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[ April 17, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 42679 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Canadian stocks rose, for the highest close in a week, as the nations largest wireless carriers rallied after U.S.-based Verizon Communications Inc. said it would not enter the market. Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI/B) and Telus Corp. advanced at least 5.5 percent as telephone stocks surged the most in more than four years. Teck Resources Ltd. and First Quantum Minerals Ltd. added more than 1.7 percent as the price of copper climbed on signs of improving growth in China and the U.S. BlackBerry Ltd. (BB), which is weighing a sale, increased 1 percent after Microsoft Corp. agreed to acquire Nokia Oyjs handset business. The Standard & Poors/TSX Composite Index (SPTSX) rose 86.60 points, or 0.7 percent, to 12,740.50 at 4 p.m. in Toronto, the best close since Aug. 26. The gauge earlier climbed as much as 1.4 percent to the highest since March 20. Markets were closed yesterday for a holiday … Continue reading

[ April 17, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 14432 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool’s free investing community, express delivery gorilla FedEx (NYSE: FDX  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at FedEx, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now. FedEx facts Headquarters (founded) Memphis, Tenn. (1971) Market Cap $31.7 billion Industry Air freight and logistics Trailing-12-Month Revenue Top 10 Freight Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Chalmers Ltd (CHR) Chalmers Limited is an Australia-based company engaged in transport, logistic services, warehousing and container storage, repairs and sales. The Company operated in three segments: Transport, Containers and Property. Transport consists of road transport, predominantly import/export FCL containers and the interface with logistics/ warehousing/hubbing services. Containers represent the empty container park operations concerned with handling, storage, repairs, upgrades, pretrips and so on of empty containers on behalf of … Continue reading

[ April 15, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 45799 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

With shares of Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDSA) trading around $65, is RDSA an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Lets analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework: T = Trends for a Stock’s Movement Royal Dutch Shell operates as an independent oil and gas company worldwide. The company explores and extracts crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. It also converts natural gas to liquids to provide fuel and other products, as well as engages in manufacturing, supplying, and shipping crude oil. The company holds interests in approximately 30 refineries, 1,500 storage tanks, and 150 distribution facilities. Royal Dutch Shell recently reported earnings, in which the company posted a 60 percent drop in profit for the quarter. The company faced a $2 billion write-down on shale oil drilling ventures in North America, showing that Shells drilling efforts have come up much shorter … Continue reading

[ April 15, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 20611 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Wholesale trade began to turn itself around for April, according to a Commerce Department report (link opens a PDF) released today. Wholesale sales headed up a seasonally adjusted 0.5% to $416.6 billion, a relief after March’s unrevised 1.6% sales slump. Durable goods sales increased 1.6% month-over-month, led by growth in home furnishings (+5.1%) and machinery, equipment, & supplies (+5%). Nondurable goods sales fell 0.5% due primarily to sharp drop-offs in apparel (-6%), petroleum (-2.7%), and alcohol (-1.5%). The wholesale trade report is closely watched for any inventories buildups, which could serve as one of the first major signs of a slowing economy. For April, overall inventories expanded 0.2%, matching analysts’ expectations. Although automotive inventories increased 1.9%, the industry also experienced a 2.9% sales bump for the same period. To understand the rate at which goods are being made and sold, economists compute an inventories/sales ratio. Since sales increases outstripped the … Continue reading

[ April 15, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 83180 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Although we don’t believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes — just in case they’re material to our investing thesis. What: Shares of Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ  ) jumped 13% today after signing a deal to expand manufacturing. So what: The company agreed to partner with Samsung Renewable Energy to build a solar manufacturing facility in London, Ontario. The plant will begin construction in 2013 and will supply modules to plants like Samsung’s 100 MW projects in Haldimand County and Kingston and Loyalist Township. Now what: This is a really great partnership for Canadian Solar and helps solidify it as one of the best manufacturers in China. Not a lot of details have been released about the financial impact this will have on Canadian Solar, and with the company reporting losses each quarter, I’m still leery, but strategically, … Continue reading