Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee argues that investors need to add value and low quality stocks like Ford Motor (F), Marathon Oil (MRO), Mosaic (MOS), and First Solar (FSLR) to their portfolios to take advantage of rising oil prices, a cheaper dollar and a rebound in high yield. He explains why:
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The dilemma: hope for a catch-up in momentum and quality or put on the correlation trade and buy Value and Low-quality. The improvement in equity markets since mid-February have coincided with better economic data and an improvement in the three biggies: high-yield, oil and USD. There is not universal agreement that anything has improvedin fact, a significant number of clients believe the business expansion has ended and the global economy is slipping into recession. A few even noted several strategists/economists visiting Boston last week argued the same. But if the three biggies are turning, investors need to focus on correlation trades, as fundamentals will soon reflect these improvements but with a significant lag.
Top Sliver Companies To Buy Right Now: Alimera Sciences, Inc.(ALIM)
Alimera Sciences, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, engages in the research, development, and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals in the United States, Germany, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. The company focuses on diseases affecting the back of the eye or retina. The company offers ILUVIEN, an intravitreal implant for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME), which is a disease of the retina that affects individuals with diabetes and can lead to severe vision loss and blindness. Its ILUVIEN is inserted in the back of the patients eye in a non-surgical procedure, which allows for a self-sealing wound by delivering a constant micro-dose of the non-proprietary corticosteroid fluocinolone acetonide in the eye. It has license agreement with pSivida US, Inc. for the development and sale of ILUVIEN, and a delivery device to deliver other corticosteroids to the back of the eye for the treatment and pr evention of eye diseases in humans (other than uveitis) or to treat DME. Alimera Sciences, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Alimera Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: ALIM) shares shot up 59 percent to $1.69 after the company reported preliminary Q2 revenue. Alimera Sciences announced preliminary revenue of $9.3 million to $9.5 million.
- [By Lisa Levin]
On Thursday, the healthcare sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Alimera Sciences Inc (NASDAQ: ALIM) and Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ANTH).
Top Sliver Companies To Buy Right Now: Avid Technology Inc.(AVID)
Avid Technology, Inc. provides digital media content-creation products and solutions for audio, film, video, broadcast professionals, artists, and creative enthusiasts in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company offers various software and hardware professional video-editing solutions, including Media Composer product line, which is used to edit television programs, commercials, and films; NewsCutter and iNews Instinct editors for news production; and Avid Symphony Nitris DX and Avid DS, which are used during the online or finishing stage of post production. It also provides Pinnacle Studio and Avid Studio, which provide consumers and entry-level videographers with the ability to create professional-looking videos; broadcast newsroom graphics, ingest, play-to-air, and automation device control solutions that assist broadcasters as they bring programs from concept to air; and Avid ISIS shared storage system to store, share and manage large quantities of digital media assets. In addition, Avid Technology, Inc. offers Pro Tools digital audio software and workstation solutions that facilitate the audio production process; a range of complementary open audio and video control surfaces and consoles; ICON system for tactile control of Pro Tools software and hardware; VENUE, a family of console products for mixing audio for live sound reinforcement. Further, the company provides Fast Track recording interface products to deliver audio quality plus hands-on controls; MIDI keyboards/controllers and digital pianos, which are used by musicians in the recording studio and for live performances; speakers for use with desktop computer systems and in studios; and Sibelius-branded software allows users to create, edit, and publish musical scores. Additionally, it also offers project management, installation, integration, planning, training, and support services. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Bu rlington, Massachusetts.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.36 per share on revenue of $144.02 million.
Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ: CWCO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $15.15 million.
Top 10 High Dividend Companies For 2016: Christopher & Banks Corporation(CBK)
Christopher & Banks Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of womens apparel and accessories in the United States. The company designs, sources, and sells womens apparel and accessories to customers ranging in age from 45 to 60. Its stores offer womens apparel consisting of knit tops, woven tops, jackets, sweaters, skirts, denim bottoms, bottoms made of other fabrics, leisure wear, and dresses in missy, petite, and women sizes, as well as jewelry and accessories. As of August 1, 2015, the company operated 529 stores, including 82 Christopher & Banks stores, 73 CJ Banks stores, 309 MPW stores, and 65 outlet stores. It also operates e-commerce Web sites, such as christopherandbanks.com and cjbanks.com. The company was formerly known as Brauns Fashions Corporation and changed its name to Christopher & Banks Corporation in July 2000. Christopher & Banks Corporation was founded in 1956 and is headquar tered in Plymouth, Minnesota.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE: CBK) shares were also up, gaining 40 percent to $2.64. Christopher & Banks reported a Q4 loss of $0.24 per share on revenue of $94.6 million. The company projects Q1 revenue of $93 million to $98 million.
Top Sliver Companies To Buy Right Now: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)
Merck & Co., Inc. provides health care solutions worldwide. The company offers therapeutic and preventive agents to treat cardiovascular, type 2 diabetes, asthma, nasal allergy symptoms, allergic rhinitis, chronic hepatitis C virus, HIV-1 infection, fungal infections, intra-abdominal infections, hypertension, arthritis and pain, inflammatory, osteoporosis, male pattern hair loss, and fertility diseases. It also provides neuromuscular blocking agents for use in surgery; anti-bacterial products for skin and skin structure infections; cholesterol modifying medicines; non-sedating antihistamine; and vaginal contraceptive products. In addition, the company offers products to prevent chemotherapy-induced and post-operative nausea and vomiting; treat brain tumors; treat melanoma and metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer; and prevent diseases caused by human papillomavirus, as well as vaccines for measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, c hickenpox, shingles, rotavirus gastroenteritis, and pneumococcal diseases. Further, it provides antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs to treat infectious and respiratory diseases, fertility disorders, and pneumonia in cattle, horses, and swine; vaccines for poultry; parasiticide for sea lice in salmon; and antibiotics for the treatment of C. difficile, and vaccines against bacterial and viral disease in fish. Additionally, the company offers companion animal products, such as ointments for acute and chronic otitis; diabetes mellitus treatment for dogs and cats; anthelmintic products; chewable tablets to treat fleas and ticks in dogs; and products for protection against bites from fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and sandflies. It serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals, government agencies and entities, physicians, physician distributors, veterinarians, distributors, animal producers, and managed health care providers. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Merck (MRK) has dropped 2.8% to $49 after the pharmaceutical giant beat earnings forecasts but offered guidance that fell short of expectations.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
We looked at Bristol-Meyers Squibb’s (BMY) failed drug test, considered much the failure could cost the pharmaceutical giant, tried to look on the bright side, and explained why it’s a big win for Merck (MRK).
Top Sliver Companies To Buy Right Now: Trinity Industries Inc.(TRN)
Trinity Industries, Inc. provides products and services to the industrial, energy, transportation, and construction sectors primarily in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Singapore, and Sweden. The company?s Rail Group manufactures and sells railcars, including auto carrier, box, gondola, hopper, intermodal, specialty, and tank cars; and railcar components, such as couplers and axles. This group also offers repair and coating services. It primarily serves railroads, leasing companies, and industrial shippers of various products. Trinity Industries? Railcar Leasing and Management Services group leases tank cars and freight cars to industrial shippers and railroads operating in petroleum, chemical, agricultural, and energy industries with a fleet of 54,595 owned or leased railcars; provides management and administrative services; and manages railcar fleets on behalf of third parties. The company?s Construction Products group produces ready mix concret e; produces and distributes construction aggregates, including crushed stone, sand and gravel, asphalt rock, and specialty sands and gravel; manufactures highway products and other steel products for infrastructure related projects; supplies ready mix concrete; and provides hot-dip galvanizing services for fabricated steel materials. It primarily serves contractors and subcontractors in the construction and foundation industry. Trinity Industries? Inland Barge group manufactures inland barges; and fiberglass reinforced lift covers. It serves commercial marine transportation companies. The company?s Energy Equipment group manufactures structural wind towers, tank containers, and tank heads for pressure vessels; fertilizer containers; and tank heads for non-pressure vessels, LPG tanks, and utility, traffic, and lighting structures. It serves turbine producers, as well as industrial plants, utilities, residences, and small businesses. The company was founded in 1933 and is he adq uartered in Dallas, Texas.
- [By Shauna O’Brien]
On Friday, Trinity Industries Inc (TRN) announced that it has raised its dividend by 15.4%.
The company’s board has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend from 13 cents to 15 cents per share, or 60 cents annually.
The dividend will be paid on October 31 to shareholders of record on October 15. The stock will go ex-dividend on October 10.
Trinity Industries shares were mostly flat during premarket trading Friday. The stock is up 20% YTD.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Trinity Industries Inc (NYSE: TRN) were down 23 percent to $16.30 after the company issued weak earnings guidance for 2016. Trinity Industries reported upbeat earnings for the fourth quarter, but the company’s revenue missed analysts’ expectations.