One of the best things about Seeking Alpha is the availability of research regarding stocks so risky that virtually no Wall Street advisors or analysts who care about keeping their jobs would ever consider recommending them – however large these stocks’ upside might be. The subject of this report is a company sufficiently dicey to earn its latest audit report a going concern qualification, but whose most recent quarterly results and guidance strongly suggest that a remarkable turnaround is underway.
Zynex (OTCQB:ZYXI) designs, manufactures, rents, and sells non-invasive medical devices, with a focus on electrotherapy products. Applications of electrotherapy include pain management, as well as stroke and injury rehabilitation. The use of electrotherapy for pain management has been cited as a useful means of fighting iatrogenic opioid dependence.
According to a 10Q filed by Zynex on 11/14/16:
“During the fourth quarter of 2015, the electrotherapy industry experienced a significant development when the Company’s largest competitor (DJO/Empi) announced the closure of their Empi electrotherapy division. Empi previously held a large share of the electrotherapy market. Management believes this presents a significant growth opportunity for the Company. The Company has recruited many former Empi sales representatives, including those in areas where it had no previous representation. In addition, during 2016, the Company’s orders have been steadily increasing as compared to 2015. To focus on growth and the potential for future positive cash flow, the Company has committed its limited resources to the new salesforce, including the supporting product production and supporting administrative (customer service and billing) personnelThrough September 30, 2016, we have recruited and retained over 70 former Empi sales representatives.”
Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Xylem Inc.(XYL)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Technology and Industrials are our favorite ways to buy cyclical MO. Specifically, we see the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) as an attractive pre-breakout idea and a likely candidate to lead the S&Ps secular advance over the coming years. Buy ideas at the stock level include: Accenture (ACN), Broadcom (AVGO), Microsoft , Texas Instruments (TXN),Visa (V),Yahoo! (YHOO). We also recommend buying the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI) which is reversing its year-long downtrend and in position for new highs over the coming months, in our view. Buy ideas at the stock level include: Honeywell International, Ingersoll-Rand (IR), Illinois Tool Works (ITW), 3M, Southwest Airlines (LUV), Xylem (XYL). Underlined stocks are fundamentally-rated Outperform at Oppenheimer.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Flexing the barbell strategy to balance Safe Havens with more cyclical exposures. In our view, industrials investors should be positioning their portfolio with a barbell strategy, with half of the exposure in Safe Havens like General Electric, Xylem (XYL), Danaher, Honeywell International, Roper Technologies (ROP), and AMETEK (AME), and the other half selectively in the cyclical names that are better positioned today, such as Pentair, HD Supply Holdings (HDS),Actuant (ATU), Atkore International Group (ATKR), Ingersoll-Rand, and Eaton (ETN). We still believe risk-reward is mostly balanced and that the macro will remain choppy into 2017, supporting a positioning in the defensive names. But if investor sentiment improves on not-worse news and earnings results, the more cyclical names could fare better.
Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc.(HLX)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Loxo Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 32.7 percent to $65.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported that larotrectinib trial demonstrated 76 percent confirmed objective response rate.
Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) shares rose 22 percent to $7.20 in the pre-market trading session after the company on Friday presented updated data for SD-101 in combination with KEYTRUDA.
Puma Biotechnology Inc (NASDAQ: PBYI) rose 21.7 percent to $99.75 in pre-market trading as the company disclosed positive PB272 Phase 2 data from TBCRC 022 trial at ASCO17.
Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc (NASDAQ: HMNY) shares rose 20.7 percent to $3.21 in pre-market trading after the company reported that RedZone has acquired all the assets of Trendit including three technology patents.
Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) rose 13.1 percent to $16.05 in pre-market trading after D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) proposed to buy 75 percent of Forestar Group for $16.25 per share in cash.
TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: TGTX) shares rose 12 percent to $15.50 in pre-market trading after the company said Phase 3 GENUINE trial met primary endpoint with TG-1101 + ibrutinib increasing overall response rate by >70 percent versuss ibrutinib alone.
Gigamon Inc (NYSE: GIMO) gained 10.8 percent to $43.55. Reuters reported that Gigamon is exploring a potential sale.
BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) rose 8.7 percent to $6.00 in pre-market trading after the company announced Rapivab pediatric sNDA acceptance by the FDA.
Array Biopharma Inc (NASDAQ: ARRY) rose 7.2 percent to $8.77 in pre-market trading after gaining 5.68 percent on Friday.
Ehi Car Services Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: EHIC) shares rose 6.4 percent to $10.76 in pre-market trading. eHi Car Services posted Q1 earnings of $0.06 on sales of $89.43 million.
Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: SWKS) rose 5.9 percent to $114.79 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.69 percent on Friday.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Energy shares climbed by 1.10 percent in trading on Tuesday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE: HLX), and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR).
- [By Lisa Levin]
On Friday, energy shares gained by 2.70 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE: DNR), up 14 percent, and Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE: HLX), up 16 percent.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Energy sector was the top gainer in the US market on Monday. Top gainers in the sector included Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE: HLX), SM Energy Co (NYSE: SM), and Ecopetrol SA (ADR) (NYSE: EC).
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Wednesday, energy shares fell by 1.01 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc (NYSE: HLX), down 11 percent, and CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE: CRR), down 10 percent.
Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Apricus Biosciences, Inc(APRI)
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
The biotechs and emerging pharma havebeen under pressure from politicians attacking drug prices. That doesn’t mean that there are not some big winners out there. Sometimes the biggest winners are companies most investors have never heard of. Even if you have been a biotech and emerging pharma investor for years, chances are high that you would have never heard of a small outfit called Apricus Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APRI).
Hot Medical Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc.(STAF)
- [By James E. Brumley]
You may have to read between the lines, but the clues are there. Like a recent article written for CIO Magazine explains, “approximately 32 percent of IT organizations are willing to offer a 10 percent to 15 percent salary increase to currently employed IT professionals in an effort to attract elite talent.” And in September, shares of TeamLease Services surged on reports that it had acquired a Bangalore-based IT staffing firm. In October, North Carolina-based BlueLine Associates acquired the technology arm of staffing firm BlueStaff just to get deeper into the IT staffing industry.
They’re all microcosms of the same idea… information technology staffing is a huge growth opportunity as the world becomes increasingly digital, and the companies in the industry are in a very sweet spot. If they’ aren’t buyout targets, they’re at least well-positioned for big-time growth.
On the other hand, just because an investor spots a trend/opportunity doesn’t mean it’s easy to invest in. How does one make an “IT staffing trade?”
As it turns out, such a trade isn’t quite as out of reach as it may seem. Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF) is an easy, simple and great way to plug into the trend.
Staffing 360 Solutions isn’t a well-known name…. yet. The company as it it is today has only been around for a couple of years now, and it’s only been listed on the NASDAQ exchange for roughly a year. It takes time for a young company to be seasoned and established. But, what a company the market will find once the masses start realizing what STAFis, and what it’s doing.
The definition of a roll-up isn’t one set in stone, though the broad brush strokes paint a clear enough picture. Investopedia describes a roll-up as a merger that occurs when investors – often private equity firms – buy up companies in the same market and meld them together, squeezing some synergies out in the process. Roll-ups combine multiple small companies into some
- [By Bryan Murphy]
Unless you just woke up for a 2+ year sleep in a cryogenic chamber, you’re probably well aware that newly-elected President Trump is working to reduce the number of immigrants — temporary or permanent — allowed into the country. Feel free to argue the good or bad aspects of that effort, based on your political leanings. Just don’t get so caught up in the political argument that you end up ignoring the opportunity that’s surfacing because of the mission President Trump has no intention of failing. What’s that opportunity? Here’s a hint – Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:STAF) is a huge beneficiary.
The crux of the battle is the United States’ H-1B program, which grants foreign workers a Visa, allowing them to come into the United States to work. The technology sector is a notorious supporter of the H-1B program, as it allows them to hire hordes of qualified programmers, engineers, and computer people and pay those workers much less than they’d have to pay an American worker to perform the same function.
Though they all cite a lack of qualified American workers as the need for the H-1B program, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) are just two of the biggest fans of the programs, if their use of H-1B workers is any indication. Microsoft has laid off American workers while adding foreign H-1B employees to its ranks. Amazon.com also favors hiring foreign talent to perform much of its technological work.
With Trump working to drastically lower the number of work Visas it issues in any given year, the tech industry says it will lose access to qualified employees. Though neither company can say it, they’ll also lose access to lower-cost labor.
As was said, stand on either side of the fence you want. Just don’t look past what the impact of the new policy means for the aforementioned Staffing 360 Solutions…
….which is? Staffing 360 Solutions is an IT staffing firm, providing the qualified
- [By Matthew Briar]
It’s not blatantly observable anywhere. But, for anyone willing to connect the dots and do the digging in several places, the message is clear — there’s a huge and fast-growing need for more information technology workers, and that plays right into the hand Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF) is holding.
There are several data nuggets that point in the same direction, but perhaps none as telling as the recent finding from technology research outfit IDC, which found that by the end of 2017, two-thirds of the CEOs of Global 2000 companies will have digital transformation at the center of their corporate strategies. How are they going to make that happen? Deloitte recently posted some research of its own that should shed some light on the idea. The giant accounting form observed that “In order to maintain the competitive pace of innovation, companies find themselves engaged in a global war for talent.”
- [By Matthew Briar]
How does the old saying go? Numbers don’t lie? If that’s the case (and it IS true – numbers don’t lie), then Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF) remains in the right spot at the right time, and STAF shareholders have much to look forward to.
Staffing 360 Solutions is a young and enterprising IT staffing firm that, for the record, is getting real big, real fast, by smartly and cost-effectively acquiring its way into a size and scale by converting a fragmented and less-effective (and less profitable) group of information-technology similar staffing agencies into a cohesive, more profitable singular unit.
And a recent batch of data confirms that the company is barking up the right tree, so to speak.
The latest round of numbers that bolster the bullish case for STAF are supplied by industry-research group Staffing Industry Analysts. Per the groups monthly Pulse Survey, in January, demand for IT staffing grew 11% on a year-over-year basis, improving on the 5% growth rate this sliver of the temporary-staffing industry saw in January of 2016. That’s the second-best growth pace among several the SIA monitors. Only demand for allied health workers was stronger.
Of course, the news comes as no real surprise to regular followers of Staffing 360 Solutions, who have seen the company grow into a powerhouse, producing $47.1 million in revenue as of the most recent quarter. That was up 14% on a year-over-year basis, and half of that growth was organic (the other half came from smart acquisitions). Shareholders have seen the company grow from essentially nothing three years ago to what will eventually be a company driving $300 million in annual revenue.
It’s not as if Staffing Industry Analysts are the only group out there saying the IT staffing arena is a red-hot opportunity. Technology research outfit recently opined that by the end of 2017, two-thirds of the CEOs of Global 2000 companies will have digital transformation at the ce
- [By James E. Brumley]
We week ago, IT staffing agency Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF) announced some very impressive preliminary second quarter numbers. Revenue of $47 million was up 14% year-over-year, while gross profits of $8.1 million grew 8% compared to year-ago levels. In both cases, the growth extended a long-term trend.
As impressive as the forward progress for STAF was, though, it still wasn’t the whole story, nor were they the official numbers for the quarter in question. Per this weekend’s press release, Staffing 360 Solutions will give us the official version of the rest of the story on Wednesday of this week — the 11th — in the morning, shortly before a conference call slated for 9:00 am that morning. That announcement will add net income, EBITDA and operational cash flow numbers to the information shared last week, and should extend growth trends on those measures as well.
Staffing 360 Solutions is putting together bigger IT staffing firm at the ideal time. A recent report from technology research outfit IDC, determined that by the end of 2017, two-thirds of the CEOs of Global 2000 companies will have digital transformation at the center of their corporate strategies. How are they going to make that happen? Deloitte recently posted some research of its own that should shed some light on the idea. The giant accounting form observed that “In order to maintain the competitive pace of innovation, companies find themselves engaged in a global war for talent.”
That’s a trend also observed by the Department of Labor, which in its 2014-2024 occupational outlook handbook noted: “Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs, from about 3.9 million jobs to about 4.4 million jobs from 2014 to 2024, in part due to a greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and
- [By Peter Graham]
Small cap staffing stock Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ: STAF), which is in the midst of a global buy-and-build strategy through the acquisition of domestic and international staffing organizations with operations in the US and UK, pre-announced its unaudited financial results for the fiscal second quarter ended November 30, 2016. Expected revenue rose 14% to$47 million and expected gross profit rose 8% to $8.1 million while for the first six months of the fiscal year, expected revenuerose 23% to$95 million and expected gross profit rose 20% to $16.6 million.