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Top Japanese Stocks To Buy Right Now: Renishaw PLC (RSW)
Renishaw plc is a metrology company. The Company is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of advanced precision metrology and inspection equipment together with products for the healthcare sector, including Raman spectroscopy systems, dental systems, molecular diagnostic equipment and neurosurgical products. The Company operates in two segments: metrology and healthcare products. The Company’s metrology segment product include Machine Tool Probe Systems, Co-ordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) products, large scale metrology, fixtures, materials research, styli for probe systems, performance testing products, gauging and position encoders. Its healthcare products include Dental Scanners, Raman Microscopes, Dental CAD Software, Neurosurgical robot, Structural and Chemical Analyser, In situ monitors and Neurosurgical Implantables. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Inyoung Hwang]
Renishaw Plc (RSW) tumbled 5.7 percent to 1,580 pence, its lowest price since Aug. 7. The maker of precision tools said revenue for the quarter ended in September fell to 79 million pounds from 95.9 million pounds in the year-ago period.
Top Japanese Stocks To Buy Right Now: Southwestern Energy Company(SWN)
Southwestern Energy Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and crude oil in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream Services. The Exploration and Production segment involves in the development of an unconventional gas reservoir located on the Arkansas side of the Arkoma Basin, as well as exploration and production activities in Texas, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma. This segment also conducts conventional drilling programs in the Arkoma Basin; and development drilling and exploration programs in the Oklahoma portion of the Arkoma Basin, as well as in Texas and Pennsylvania. In addition, it operates drilling rigs in the Fayetteville Shale play, as well as in other operating areas; and explores for natural gas and crude oil under 32 licenses in New Brunswick, Canada. The Midstream Services segment engages in gathering, marketing, and transportin g natural gas in Arkansas, Texas, and Pennsylvania. As of December 31, 2010, the company?s estimated proved natural gas and oil reserves were approximately 4,937 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. Southwestern Energy Company was founded in 1929 and is based in Houston, Texas.
- [By Vanina Egea]
In order for the exploration and production to remain environmentally safe, companies need to integrate technology developments, management practices and regulatory policies. Nonetheless, strategic planning by both companies and regulatory agencies will be key to unlocking potential growth. In this sense, Southwestern Energy (SWN) will be analyzed as a prospect long-term investment.
- [By Arjun Sreekumar]
For instance, Range Resources (NYSE: RRC ) boosted its year-end 2013 proven reserves by 26% to a record high of 8.2 trillion cubic feet equivalent, or Tcfe, while Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG ) saw a 42% increase in its proven reserves to 5.5 Tcfe and Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN ) reported a whopping 74% jump in proven reserve estimates to roughly 7 Tcfe.
- [By Aaron Levitt]
Exxon shares are tantalizing value based on various metrics. XOM currently trade at a forward P/E just north of 12 — roughly a 23% discount to the broad market’s forward multiple. The valuation is cheaper than many of its large integrated rivals and even cheaper when compared to U.S. shale-focused independent E&P firms like Southwestern Energy (SWN). Meanwhile, other metrics like price-to-book value and price-to-sales also tilt towards XOM’s favor.
Top Japanese Stocks To Buy Right Now: Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP)
Chesapeake Lodging Trust (the Trust) is a self-advised real estate investment trust (REIT). The Trust is focused on investments primarily in upper-upscale hotels in business and convention markets and, on a selective basis, select-service and extended-stay hotels in urban settings or locations in the United States of America. All of the Trust’s assets are held by, and all of its operations are conducted through, Chesapeake Lodging, L.P., its operating partnership (the Operating Partnership). The Operating Partnership leases its hotels to CHSP TRS LLC (CHSP TRS), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Operating Partnership. CHSP TRS engages hotel management companies to operate the hotels pursuant to management agreements. CHSP TRS is a taxable REIT subsidiary (TRS). As of December 31, 2011, the Trust owned 12 hotels with an aggregate of 3,516 rooms in six states and the District of Columbia. In August 2012, the Company acquired the 520-room W Chicago-Lakeshore located in Chicago, Illinois from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. (Starwood). The Trust entered into a long-term management agreement with Starwood to continue operating the hotel under the W flag. In September 2012, it acquired the 429-room Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina, located in San Diego, California. In October 2012, the Company acquired 222-room The Hotel Minneapolis, a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel, located in Minneapolis. In March 2013, the Company acquired 185-room Hyatt Place New York Midtown South, located in New York. In April 2013, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc completed the sale of W New Orleans – French Quarter to Chesapeake Lodging Trust. In April 2013, Chesapeake Lodging Trust acquires W New Orleans From Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. In June 2013, Chesapeake Lodging Trust purchased the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf from Hyatt Hotels Corp. Effective June 27, 2013, Chesapeake Lodging Trust acquired Hyatt Santa Barbara.
On December 22, 2011, the Trust acquired Holiday Inn ! New York City Midtown, which had 122 rooms. On October 3, 2011, the Trust acquired Denver Marriott City Center hotel, which had 613 rooms. On July 8, 2011, it acquired Hotel Adagio, which consisted of 171 rooms. On June 30, 2011, the Trust acquired Courtyard Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard hotel, which had 204 rooms. On June 17, 2011, it acquired Hotel Indigo San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, which consisted of 210 rooms. On May 10, 2011, the Trust acquired W Chicago – City Center hotel, which had 368 rooms. On May 2, 2011, it acquired Homewood Suites Seattle Convention Center hotel, which had 195 rooms.
The Company has management agreements with third parties to manage its hotels. The Trust’s hotel managers provide managerial and other hotel employees, oversee operations and maintenance, prepare reports, budgets and projections and provide other administrative and accounting support services. Its management agreements provide for base management fees ranging from 1 % to 4% of gross hotel revenues and incentive compensation if hotel operating income. Of its 12 hotels, seven operates pursuant to franchise agreements from international hotel companies. The Trust’s lease agreements are inter-company agreements between its property-owning subsidiaries and its TRS lessees.
- [By Rich Duprey]
Real estate investment trust Chesapeake Lodging Trust (NYSE: CHSP ) announced yesterday its second-quarter dividend of $0.24 per share, the same rate it paid last quarter after raising the payout 9% from $0.22 per share.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Our first stop is Cheaspeake Lodging Trust (CHSP), which made the cut after two directors at the hotel REIT snapped up shares. Thomas Eckert bought 16,000 shares for $354,000 and John Hill bought 4,000 for $90,400.
Top Japanese Stocks To Buy Right Now: Adelaide Resources Ltd (ADN)
Adelaide Resources Limited is an Australia-based company engaged in the exploration for gold, copper, uranium, and other economic mineral deposits. As on June 30, 2012, the Company has interests in 22 exploration licenses, covering over 7,800 square kilometers within South Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland. The Company holds 100% of the majority of the Moonta Project on Yorke Peninsula in South Australia and a program of aircore and diamond drilling was completed in early 2012 to test a number of targets. The Company’s projects include Rover, Eyre Peninsula, Eyre Peninsula Basement, Yalanda Hill JV, Corrobinnie Palaeochannel Project, Cleve, Anabama, Moonta and Glenroy. The Company subsidiaries include Adelaide Exploration Pty Ltd and Peninsula Resources Limited (formerly Eyre Energy Pty Ltd) Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Sofia Horta e Costa]
Aberdeen Asset Management Plc (ADN) dropped 1.7 percent to 415.7 pence, the lowest price in six weeks. Bank of America Corp.’s Merrill Lynch unit cut its rating on Scotland’s largest money manager to underperform, similar to a sell recommendation, from neutral, saying the stock’s price is unjustified given slowing earnings growth.
- [By Tom Stoukas]
Aberdeen Asset Management Plc (ADN), Scotland’s largest money manager, lost 7.9 percent to 368.5 pence as Goldman Sachs Group Inc. downgraded the stock to neutral from buy.
Top Japanese Stocks To Buy Right Now: BofI Holding Inc.(BOFI)
BofI Holding, Inc. operates as the holding company for BofI Federal Bank that provides various consumer and wholesale banking services primarily through the Internet in the United States. It accepts various deposit products, including demand deposit, savings, and certificates of deposit accounts. It also provides loan products, which consist of single family loans, home equity loans, multifamily loans, commercial real estate loans, recreational vehicle and automobile loans, and overdraft lines of credit In addition, the company offers online bill payment, interbank transfer, mobile banking, text message banking, ATM cards or VISA debit cards, and overdraft protection services. It serves approximately 36,000 retail deposit and loan customers across 50 states. BofI Holding, Inc. was incorporated in 1999 and is based in San Diego, California.
- [By Jake L’Ecuyer]
Equities Trading UP
BofI Holding (NASDAQ: BOFI) shares shot up 10.67 percent to $82.38 after H&R Block agreed to sell its banking business to BofI Federal Bank for an undisclosed amount.
- [By Jake L’Ecuyer]
Equities Trading UP
BofI Holding (NASDAQ: BOFI) shares shot up 7.44 percent to $79.98 after H&R Block agreed to sell its banking business to BofI Federal Bank for an undisclosed amount.
- [By Wallace Witkowski]
H&R Block (HRB) shares rose 7.3% to $30.50 on moderate volume after the firm said it agreed to sell certain bank assets and liabilities to BofI Federal Bank for an undisclosed price. The deal should dilute fiscal 2015 earnings by 7 cents to 9 cents a share, H&R Block said. Shares of BofI Holding Inc. (BOFI) rose 10% to $82 in light volume.
Top Japanese Stocks To Buy Right Now: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated(HBAN)
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as the holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial, small business, and consumer banking services. The company?s Retail and Business Banking segment offers various financial products and services, including checking, savings, and money market accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer loans, and small business loans and leases; and investments, insurance, interest rate risk protection, foreign exchange hedging, and treasury management services to consumer and small business customers. Its Regional and Commercial Banking segment provides commercial lending; depository and liquidity management products; treasury management solutions; equipment and technology leasing; international services; and capital markets services, such as interest rate risk protection, foreign exchange hedging and sales, trading of securities, mezzanine investment capabilities, and employee benefit programs to government, not-f or-profit, health-care, and publicly traded entities. The company?s Automobile Finance and Commercial Real Estate segment offers financing for the purchase of automobiles, and new and used vehicle inventory by automotive dealerships; and financing for land, buildings, and other commercial real estate owned or constructed by real estate developers, automobile dealerships, or other customers. Its Wealth Advisors, Government Finance, and Home Lending segment provides investment management; investment servicing; custody, and corporate trust and retirement plan services; and administrative and operational support to fund to high net worth customers. It also offers online, mobile, and telephone banking services; and operates approximately 1,300 automated teller machines. As of December 31, 2011, the company had 652 branches located in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in C olumbus, Ohio.
- [By Rich Bieglmeier]
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t companies worth highlighting. This week insider focus is Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN). Huntington is a multi-state diversified regional bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, including its bank subsidiary, The Huntington National Bank (the Bank), Huntington is engaged in providing full-service commercial, small business, consumer banking services, mortgage banking services, automobile financing, equipment leasing, investment management, trust services, brokerage services, customized insurance programs, and other financial products and services.
- [By Tim Melvin]
We are starting to see bank merger activity accelerate as banks like Huntington Bancorp (HBAN) and First Merchants (FRME) looking to expand and growth their asset base in the aftermath of the credit crisis. Banks with below-average capital and returns could quickly become buyout targets.
- [By Lauren Pollock]
Huntington Bancshares Inc.’s(HBAN) fourth-quarter earnings fell 5.7% as the lender’s revenue declined, though it wrote off fewer bad loans and its loan portfolio grew. Shares edged down 1.9% to $9.71 premarket.
Top Japanese Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cedar Shopping Centers Inc (CDR)
Cedar Shopping Centers, Inc., real estate investment trust, engages in the ownership, operation, development and redevelopment of supermarket-anchored community shopping centers and drug store-anchored convenience centers in the United States. As of December 31, 2007, it owned 118 properties, aggregating approximately 12.0 million square feet of gross leasable area primarily in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, Ohio, Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan, and New York. Cedar Shopping has elected to be treated as a REIT for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to federal income tax, if it distributes at least 90% of its REIT taxable income to its stockholders. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in Port Washington, New York.
- [By Bill Smith]
Lastly, because of the negative perception the entire industry has received, prices in this sector have been absolutely pummeled. ESI now trades at the lower end of all of its historical valuation bands: P/E, P/B, and P/S.
Guru ownership and avg price: ESI owned by Hussman ($76.15), Weitz ($75.32), and Greenblatt ($73.29)Over 35% of shares are short, potential short squeezeStock buyback plan: ESI reduced outstanding shares by 19% yoy at the end of the 4th quarter. They repurchased 370K shares in 3Q11.The business model is scalable; the incremental cost to educate each additional student is low, leading to high marginsESI acquired Daniel Webster College, giving them a regional accreditation which they can use to broaden their reach in online classes
High costs of education, in general, rightly or wrongly attract government intervention and could squeeze margins over time. Total student debt surpassed credit card bal ances, and sits at $1 Trillion as of the end of 2011.Subject to compliance with Dept of Education’s 90/10 rules, which states a college can’t collect more than 90% of revenue from students participating in federal loan programs.Cohort Default Rate (CDR): for-profit colleges must monitor the federal loan default rates of students who graduate or leave the school. If a school’s CDR exceeds 25% for 3 consecutive years, or 40% in any one year, its students won’t be eligible for federal financial aid.ESI competes on quality of product which is measured by graduation rates and ability to secure employment. For 2010, 70% of ESI graduates got employment in positions using skills taught in their program of study within 1 year. As of Oct 2011, this rate was 600 bp higher. The average annual salary reported by employed 2011 grads was $32K, compared to $32.4K for 2010 grads.With an improving economy, there’s a potential ESI would see declining new student enrollmentsOver 35% of shares a re short