Top Long Term Companies To Buy For 2015

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Top Long Term Companies To Buy For 2015: CECO Environmental Corp.(CECE)

CECO Environmental Corp. provides air-pollution control technology products and services worldwide. The company offers engineered equipment, cyclones, scrubbers, dampers, diverters, regenerative thermal oxidizers, component parts, and monitoring and managing services. Its Engineered Equipment Technology and Parts Group segment provides air handling equipment and systems for filtering, cooling, heating, and capturing emissions in the metal industries; systems for corrosion protection, fugitive emissions control, evaporative cooling, and other ventilation and air handling applications; and fume exhaust systems that provide control of oil mist and fumes, as well as remove liquid particles and vapor phase emissions from rolling mill, machining, and other oil mist generating processes. This segment also markets a strip cooler under the JET*STAR name designed to cool metal strip coatings. The company?s Contracting/Services Group segment offers oil mist collection, dust collecti on, industrial exhaust, chip collection, make-up air, and automotive spray booth systems, as well as industrial and process piping, and other industrial sheet metal works. This segment also engages in fabricating parts, engineered subassemblies, and customized products for air pollution and non-air pollution systems from sheet, plate, and structurals. Its Component Parts Group segment manufactures and markets component parts for industrial air systems to contractors, distributors, and dealers. The company markets its products and services under the Kirk & Blum, CECO Filters, Busch International, CECO Abatement Systems, KB Duct, Effox, Fisher-Klosterman, Buell, A.V.C., FKI, and Flextor names. It serves aerospace, brick, cement, steel, ceramics, metalworking, printing, paper, food, foundries, utilities, metal plating, woodworking, chemicals, glass, automotive, ethanol, pharmaceuticals, and refining industries. CECO Environmental Corp. was founded in 1966 and is headquartered i n Cincinnati, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Seth Jayson]

    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 CECO Environmental (Nasdaq: CECE  ) , whose recent revenue and earnings are plotted below.

Top Long Term Companies To Buy For 2015: Kleangas Energy Technologies Inc (KGET)

Kleangas Energy Technologies, Inc., incorporated on January 7, 2008, is a development-stage company. The Company is engaged in designing, manufacturing and selling oxy-hydrogen systems. These systems function by creating oxygen and hydrogen from distilled water through electrolysis and injecting these gases into the mixture of fuel and air used in gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines. In August 2013, the Company acquired a Patent Pending Oxy-Hydrogen Generator Technology for all types of gas and diesel internal combustion engines. In December 2013, the Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of Green Day Technologies, Inc.

The Company designs, develops and markets a range of technologies, including oxy-hydrogen on-demand generators, reverse fuel cells, hydrogen powered devices, welding and cutting systems and other products to deliver a clean gas. The Company’s technology can separate these two basic life giving elements or recombi ne them into a clean source of gas that can be implemented in a wide variety of applications

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap green stocks Vision Industries Corp (OTCMKTS: VIIC), Bravo Enterprises Ltd (OTCMKTS: OGNG) and Kleangas Energy Technologies Inc (OTCMKTS: KGET) have reported recent news and/or they are being promoted. Of course, it goes without saying that small cap green stocks tend to be more volatile that other types of investments. So will investors and traders alike see some greenbacks from these green stocks? Here is a quick reality check:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap green stocks Essential Innovations Technology Corp (OTCBB: ESIV), Building Turbines Inc (OTCMKTS: BLDW) and Kleangas Energy Technologies Inc (OTCMKTS: KGET) have all been getting some attention lately in various investment newsletters – either because they were sinking, because of paid promotions or a combination of both. However, there aren’t many green stocks out there that have actually produced some green for investors in the form of profits. With that in mind, here is a quick reality check about all three green small cap stocks to help you decide whether any have the potential for long-term success:

Top Long Term Companies To Buy For 2015: BCE Inc. (BCE)

BCE Inc. provides communications solutions to residential, business, and wholesale customers primarily in Canada. The company offers local and long distance telephone services under the Bell Home Phone brand; direct-to-home satellite television (TV) services under the Bell TV name; Internet protocol TV services under the Bell Fibe TV brand; and personal video recorders and online access services. It also provides data services, including Internet access services under the Bell Internet name; Internet protocol based services; and information and communications technology solutions. In addition, the company engages in the rental, sale, and maintenance of business terminal equipment; sale of TV set-top boxes; and provision of network installation and maintenance services for third parties. Further, it offers wireless voice and data communications products and services, such as call display and voicemail, e-mail, Web browsing, social networking, text, picture and video messagi ng, music downloads, ring tunes, ringtones, games and applications, video streaming, live TV, mobile Internet, roaming, and global positioning system navigation services under the Bell and Virgin Mobile brands. Additionally, the company provides media services comprising TV programming services to broadcast distributors. It operates approximately 28 conventional over-the-air stations and 30 English and French-language specialty TV channels; 33 FM and AM radio stations and their related Websites; and Website. As of December 31, 2012, the company served approximately 2.1 million high-speed Internet access customers through fiber-optic, digital subscriber line, or wireless broadband technology; and 7.7 million wireless customers. BCE Inc. offers its services through call centre representatives, independent dealer stores, and value-added resellers, as well as through its Websites. The company was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Verdun, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Gerrit De Vynck]

    Nadir Mohamed has been overshadowed for much of his tenure as head of Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI/B) by the dealmaking of his main rival, George Cope at BCE Inc. (BCE)

  • [By Jonathan Yates]

    The economy is also expected to recover quickly from the storm’s devastation, making Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (NYSE: PHI) more attractive to long-term investors than other communications firms such as BCE (NYSE: BCE), AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ).

  • [By Tom Taulli]

    BCE (BCE) is the largest telecom operator in Canada … and sports one whopper of a dividend.

    As should be no surprise, the traditional wired voice services segment continues to be weak for BCE, and that’s something we can expect in perpetuity. However, BCE has diversified into other businesses, such as broadband, IPTV, satellite television, radio and mobile, which is helping to smooth its transition.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The big news for Madison Square Garden has been the success of its key sports franchises. The New York Knicks basketball team made the playoffs and earned the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. Even more importantly, the long-delayed National Hockey League season finally got going in January, helping resurrect what many had feared would be a lost season, sending shares of MSG, as well as Canadian venue/team-owners Rogers Communications (NYSE: RCI  ) and BCE (NYSE: BCE  ) , higher. As it turned out, MSG’s New York Rangers made the playoffs and will go up against the Washington Capitals in the first round. Playoffs are an especially lucrative time for sports viewership, and usually translate into extra profits for the company’s broadcast businesses.

Top Long Term Companies To Buy For 2015: Southern Copper Corporation(SCCO)

Southern Copper Corporation engages in mining, exploring, producing, smelting, and refining copper and other minerals in Peru, Mexico, and Chile. It is involved in the mining, milling, and flotation of copper ore to produce copper and molybdenum concentrates; smelting of copper concentrates to produce anode copper; and refining of anode copper to produce copper cathodes, as well as refined silver. The company operates Toquepala and Cuajone mines in the Andes Mountains located southeast of the city of Lima, Peru, as well as a smelter and refinery in the coastal city of Ilo, Peru. It also operates La Caridad and Buenavista copper mines, and smelting and refining plants in Mexico. In addition, the company operates five underground mines that produce zinc, copper, lead, silver, and gold; a coal mine which produces coal and coke; and a zinc refinery. Further, it has 145,064 hectares of mineral rights in Peru; 176,250 hectares of exploration concessions in Mexico; 1,068 hectares of exploration concessions in Argentina; 35,958 hectares exploration concessions in Chile; and 2,544 hectares of exploration concessions in Ecuador. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona. Southern Copper Corporation is a subsidiary of Americas Mining Corporation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    One copper player that insiders are active in here is Southern Copper (SCCO), which is engaged in the mining, exploring, smelting, and refining copper and other minerals in Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Ecuador. Insiders are buying this stock into modest weakness, since shares have dropped by 10.4% over the last three months.

    Southern Copper has a market cap of $23.6 billion and an enterprise value of $26.7 billion. This stock trades at a reasonable valuation, with a trailing price-to-earnings of 17.3 and a forward price-to-earnings of 15. Its estimated growth rate for this year is -14.1%, and for next year it’s pegged at 15.8 %. This is not a cash-rich company, since the total cash position on its balance sheet is $1.24 billion and its total debt is $4.21 billion. This stock currently sports a dividend yield of 1.7%.

    The chairman of the board just bought 550,000 shares, or about $15.63 million worth of stock, at $28.29 to $28.51 per share.

    From a technical perspective, SCCO is currently trending below both its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is bearish. This stock recently formed a double bottom chart pattern at $27.15 to $27.46 a share. Following that bottom, shares of SCCO have started to bounce higher off those support levels and it’s now moving within range of triggering a near-term breakout trade above some key overhead resistance levels.

    If you’re bullish on SCCO, then I would look for long-biased trades as long as this stock is trending above those double bottom support levels and then once it breaks out above some key near-term overhead resistance levels at $29.55 to $30.22 a share with high volume. Look for a sustained move or close above those levels with volume that registers near or above its three-month average action of 1.98 million shares. If that breakout gets underway soon, then SCCO will set up to re-test or possibly take out its next major overhead resistance levels at $32.50 to $33 a share, or even

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Among the sector stocks, Amyris (NASDAQ: AMRS) was down more than 4.5 percent, while Southern Copper (NYSE: SCCO)tumbled around 6.3 percent.

    Top Headline
    Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings. For the new fiscal year, Big Lots expects earnings from continuing operations of $2.25 to $2.45 per share, versus analysts’ estimates of $2.44 per share. Big Lots posted its quarterly profit of $84.4 million, or $1.45 per share, versus a year-ago profit of $120.3 million, or $2.09 per share. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.40 per share. Its revenue slipped 6.2% to $1.64 billion, versus analysts’ expectations for $1.61 billion. Big Lots’ gross margin declined to 38.2% from 39.7%.

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Among the sector stocks, Amyris (NASDAQ: AMRS) was down more than 4.5 percent, while Southern Copper (NYSE: SCCO) tumbled around 6.3 percent.

    Top Headline
    Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings. For the new fiscal year, Big Lots expects earnings from continuing operations of $2.25 to $2.45 per share, versus analysts’ estimates of $2.44 per share. Big Lots posted its quarterly profit of $84.4 million, or $1.45 per share, versus a year-ago profit of $120.3 million, or $2.09 per share. Analysts were expecting earnings of $1.40 per share. Its revenue slipped 6.2% to $1.64 billion, versus analysts’ expectations for $1.61 billion. Big Lots’ gross margin declined to 38.2% from 39.7%.

Top Long Term Companies To Buy For 2015: Lattice Semiconductor Corporation(LSCC)

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets programmable logic products and related software. The company offers field programmable gate array (FPGA) products, including LatticeECP family for deployment in wireless infrastructure and wireline access equipment, as well as in video and imaging applications; and LatticeXP for the security, surveillance, and display markets. It also provides programmable logic device (PLD) products comprising various versions of ispMACH4000 in-system programmable complex programmable logic device family; MachXO family that is designed for a range of low density applications; platform manager, power manager, and ispClock programmable mixed signal devices; and software development tools and intellectual property cores. The company sells its products directly to end customers through a network of independent manufacturers? representatives and indirectly through a network of independent sell-in and sell-through d istributors. It primarily serves original equipment manufacturers in the communications, computing, consumer, industrial, military, automotive, and medical end markets. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By kcpl]

    Lattice Semiconductor (LSCC) is doing well. It has seen improvements in its operations. The company excels in the manufacture of programmable chips which are sold in various segments such as mobile, communications, automotives, industrial etc. The reason for the company’s strong performance has been its key customers such as China Mobile and Cisco. On the back of a strong client base, Lattice has seen a good 40% growth in its stock price. Let us take a look at its business.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: LSCC) is a top chip stock to buy at Jefferies. The company announced last month three new complete reference designs that will make it easier for electronic OEMs to deliver media-rich experiences to their end users by taking advantage of low-cost, industry-standard MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) camera, application processor and display technologies. The Jefferies price objective for the stock is $6.50, and the consensus is also at $6.50. Lattice closed yesterday at $4.63.

Top Long Term Companies To Buy For 2015: State Bank of India (SBIN)

State Bank of India (SBI) is an India-based commercial bank. Its primary banks include Treasury, Corporate / Wholesale Banking, Retail Banking and Other Banking business. The Treasury Segment includes the entire investment portfolio and trading in foreign exchange contracts and derivative contracts. The Corporate / Wholesale Banking segment comprises the lending activities of Corporate Accounts Group, Mid Corporate Accounts Group and Stressed Assets Management Group. These include providing loans and transaction services to corporate and institutional clients and further include non-treasury operations of foreign offices. The Retail Banking Segment consists of branches in National Banking Group, which primarily includes Personal Banking activities, including lending activities to corporate customers having banking relations with branches in the National Banking Group. This segment also includes agency business and automated teller machines (ATMs). Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Calev Ben-David]

    Credit-default swaps for the State Bank of India (SBIN), a proxy for the sovereign, have risen by almost two thirds since May 22, while the rupee slid about 10 percent. In Turkey, swaps jumped by about half, and the currency dropped about 6 percent.

  • [By Lyubov Pronina]

    India’s S&P BSE Sensex Index dropped 4 percent in Mumbai as State Bank of India (SBIN) tumbled to the lowest level in four years. ICICI Bank Ltd. slumped 5.2 percent. The rupee touched an unprecedented 62.0050 per dollar today before closing 0.3 percent weaker from Aug. 14 at 61.6550 in Mumbai, according to prices from local banks compiled by Bloomberg.

Top Long Term Companies To Buy For 2015: Orange County Business Bank (OCBB)

Orange County Business Bank is Orange County’s elite full-service commercial bank. The Company is a capitalized bank in Southern California.

The Company is serving the needs of businesses and professionals throughout Orange County. It offers relationship banking services for locally owned and operated businesses, professional practices, and commercial/industrial companies in Orange County and adjacent markets.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By CRWE]

    Today, OCBB remains (0.00%) +0.000 at $7.15 thus far (ref. google finance Delayed: 2:07PM EDT August 1, 2013).

    Orange County Business Bank previously reported financial results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2013.

    The Bank’s net income for the three months ended June 30, 2013 was $204 thousand versus a net loss of $47 thousand for the same period in 2012. The Bank reported net income for the first six months of 2013 of $649 thousand versus a net loss of $126 thousand for the same period in 2012.

    The Bank’s net interest income for the three months ended June 30, 2013 was $1.4 million versus $1.1 million a year ago. The difference of $300 thousand in net interest income was primarily driven by an increase in the total loans outstanding. Net interest income for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $2.6 million versus $2.4 million for the same period in 2012. The difference of $200 thousand was due to an increase in the total loans outstanding. The Bank continues to aggressively push into established and successful markets to develop profitable relationships. This push has resulted in the growth of loans, deposits and net interest income

Top Long Term Companies To Buy For 2015: SciClone Pharmaceuticals Inc.(SCLN)

SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. engages in the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics for the treatment of oncology, infectious diseases, cardiovascular, urological, respiratory, and central nervous system disorders in the People?s Republic of China and internationally. Its principal product is ZADAXIN for the treatment of hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses, and certain cancers, as well as for use as a vaccine adjuvant or as a chemotherapy adjuvant for cancer patients with weakened immune systems. ZADAXIN has approval in approximately 30 countries, primarily China, the Pacific Rim, Latin America, eastern Europe, and the Middle East. The company markets and sells ZADAXIN principally through its distributors. It is also developing SCV-07, which is in Phase 2 clinical trials for the treatment of oral mucositis and hepatitis C virus. In addition, the company markets partnered products in China, including Depakine, an anti-convulsant; Tritace, an ACE inhibitor for the treatment of hypertension; Stilnox, a hypnotic for the short-term treatment of insomnia; and Aggrastat, a cardiology product. SciClone Pharmaceuticals also has commercialization rights for DC Bead, a product candidate for the treatment of advanced liver cancer in China, as well as for ondansetron RapidFilm, an oral thin film formulation of ondansetron to treat and prevent nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery in China and Vietnam. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Foster City, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    SciClone Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SCLN) is expected to report its Q4 earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $38.30 million.

    Essex Rental (NASDAQ: ESSX) is projected to post a Q4 loss at $0.10 per share on revenue of $22.55 million.

  • [By Eric Volkman]

    SciClone (NASDAQ: SCLN  ) has a new man leading its finance team. The company announced that it hired Wilson Cheung to be its new CFO. Cheung is a longtime executive who most recently served as chief compliance officer, Asia Pacific, at digital marketing agency Velti, following a stint as that company’s CFO. Before that, he was CFO and corporate secretary at AXT (NASDAQ: AXTI  ) and served in various managerial positions in firms such as KPMG and Yahoo!

Top Long Term Companies To Buy For 2015: Nestle SA (NSRGY)

Nestle SA is a company engaged in the nutrition, health and wellness sectors. It is the holding company of the Nestle Group, which comprises subsidiaries, associated companies and joint ventures throughout the world. The Company has such business units as Food and Beverage, Nestle Waters and Nestle Nutrition. Nestle is also active in the pharmaceutical sector. It divides its products into nine categories: Prepared dishes and cooking aids, Beverages, Confectionery, Ice cream, Water, PetCare, Milk products, Nutrition and Pharma. It has numerous subsidiaries engaged in various areas of activity, including Alcon Ophthalmika GmbH (Austria), Alcon Bulgaria EOOD (Bulgaria) and Galderma Laboratorium GmbH (Germany) for pharmaceuticals; Novartis Nutrition GmbH (Austria) and Hjem-IS A/S (Denmark) for food and beverages, and Galderma International SAS (France) and Galderma Laboratorium GmbH (Germany) for health and beauty activities. The Company is headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. In July 2008, Novartis AG acquired a 25% stake in Alcon, Inc. from Nestle SA. In March 2010, the Company acquired Kraft Foods Inc’ frozen pizza business.

In April 2008, L’Oreal and Nestle SA’s joint venture, Galderma Pharma S.A., announced that its United States holding company, Galderma Laboratories, Inc., had acquired approximately 97% interest in CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. During the year ended December 31, 2004, Nestle had 500 factories in 83 countries around the world. In 2004, 15 factories were acquired or opened and 29 closed or divested.

Advisors’ Opinion:


    The IVA International Fund (Trades, Portfolio) Class A (NAV) (“the Fund”) ended the quarter on September 30, 2014 with a return of -1.00% versus the MSCI All Country World Index (ex-U.S.)(“Index”) return of -5.27%. This brings our year-to-date return to 3.42% versus the Index return of 0.00% for the same period.Global equity markets were volatile this quarter, falling late July to early August and again in September, as the Federal Reserve prepares to end its quantitative easing program and markets digest the possibility of them raising rates earlier than expected as the U.S. economy slowly improves. Also, a few economic indicators released this quarter signaled growth in China is slowing which rattled markets.We were pleased with the Fund’s performance this quarter and, more specifically, from September 4 to September 30 when the MSCI All Country World Index (ex-U.S.) fell -5.56%. During this time we demonstrated our resiliency in down markets with our Fund ret urning -1.76% as our cash position served as a buffer. We are also happy with our performance year-to-date as it highlights that our stock picking has been good enough to offset the dilution from our cash exposure which was 25.0% at quarter-end. As longterm, absolute return investors, cash plays a critical role in the portfolio: it is the ammunition to buy future bargains and it helps protect the portfolio on the downside, as demonstrated this quarter.Over the quarter our equities outperformed those in the Index*, averaging a return of -2.9% versus -5.2%, respectively. Our relative outperformance was driven by our holdings in the consumer discretionary sector and Japan, which generated many of the portfolio’s top contributors. Our stocks in Japan continue to perform well on an absolute and relative basis. Over the quarter, they averaged a gain of 1.6% versus those in the Index down -2.3%, and added 0.3% to our return in U.S. dollars. Also, year-to-date, our Japanese stocks are up 14.0% versus

  • [By kusum]

    There appears to be a corporate titan making a social networking bungle consistently, and this time it was Nestle’s (NSRGY) DiGiorno Pizza. The #whyistayed hashtag began inclining when Twitter clients started posting stories of abusive behavior at home in light of the Ray Rice and Janay Palmer lift feature that circulated around the web. The solidified pizza merchant tweeted, “You had pizza,” nearby the hashtag. It immediately understood its coldhearted mix-up, apologizing about not perusing what the hashtag was about before posting. It was a snappy recuperation, yet its still a bumble.


    There were plenty of winners and losers this week, with a consumer electronics retailer threatening to file for bankruptcy and the only satellite radio player in town boosting its subscriber guidance. Here’s a rundown of the week’s smartest moves and biggest blunders. RadioShack (RSH) — Loser Things are starting to get dicey at RadioShack. The small-box retailer of mobile phones and other consumer electronic products warned that it could file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy if it isn’t able to round up some more cash. RadioShack is weighing several options with third parties and stakeholders that include new investments, a restructuring or an outright sale of the chain. It’s not a good place to be, especially since smoking out a buyer willing to pay a premium for the retailer at this point will be a colossal challenge. RadioShack needs more than just time and money to return to profitability. Apple (AAPL) — Winner There were plenty of things that went wrong at Apple’s iPhone unveiling. There were streaming issues for those viewing remotely. There wasn’t availability information for the Apple Watch. U2’s plan to release its new album to all iTunes owners for free backfired when many complained about not being able to easily get rid of the music. However, Apple still deserves to be a winner this week because it did live up to expectations of introducing two iPhone models that will be available next week, debunking the chatter that the larger iPhone 6 Plus wouldn’t be ready to hit the market until several months later. DiGiorno Pizza — Loser There seems to be a corporate giant making a social media blunder every week, and this time it was Nestle’s (NSRGY) DiGiorno Pizza. The #WhyIStayed hashtag started trending when Twitter users began posting stories of domestic violence in light of the Ray Rice and Janay Palmer elevator video that went viral. The frozen pizza distributor tweeted “You had pizza” alongside the hashtag. It quickly realized its insensitive mista

  • [By jaggom]

    This is a smart move by Hershey’s since the Chinese chocolate confectionery business is an enormous one at $12 billion, with Mars and Nestle (NSRGY) the heading players. So, Hershey’s latest acquisition should help it tap this business in a superior manner.