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Top 5 New Companies To Own For 2016: Dominion Resources, Inc.(D)
Dominion Resources, Inc. produces and transports energy in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Dominion Virginia Power (DVP), Dominion Generation, and Dominion Energy. The DVP segment engages in regulated electric transmission and distribution operations that serve residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Virginia and North Carolina. The Dominion Generation segment is involved in electricity generation through coal, nuclear, gas, oil, hydro, and renewable sources; and related energy supply operations. It also comprises generation operations of the companys merchant fleet and energy marketing, and price risk management activities for its assets. The Dominion Energy segment engages in regulated natural gas distribution operations, gas transmission pipeline and storage operations, natural gas gathering and processing activities, and liquefied natural gas operations. As of De cember 31, 2015, the companys portfolio of assets included approximately 24,300 megawatts of generating capacity; 6,500 miles of electric transmission lines; 57,300 miles of electric distribution lines; 12,200 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering, and storage pipelines; and 22,000 miles of gas distribution pipelines. It served approximately 5 million utility and retail energy customers in 14 states; and operated underground natural gas storage systems with approximately 933 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. In addition, the company sells electricity at wholesale prices to rural electric cooperatives, municipalities, and into wholesale electricity markets. Dominion Resources, Inc. was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
- [By Jim Jubak, Senior Markets Editor, MoneyShow.com]
A big part of that is Wednesday’s news that the US Department of Energy had approved a permit for Dominion Resources (D) to export liquefied natural gas from an existing liquefied natural gas import terminal in Maryland.
- [By Shauna O’Brien]
JP Morgan reported on Friday that it has raised its rating on energy producer Dominion Resources, Inc. (D).
The firm has upgraded D from “Neutal” to “Overweight,” and has given the company a $68 price target. This price target suggests a 12% increase from Thursday’s closing price of $59.78.
Analysts see midstream growth and its MLP formation adding value to existing assets.
Dominion Resources shares were up $1.02, or 1.71%, during pre-market trading Friday. The stock is up 15% YTD.
Top 5 New Companies To Own For 2016: Euro FX(P)
Ecopetrol S.A. operates as an integrated oil company in Colombia, Peru, Brazil, and the U.S. Gulf Coast. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas. As of December 31, 2010, its proved reserves of crude oil and natural gas consisted of 1,714.0 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company also transports crude oil, motor fuels, fuel oil, and other refined products, as well as mixture of diesel and palm oil. It owns transportation network consisting of 3,003 kilometers of crude oil pipeline directly, as well as an additional 2,178 kilometers of crude oil pipeline with its business partners; and 3,017 kilometers of multi-purpose pipelines for transportation of refined products from refinery to wholesale distribution points. As of the above date, Ecopetrol S.A. owned 58 stations with a nominal storage capacity of 19 million barrels of crude oil and 6 million barrels of refined products. In addition, the company owns and o perates refineries that produce a range of refined products, including gasoline, diesel, kerosene, jet fuel, aviation fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, sulfur, heavy fuel oils, motor fuels, and petrochemicals, including paraffin waxes, lube base oils, low-density polyethylene, aromatics, asphalts, alkylates, cyclohexane and aliphatic solvents, and refinery grade propylene, as well as provides industrial services to third parties. Further, it markets various refined and feed stock products, including regular and high octane gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, natural gas, and petrochemical products. The company was formerly known as Empresa Colombiana de Petroleos and changed its name to Ecopetrol S.A. in June 2003. Ecopetrol S.A. was founded in 1948 and is based in Bogota, Colombia.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Pandora Media (NYSE: P) dipped 3.08% to $23.25 in the pre-market session as the company announced its plans to sell 14 million shares of common stock, including 4 million shares from current stockholders.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Pandora Media (NYSE: P) surged 3.57% to $26.56. The volume of Pandora shares traded was 554% higher than normal. Pandora priced an underwritten public offering of 18,200,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $25.00 per share.
Best High Dividend Stocks For 2016: Intersil Corporation(ISIL)
Intersil Corporation designs and develops power management and precision analog integrated circuits (ICs) for applications in the infrastructure, industrial, automotive, military, aerospace, computing, and consumer markets. The company offers various power IC solutions for battery management, processor power management, and display power management, including power regulators, converters, and controllers, as well as integrated power modules. It also provides precision analog components, such as amplifiers and buffers, proximity and light sensors, data converters, optoelectronics, video decoders, and interface products. The company markets its products through direct sales force and a network of distributors to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, and contract manufacturers primarily in China, the United States, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Singapore, and Taiwan. Intersil Corporation was founded in 1 967 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.
- [By Scott Rubin]
Big gainers on the day included Intersil Corp (NASDAQ: ISIL), which jumped 20 percent on news of a buyout, and Medivation (NASDAQ: MDVN), which added 20 percent on a deal with Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) related to its cancer drug. Cotiviti Holdings Inc (NYSE: COTV) lost around 9 percent in the wake of a mid-day sell-off and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) fell 7 percent in the wake of a management shakeup.
Top 5 New Companies To Own For 2016: Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (The)(EL)
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., incorporated on December 9, 1976, is a manufacturer and marketer of skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Companys products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under a number of brand names, including Estee Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Origins, Le Labo, M.A.C, Bobbi Brown, La Mer and Aveda. It is also the global licensee for fragrances and/or cosmetics sold under brand names, such as Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Tom Ford and Coach. It sells its products principally through limited distribution channels to complement the images associated with its brands. These channels include points of sale consisting of upscale department stores, specialty retailers, upscale perfumeries and pharmacies and prestige salons and spas. In addition, its products are sold in freestanding Company-operated stores, its own and authorized retailer Websites, stores on cruise ships, direct response television (DRTV), in-flig ht and duty-free shops and certain fragrances are sold in self-select outlets.
As part of its strategy to diversify its distribution, the Company has been selectively opening new single-brand stores that the Company or its distributors operate. The M啪A啪C, Aveda, Jo Malone and Origins brands have been the primary focus for this method of distribution, and the Company is expanding to other brands. The Company operates approximately 940 freestanding stores and, its distributors operate approximately 370 freestanding stores worldwide. It currently sells products from 14 of its brands directly to consumers online through approximately 120 of its own e-commerce and certain of its m-commerce sites. Additionally, its products are sold on various retailer websites. Some or all of these brands are sold online in 28 countries including the following: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Brazil, Russia, Denmark, Italy, Australia, Korea, China and Japan.
The Companys range of skin! care products addresses various skin care needs for women and men. These products include moisturizers, creams, lotions, serums, cleansers, sun screens and self-tanning products, a number of which are developed for use on particular areas of the body, such as the face or the hands or around the eyes. The Company manufactures markets and sells an array of makeup products, including lipsticks, lip glosses, mascaras, foundations, eye shadows, nail polishes and powders. Many of the products are offered in an array of shades and colors. It also sells related items, such as compacts, brushes and other makeup tools.
The Company offers a range of fragrance products for women and men. The fragrances are sold in various forms, including eau de parfum sprays and colognes, as well as lotions, powders, creams and soaps that are based on a particular fragrance. The Companys hair care products are offered mainly in salons and in freestanding retail stores and include hair color and styling products, shampoos, conditioners and finishing sprays. Estee Lauder brand products consist of skin care, makeup, and fragrance products. The Companys Aramis and Designer Fragrances division creates, markets and distributes fragrance and skin care products, including Aramis, Lab Series, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan Cosmetics, Michael Kors, Coach and Ermenegildo Zegna. Clinique skin care and makeup products are marketed as part of the three-step system: cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize. Other Clinique skin care products include de-aging solutions to help prevent, halt and diminish the visible effects of sun, wind, stress and pollution, and assist in repair to help visibly restore contour, minimize the look of lines and wrinkles. Clinique also offers lines of fragrances.
Le Labo (The Lab) is a fragrance and sensory lifestyle brand with a distinct French heritage. Origins sells its products at the Companys freestanding Origins stores and through stores-within-stores (which are designed to replicate the O! rigins st! ore environment within a department store), at traditional retail counters and in perfumeries. Origins also have a license agreement to develop and sell products using the name of Dr. Andrew Weil. M.A.C products consist of a line of color-oriented, professional cosmetics and professional makeup tools targeting makeup artists and fashion-conscious consumers. The products are sold primarily through a limited number of department and specialty stores and at its freestanding M.A.C stores. The Bobbi Brown line includes color cosmetics, skin care, professional makeup brushes and tools, accessories and fragrances. Bobbi Brown products are sold through a limited number of department and specialty stores.
La Mer products primarily consist of moisturizing creams, lotions, serums and other skin care products. Aveda is a manufacturer and marketer of plant-based hair care, skin care, makeup and fragrance products. Jo Malone is a fragrance portfolio and luxury products for th e bath, body and home. Products are also available through a company catalogue, at the Companys freestanding stores, online and at a very limited group of department stores, specialty stores and perfumeries. Bumble and bumble is a New York-based hair care company with two salons that creates hair care and styling products distributed through salons and select retailers. Darphin is a Paris-based company dedicated to the development, manufacture and marketing of skin care products, which are distributed primarily through high-end independent pharmacies and specialty stores. Brands developed and marketed under the BeautyBank umbrella include FLIRT! And GoodSkin Labs.
The Company competes with LOreal S.A.; Shiseido Company, Ltd.; Beiresdorf AG; LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton; Coty, Inc.; The Procter & Gamble Company, and Avon Products, Inc.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
The 20 stocks meeting those requirements are: Ralph Lauren (RL), Time Warner(TWX), Twenty-First Century Fox(FOXA), PepsiCo(PEP), Estee Lauder(EL), Tesoro(TSO), XL(XL), Ameriprise Financial,(AMP), Unum(UNM), Merck(MRK), AbbVie(ABBV), Gilead Sciences(GILD), General Dynamics(GD), Alaska Air(ALK), United Continental(UAL), Delta Air Lines(DAL), Oracle(ORCL), eBay(EBAY), Apple(AAPL), and Centurylink(CTL).
Top 5 New Companies To Own For 2016: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated(UNH)
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated provides healthcare services in the United States. Its Health Benefits segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services to national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; and non-employer based insurance options for purchase by individuals. It also provides health and well-being services for individuals aged 50 and older; and for services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals, as well as health plans for the beneficiaries of acute and long-term care Medicaid plans. This segment offers its services through a network of 730,000 physicians and other health care professionals, and 5,300 hospitals. Its OptumHealth segment provides health, financial, and ancillary services and products that assist consumers through personalized health management solutions; benefit administration, and clinical and network management; health-based financi al services; behavioral solutions; and specialty benefits, such as dental, vision, life, critical illness, short-term disability, and stop-loss product offerings. The company?s Ingenix segment offers database and data management services, software products, publications, consulting and actuarial services, business process outsourcing services, and pharmaceutical data consulting and research services. Its Prescription Solutions segment provides integrated pharmacy benefit management services comprising retail network pharmacy contracting and management, claims processing, mail order pharmacy services, specialty pharmacy, benefit design consultation, rebate contracting and management, drug utilization review, formulary management programs, disease therapy management, and adherence programs to employer groups, union trusts, managed care organizations, Medicare-contracted plans, Medicaid plans, and third party administrators. The company was founded in 1974 and is based in Minn e tonka, Minnesota.
- [By Javier Hasse]
The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.24 percent. Among the largest gainers were Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) and UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE: UNH).
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Netflix tumbled 13% to $94.34 after gaining far fewer overseas subscribers than it had forecast. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was able to offset International Business Machines’ (IBM) 5.7% drop to $143.98 with gains from Goldman Sachs (GS), which gained 2.5% to $162.71, UnitedHealth Group (UNH), which rose 2.1% to $130.50, and Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), which advanced 1.6% to $112.67. IBM was hit by disappointing guidance, while Goldman Sachs shrugged off a low quality beat, Johnson & Johnson lifted guidance, and UnitedHealth easily topped earnings forecasts.