26, an administrative judge will issue a decision, which can then be appealed. The repercussions could be dire for Cohen, whom the SEC is seeking to “ban from the financial industry for life,” according to Bloomberg. Lawyers for the hedge fund titan were quick to fire back against the SEC charges, circulating a memo on Monday to SAC employees that vehemently denied wrongdoing and called the claims “baseless,” according to The Wall Street Journal, which obtained a copy of the detailed denial.
Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2015: Sedex Mining Corp (SDN)
Sedex Mining Corp. is a resource exploration-stage company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and exploration of exploration and evaluation assets. The Company’s Elephant Lake property is approximately 100 kilometers south of Timmins Ontario which has produced over 67 million ounces of gold. The Nickel North property lies approximately 22 kilometers northwest of the Kidd Creek Mine. The Kidd Creek Mine has produced over 115,000,000 tons of ore averaging 2.2% copper (Cu), 7.25% zinc (Zn), 0.28% lead (Pb) and 147.43 g/t silver (Ag)). Nordica property lies 55 kilometers southeast of Timmins, a prolific gold producing camp with. The property also lies approximately 24 kilometers southeast of Langmuir Township, a well known nickel belt with four known nickel deposits and GCR’s recent W4 nickel discovery. Advisors’ Opinion:
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Avago had inherited the Axxia Networking business after acquiring semiconductor player LSI Corp. last December. LSI’s Axxia portfolio included communication processors or chips that are used in switches and routers for high-performance networking, particularly software-defined-networking (SDN). Axxia chips help data center and enterprise network in transferring information efficiently.
- [By Vinay Singh]
The old guard is struggling to revive growth in its age-old performing segments that include switching and routing equipment. While CEO John Chambers has shown excessive optimism in the new “Internet of Everything” concept, investors are still in confusion over the actual potential of the business idea and the way that Cisco is going to leverage this opportunity. Besides the mentioned skepticism, analysts and investors are cognizant of the threat posed by Software Defined Networking (SDN).
- [By Eshna Basu]
Juniper is increasingly becoming active in the “software defined networking” (SDN) field to make its presence felt in the booming data center space, where it is still a small player.
Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2015: Grupo Televisa S.A.(TV)
Grupo Televisa, S.A.B., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a media company in Mexico and internationally. It operates in seven segments: Television Broadcasting, Pay Television Networks, Programming Exports, Publishing, Sky, Cable and Telecom, and Other Businesses. The Television Broadcasting segment engages in the production of television programming and broadcasting of channels 2, 4, 5, and 9; and production of television programming and broadcasting for local television stations in Mexico and the United States. The Pay Television Networks segment provides programming services for cable and pay-per-view television companies in Mexico, as well as other countries in Latin America, the United States, and Europe. The Programming Exports segment offers international licensing of television programming. The Publishing segment primarily publishes Spanish-language magazines in Mexico, the United States, and Latin America. The Sky segment provides direct-to-home broadcas t satellite pay television services in Mexico, Central America, and the Dominican Republic. The Cable and Telecom segment operates a cable and telecommunication system in the Mexico City metropolitan area. This segment provides data and long-distance services solutions to carriers and other telecommunications service providers through its fiber-optic network in Mexico and the United States; basic and premium television, pay-per-view, and telephone services. The Other Businesses segment engages in sports and show business promotion, soccer, feature film production and distribution, Internet, gaming, radio, and publishing distribution operations. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.
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Within Mexico, the picture is somewhat cloudy. AMX has indicated it prefers to sell the bulk of the assets to a single buyer in order to create a competitor strong enough to appease Mexican regulators. That could mean that Telefonica steps up and increases its presence in Mexico, though Bloomberg reported that broadcasting juggernaut Grupo Televisa (TV) could be the strongest contender.
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Earnings Releases Expected: Grupo Televisa S.A (NYSE: TV) Economic Releases Expected: Japanese current account, eurozone investor confidence, Spanish industrial production, German industrial production
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Grupo Televisa (TV)
Over the past quarter the most gurus held on to Grupo Televisa S.A.B. There were twelve guru owners with seven gurus making buys last quarter and eight making sells. These gurus hold a combined weighting of 7.07%.
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Calling all cash flows
When you are trying to buy the market’s best stocks, it’s worth checking up on your companies’ free cash flow once a quarter or so, to see whether it bears any relationship to the net income in the headlines. That’s what we do with this series. Today, we’re checking in on Grupo Televisa (NYSE: TV ) , whose recent revenue and earnings are plotted below.
Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2015: Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc.(IRWD)
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. discovers, develops, and commercializes medicines targeting therapeutic needs. The company is developing Linaclotide, a first-in-class compound that is in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation, chronic constipation, and other lower gastrointestinal conditions. It also focuses on the research and development of early stage product candidates and preclinical research in various therapeutic areas, including gastrointestinal disease, pain and inflammation, respiratory disease, and cardiovascular disease. The company has a collaboration agreement with Forest Laboratories, Inc. to jointly develop and commercialize linaclotide in North America; a license agreement with Almirall, S.A. to develop and commercialize linaclotide in Europe; and a license agreement with Astellas Pharma Inc. that provides Astellas Pharma with the right to develop and commercialize linaclotide in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia. It serves patients, payors, and healthcare providers. The company was formerly known as Microbia, Inc. and changed its name to Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in April 2008. Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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And it’s not just Gilead that Meacham is feeling good about. He’s also optimistic about Biogen Idec (BIIB), Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (IRWD) and Alexion Pharmaceiticals (ALXN):
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Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IRWD) Reached the 3-year Low of $10.02
The prices of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IRWD) shares have declined to close to the 3-year low of $10.02, which is 51.0% off the 3-year high of $19.67.
Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2015: Evolution Petroleum Corporation Inc. (EPM)
Evolution Petroleum Corporation, an independent petroleum company, together with its subsidiaries, acquires, exploits, and develops properties for the production of crude oil and natural gas in the United States. It primarily holds interests in the Holt Bryant Unit in the Delhi Field located in Northeast Louisiana. The company also has interests in the Giddings Field in Central Texas; the Lopez Field in South Texas; and the Woodford shale projects in Southeast Oklahoma. As of June 30, 2013, it had total proved reserves of 13,766 MBOE; and probable reserves of 11,224 MBOE. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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For holders of Evolution Petroleum’s (NYSEMKT: EPM ) perpetual non-convertible 8.5% Series A cumulative preferred stock, investors will receive 1/12th of the 8.5% annualized amount, or approximately $0.177083 per share, based on the $25.00 per share liquidation preference.
Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2015: ServiceSource International Inc.(SREV)
ServiceSource International, Inc. manages the service contract renewals process of maintenance, support and subscription agreements for technology and technology-enabled healthcare, and life sciences companies. The company provides end-to-end management and optimization of the service contract renewals process, including data management, quoting, selling, and service revenue business intelligence. It offers an integrated solution that consists of Service Revenue Intelligence Platform, a data warehouse of transactional, analytical, and industry data that provides insight into the business; service sales teams working under its customers? brands; and Service Revenue Performance Suite, a suite of cloud applications. The company?s cloud applications include Analytics Cloud, which provides customers with dashboards to view and analyze service revenue performance; Service Sales Cloud that provides renewals analytics and pipeline management used by service sales teams; and Chan n el Sales Cloud, which offers channel partners and resellers with online access to their specific renewals opportunities and their performance. Its cloud applications also comprise eCommerce Cloud that provides self-service capabilities to end customers through a secure online portal; Installed Base Intelligence Cloud, which offers a single repository to analyze the data, to flag anomalies and missing data elements, and to identify cross-sell and up-sell opportunities; and Dynamic Quoting Cloud that provides an easy-to-use tool for sales representatives and channel partners to create and modify service renewal quotes. The company sells its solutions directly through sales representatives in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. ServiceSource International, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Colorado, Tennessee, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Malaysia, and Si ngapore.
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ServiceSource (NASDAQ: SREV) shares were also down, falling 32.48 percent to $4.22 as the company missed on earnings and caught a downgrade from CLSA from Buy to Underperform.
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What: Shares of Servicesource International Inc (NASDAQ: SREV ) plunged nearly 33% Friday after the recurring-revenue-management company turned in disappointing first-quarter results.
- [By Evan Niu, CFA]
What: Shares of ServiceSource (NASDAQ: SREV ) have soared by as much as 24% today after the company reported first-quarter earnings.
So what: Revenue in the first quarter totaled $61.1 million, higher than the $60.4 million consensus estimate. The non-GAAP net loss of $1.5 million, or $0.02 per share, was also better than the $0.04-per-share loss that investors were expecting. The company inked four new Renew OnDemand subscription deals during the quarter.
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Service Source International Inc. (NASDAQ: SREV) is a small cap name with big possibilities. The company provides recurring revenue management contracts maintenance, support and subscription for technology and technology-enabled health care and life sciences companies. The consensus price objective for the stock is $14.