Samsung hasn’t revealed when it will start selling the Galaxy Round in the U.S. market.
LONDON (CNNMoney) Samsung unveiled the world’s first smartphone with a curved screen Wednesday, hoping the new design will improve comfort and convenience for users.
The Galaxy Round, with a 5.7 inch display, will be available in Korea starting Thursday.
Samsung (SSNLF) did not provide details on prices or when it will be available in others countries.
The announcement comes in the same week that rival LG (LPL) said it will start mass-producing a flexible curved smartphone screen that will go on sale next year.
Both Samsung and LG have been working on curved designs for some time, and each company offers high-end televisions with curved screens that are designed to create an immersive television experience.
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Guggenheim CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust (FXA)
Guggenheim CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust, formerly The CurrencyShares Australian Dollar Trust, is a grantor trust. The Trust issues shares (the Shares) in blocks of 50,000 (a Basket) in exchange for deposits of Australian Dollars and distributes Australian Dollars in connection with the redemption of Baskets. The investment objective of the Trust is for the Shares to reflect the price of Australian Dollars plus accrued interest, if any, less the expenses of the Trust’s operations. The Shares are intended to offer investors an opportunity to participate in the market for the Australian Dollar through an investment in securities. The Shares are bought and sold on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Arca like any other exchange-listed security.
The Trust holds Australian Dollars and, from time to time, issues Baskets in exchange for deposits of Australian Dollars and distributes Australian Dollars in connection with redemptions of Baskets. The Sponsor of t he Trust oversees the performance of the Trustee and the Trust’s principal service providers. The Sponsor is Rydex Specialized Products LLC. The Sponsor is responsible for payment of administrative and marketing expenses. The Bank of New York Mellon serves as the Trustee. The Trustee is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Trust, including keeping the Trust’s operational records. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., London Branch is the Depository.
- [By Fede Zaldua]
The easiest way to go short Australia’s currency and long the US dollar is through selling Australian dollar’s ETF, the Currency Shares Australian Dollar Trust (FXA), which is still held by John Keeley. Even when the ETF is down by 15% since 2013 started, I believe there is still significant downside potential for the currency.
- [By Dr. Duru]
So, the slight change of wording in the first sentence of the statement is important in that it could be a precursor to other upside adjustments in the RBA’s language. If this happens, the Australian dollar (FXA) could take off…exactly what the RBA does not want. In fact, its desire to contain the currency must underlie the strained attempts to contain enthusiasm over the economy.
- [By Dr. Duru]
The closest real justification for the rate cut comes via the stubbornly high exchange rate of the Australian dollar (FXA) and low credit demand:
The exchange rate, on the other hand, has been little changed at a historically high level over the past 18 months, which is unusual given the decline in export prices and interest rates during that time. Moreover, the demand for credit remains, at this point, relatively subdued.
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Littelfuse Inc.(LFUS)
Littelfuse, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells circuit protection devices for use in the automotive, electronic, and electrical markets in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company offers electronic circuit protection products, such as fuses and protectors, positive temperature coefficient resettable fuses, varistors, polymer electrostatic discharge suppressors, discrete transient voltage suppression diodes, TVS diode arrays and protection thyristors, gas discharge tubes, and power switching components, as well as fuseholders, blocks, and related accessories under PICO II, and NANO2 SMF, TECCOR, SIDACtor, and Battrax brand names. It offers its electronic circuit protection products for use in wireless telephones, consumer electronics, computers, modems, telecommunications equipment, telephones, data transmission lines, and alarm systems. The company also provides automotive fuses that are used in automobiles, trucks, buses, and off-road equipment to protec t electrical circuits and the wires that supply electrical power to operate lights, heating, air conditioning, radios, windows, and other controls, as well as offers fuses for the protection of electric and hybrid vehicles. It markets its automotive fuse products under ATO, MINI, MAXI, MIDI, MEGA, MasterFuse, JCASE, and CablePro brand names. In addition, Littelfuse manufactures various low-voltage and medium-voltage circuit protection products, such as power fuses that are used in the protection from over-load and short-circuit currents in motor branch circuits, heating and cooling systems, control systems, lighting circuits, and electrical distribution networks to electrical distributors and their customers in the construction, original equipment manufacturers, and industrial maintenance and repair and operating supplies markets. Littelfuse sells its products through direct sales force and manufacturers? representatives. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
- [By Rich Smith]
Littelfuse (NASDAQ: LFUS ) has signed an agreement to acquire Key Safety Systems’ Hamlin subsidiary for $145 million in cash, Littelfuse announced Monday.
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: Adcorp Holdings Ltd (ADR)
Adcorp Holdings Limited (Adcorp) is an investment holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries and associates, is engaged in providing, recruitment, human capital management and training services and business process outsourcing. It is organized into three operating divisions: group central costs, traditional resourcing business and new generation business. The group central costs division includes the items of income and expenditure related to Adcorp Holdings Limited, Group marketing, corporate social investment, shared services and the central head office. The traditional resourcing business includes blue-collar flexible resourcing services (including nursing), white-collar flexible-resourcing services, independent contracting and permanent recruitment services. In October 2013, Adcorp Holdings Ltd acquired Labour Solutions Australia. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Yiannis Mostrous]
Keppel has already secured about 20% of its annual sales target, suggesting that 2014 could be another strong year for the company. Trading at 10.2 times earnings and 1.9 times book value, Keppel’s American depositary receipt (ADR) rates a buy up to US$18.00.
- [By Rich Bieglmeier]
JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ:JASO) will hold a conference call on Monday, March 17, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (8:00 p.m. Beijing/Hong Kong Time), to discuss the Company’s fourth quarter and full year 2013 results. The Company will release its fourth quarter and full year 2013 results before the market opens that same day.
- [By Patricio Kehoe]
The Latin American brewer industry can be fiercely competitive, and the market is shared among only a few players. While Ambev SA (ADR) (ABEV) dominates the Brazilian beer market, United Breweries Company Inc. ADR (CCU) is Chile’s largest brewer (with about 80% of the market’s share) and No. 2 in the Argentine market, behind Quilmes, which owns 75% of that market. With investment gurus Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) and Manning & Napier Advisors buying the company’s shares this past quarter, I believe this company’s business model is worth a deeper look.
- [By Muhammad Bazil]
Altria Group Inc (MO) is a producer of cigarettes and other tobacco related products. Two of its competitors include; British American Tobacco (ADR) (BTI) and Imperial Tobacco Group Plc (ADR) (ITYBY)
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: dELIA*s Inc.(DLIA)
dELiA*s, Inc. operates as a direct marketing and retail company in the United States. It offers a collection of apparel, dresses, swimwear, roomwear, footwear, outerwear, and key accessories primarily for teenage girls. The company sells its products through direct mail catalogs, Websites, and mall-based specialty retail stores under the dELiA*s brand name. As of January 29, 2011, it operated 114 dELiA*s retail stores. The company also markets and sells branded junior apparel, dresses, accessories, swimwear, footwear and outerwear primarily to young women through catalogs and Internet under the Alloy brand name. dELiA*s, Inc. was founded in 1997 and based in New York, New York.
- [By Eric Volkman]
dELIA*s (NASDAQ: DLIA ) is now a lighter company following the divestment of one of its brand lines. The company announced that it has sold its Alloy subsidiary to HRSH Acquisitions, which is conducting business under the name Alloy Apparel and Accessories. dELIA*s was paid $3.7 million in cash for the unit, and the buyer will assume roughly $3.1 million in liabilities.
- [By Sean Williams]
Don’t fight history
Sometimes we just have to remember as investors that there isn’t room enough for every company to succeed. Thus enters dELiA*s (NASDAQ: DLIA ) , an online and mail catalog retailer that markets apparel to teenage girls and young women.
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Watch Right Now: United Online Inc.(UNTD)
United Online, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides consumer products and services over the Internet in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company operates in three segments: FTD, Content and Media, and Communications. The FTD segment provides floral and related products, including occasion gifts, bath and beauty products, jewelry, wine, fruit and other gift baskets, chocolates, and stuffed animals to consumers and retail florists, as well as to other retail locations offering floral and related products and services primarily through the ftd.com, interflora.co.uk, and interflora.ie Web sites and various telephone numbers. This segment also offers a suite of products and services that enable its floral network members to receive, send, and deliver floral orders. The Content and Media segment provides online nostalgia products and services under the Memory Lane, Classmates, StayFriends, and Trombi brands; and loyalty marketing services under the MyPoint s brand. The Communications segment offers dial-up Internet access under the NetZero and Juno brands, as well as broadband, email, Internet security services, and Web hosting services. United Online, Inc. also offers Internet marketing services for advertisers. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Woodland Hills, California.
- [By Magic Diligence]
Let’s take a look at the 5 MFI stocks that have fallen 25% or more this year and quickly review the circumstances surrounding them.
United Online (UNTD) – down 27.5%
Much of United Online’s appeal was due to its over 4% dividend yield, but the company announced in late January that it would be discontinuing its dividend to focus on growth initiatives. This follows itsNovember spin-off of FTD, which leaves United with 3 cash producing but declining businesses: Classmates.com, NetZero, and Juno. NetZero Mobile Broadband is an interesting product but one with a lot of competition from the carriers. Frankly, the dividend has been the main attraction for some time, and without it this is a declining company with a fair bit of debt. That does not make for the most attractive option. PASS.
- [By John Udovich]
As we head towards Black Friday, small cap specialty retail stocks United Online, Inc (NASDAQ: UNTD), TravelCenters of America LLC (NYSE: TA) and MarineMax, Inc (NYSE: HZO) have the distinction of being the best performing small cap specialty retail stocks for this year (according to Finviz.com) with gains of 181.2%, 123.8% and 71.8%, respectively. With those returns in mind, what are these small cap specialty retail stocks doing right and will the performance last through the all important holiday season? Here is what new and existing investors and traders alike need to know or consider:
- [By Lisa Levin]
United Online (NASDAQ: UNTD) shares gained 41.93% to touch a new 52-week high of $12.27 after the company completed the tax-free spin off of FTD Companies.
- [By Seth Jayson]
United Online (Nasdaq: UNTD ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 30. Here’s what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict United Online’s revenues will expand 0.5% and EPS will decrease -23.8%.