A steady stream of multi-factor exchange traded funds have been coming to market for over a year now. Multi-factor ETFs offer investors exposure to several investment factors – the idea being that investors don't need to time when a certain factor will perform well and when others will fall out of favor.
The Global X Scientific Beta US ETF (NYSE: SCIU), which is 14 months old, has proven, in real time, the advantages of the multi-factor structure. SCIU is part of a suite of Global X ETFs that follow “EDHEC-Risk Institute indices that target multiple factors, including low-volatility, momentum, size and value. The indices also combine the five models, including Maximum Deconcentration, Maximum Decorrelation, Efficient Minimum Volatility, Efficient Maximum Sharpe Ratio, and Diversified Risk Weighted,” according to ETF Trends.
Top Asian Companies To Invest In Right Now: Kelly Services Inc.(KELYA)
Kelly Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides workforce solutions to various industries worldwide. The company offers trained employees who work in word processing, data entry, and as administrative support staff; staff for contact centers, technical support hotlines, and telemarketing units; substitute teachers; support staff for seminars, sales, and trade shows; technicians for the technology, aerospace, and pharmaceutical industries; maintenance workers, material handlers, and assemblers; and temporary and full-time placement services, as well as direct-hire placement and vendor on-site management services. It also provides scientific and clinical research workforce solutions; chefs, porters, and hospitality representatives; manual workers to semi-skilled professionals in trade, non-trade, and operational positions; engineering professionals for various disciplines, such as aeronautical, chemical, civil/structural, electrical/instrumentation, environmen tal, industrial, mechanical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, quality, and telecommunications; and employees for creative services positions. In addition, the company offers professionals for corporate finance departments, accounting firms, and financial institutions; talent management solutions; healthcare specialists and professionals for hospitals, ambulatory care centers, HMOs, and other health insurance companies; information technology specialists; legal professionals, such as attorneys, paralegals, contract administrators, compliance specialists, and legal administrators; and mid- to senior-level search and selection services, as well as consulting services. Further, it provides recruitment process and contingent workforce outsourcing, independent contractor solutions, payroll and business process outsourcing, career transition and organizational effectiveness, and executive search services. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $1.35 billion.
Silver Standard Resources Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: SSRI) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $96.25 million.
- [By David Milstead]
One such outfit is Kelly Services (KELYA). The Troy, Mich., company places temporary employees in a variety of fields, such as law, health care, computing and finance. Although recent job reports have been strong, S&P Capital IQ analyst Michael Jaffe sees employers remaining cautious in their hiring practices and using the kind of temporary workers Kelly specializes in. Jaffe says Kelly is his top pick in the staffing sector, and he rates the stock a strong buy.
Top Asian Companies To Invest In Right Now: Peak Resorts, Inc.(SKIS)
Peak Resorts, Inc., incorporated on September 24, 1997, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns or leases, and operates day ski and overnight drive ski resorts in the United States. As of April 30, 2015, the Company operated 13 ski resorts, including five overnight drive ski resorts and eight day ski resorts located across six states, including Wildwood and Weston, Missouri; Bellefontaine and Cleveland, Ohio; Paoli, Indiana; Blakeslee and Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania; Bartlett, Bennington and Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire, and West Dover, Vermont. The Company also has an 18 hole golf course in West Dover, Vermont. In addition, it manages hotels in Bartlett, New Hampshire and West Dover, Vermont, and operates a restaurant in Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania.
As of April 30, 2015, its resorts covered an area of 1,650 acres. Its activities, services and amenities include skiing, snowboarding, terrain parks, food and beverage, tubing, dining, lodg ing, equipment rentals and sales, ski and snowboard instruction, mountain biking and other summer activities. The Company also offers non-ski activities, such as golf, roller coasters, swimming and zip rides. Its ski resorts include Hidden Valley, Snow Creek, Paoli Peaks, Mad River, Boston Mills, Brandywine, Crotched Mountain, Jack Frost, Big Boulder, Attitash, Mount Snow, Wildcat Mountain and Alpine Valley. Events hosted by the Company include Dew Tour, X-Games, Tough Mudder, SAM Cutters Camp, Transworld Trans-am Snowboard Event, Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge, Special Olympics Games, Military Salutes, and the United States National Mountain Biking Championships.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Peak Resorts Inc (NASDAQ: SKIS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.40 per share on revenue of $42.59 million.
BMC Stock Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: STCK) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $449.59 million.
5 Best Stocks To Buy Right Now: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.(JEC)
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides technical, professional, and construction services to various industrial, commercial, and governmental clients. It offers project services that include engineering, design, architectural, interiors, planning, environmental, and other services; and process, scientific, and systems consulting services, including services performed in connection with scientific testing, analysis, and consulting activities, as well as information technology, and systems engineering and integration activities. The company also provides construction services comprising traditional field construction services, modular construction activities, and direct-hire construction and construction management services; and operations and maintenance services that include services performed in connection with operating facilities on behalf of clients, as well as services involving process plant and facilities maintenance. I n addition, it provides systems integration and communication, information technology, and data security solutions for supporting the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Defense, and federal civilian customers. The companys customers include companies operating in various industries and markets, such as oil and gas exploration, production, and refining; aerospace, defense, and environmental programs; chemicals and polymers; mining and minerals; pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; infrastructure and telecommunications; buildings; power; pulp and paper; technology and manufacturing; and food and consumer products, and others. Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. provides its services through approximately 200 offices located primarily in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
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Top Asian Companies To Invest In Right Now: Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.(NM)
Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. operates as a seaborne shipping and logistics company. It focuses on the transportation and transshipment of dry bulk commodities, including iron ore, coal, and grains. It operates in two segments, Dry bulk Vessel Operations and Logistics Business. The Dry bulk Vessel Operations segment engages in the transportation and handling of bulk cargoes through the ownership, operation, and trading of vessels, freight, and forward freight agreements. This segment charters its vessels to trading houses, producers, and government-owned entities. The Logistics Business segment operates ports and transfer station terminals; handles vessels, barges, and push boats; and operates upriver transport facilities in the Hidrovia region. This segment provides its integrated transportation, storage, and related services through its port facilities, fleet of dry and liquid cargo barges, and product tankers to mineral and grain commodity providers, as well as users of refined petroleum products. The companys fleet consists of 66 vessels totaling 6.6 million deadweight tons. It operates in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and internationally. Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. is based in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NM) is expected to report a quarterly loss at $0.37 per share on revenue of $101.51 million.
Pure Storage Inc (NYSE: PSTG) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.23 per share on revenue of $138.13 million.