Executives at a World Economic Forum event in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin have been digesting the dramatic escalation in the conflict this week. Some appear relaxed, some worried, while others are hoping for the best.
The Trump administration launched its biggest barrage of tariffs against China early Tuesday. Within hours, Beijing said it would retaliate with more tariffs of its own.
“This round of tariffs is going to cause even more damage for US companies,” said William Zarit, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.
The head of Coca-Cola (KO) in China, Curtis Ferguson, isn’t fretting yet about the impact on his business. His supply chain is local, and he doesn’t expect Chinese consumers to stop buying Coke in the way they boycotted South Korean goods during a political spat between Beijing and Seoul last year.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2021: MakeMyTrip Limited(MMYT)
MakeMyTrip Limited, an online travel company, provides travel products and solutions in India and the United States. Its products and services include air tickets, hotels, packages, rail tickets, bus tickets, car hire, and ancillary travel requirements, such as travel insurance and visa processing. The company, through its Website, makemytrip.com, allow travelers to research, plan, and book a range of travel services and products in India and internationally. MakeMyTrip Limited also provides its products and services through other technology-enhanced distribution channels, such as call centers, travel stores, and travel agents? network. Its customers comprise leisure travelers and small businesses. The company was formerly known as International Web Travel Private Limited and changed its name to MakeMyTrip Limited in April 2010. MakeMyTrip Limited was founded in 2000 and is based in Gurgaon, India.
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MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ:MMYT) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday.
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TheStreet lowered shares of MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ:MMYT) from a c- rating to a d+ rating in a report published on Tuesday.
Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Jefferies Financial Group raised shares of MakeMyTrip from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $19.80 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 15th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of MakeMyTrip from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of MakeMyTrip from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $45.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, June 15th. Bank of America dropped their price target on shares of MakeMyTrip from $40.00 to $39.50 and set a buy rating for the company in a research note on Monday, July 9th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of MakeMyTrip from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, September 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $36.36.
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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2021: SEACOR Holdings, Inc.(CKH)
SEACOR Holdings Inc. owns, operates, invests, and markets equipment in the offshore oil and gas, shipping, and logistics industries. The companys Offshore Marine Services segment operates support vessels to deliver cargo and personnel to offshore installations; handle anchors and mooring equipment; carry and launch remote operated vehicles; and tow rigs. This segment also provides accommodations for technicians and specialists, as well as standby safety support and emergency response services; and operates lift boats supporting well intervention, work-over, decommissioning, and diving operations, as well as operates vessels used to move personnel and supplies to offshore wind farms. Its Inland River Services segment operates river transportation equipment for moving agricultural and industrial commodities, and petroleum and chemical products; and operates and invests in multi-modal terminal facilities, as well as operates barge fleeting locations; service facilities; and transshipment terminal. The companys Shipping Services segment owns product tankers for the United States coastwise trade of crude oil, petroleum, and chemical products, as well as provides harbor tugs servicing vessels docking; and invests in very large gas carriers, as well as offers liner and short-sea transportation. This segment is also involved in the terminal support and bunkering, and articulated tug and dry-bulk barge operations, as well as offers offshore tug and technical ship management services. Its Illinois Corn Processing segment produces alcohol used in the food, beverage, industrial, and petrochemical markets; dried distillers grains with solubles; and non-food grade corn oil for feedstock in biodiesel production. The companys Other segment engages in emergency and crisis, agricultural commodity trading and logistics, and lending and leasing activities, as well as industrial aviation services businesses. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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- [By Joseph Griffin]
United Services Automobile Association boosted its position in shares of Seacor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CKH) by 14.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 172,136 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after buying an additional 21,997 shares during the period. United Services Automobile Association owned approximately 0.94% of Seacor worth $9,858,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2021: Identiv, Inc.(INVE)
Identiv, Inc. operates as a security technology company that provides solutions in the premises, information, and everyday items. It operates through four segments: Premises, Identity, Credentials, and All Other. The Premises segment offers modular uTrust MX controllers that allows customers to start with a small system and expand over time; uTrust Velocity software platform for centralized management of access and security operations across an organization; uTrust door readers that provide features to support various security environments and standards; and uTrust TS readers, which support legacy card credentials with next-generation platform. The Identity segment provides uTrust readers, a range of contact, contactless, portable, and mobile smart card readers, as well as tokens and terminals to enable logical access, and security and identification applications, such as national ID, payment, e-health, and e-government; and uTrust iAuthenticate mobile readers that allow users to authenticate using iOS or Android devices. The Credentials segment offers NFC and radio frequency identification products, including inlays and inlay-based cards labels, tags, and stickers, as well as other radio frequency and IC components used in a range of identity-based applications comprising electronic entertainment, loyalty schemes, mobile payment, transit, and event ticketing; and various user credentials under the uTrust brand premises and information solutions access. The All Other segment provides Chipdrive products and media readers. Identiv, Inc. markets its products through OEMs, dealers, system integrators, value added resellers, resellers, and Internet, as well as directly to end users. The company was formerly known as Identive Group, Inc. and changed its name to Identiv, Inc. in May 2014. Identiv, Inc. was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.
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The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) jumped 36.2 percent to $71.82 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter. The company also issued strong second-quarter and FY18 sales guidance.
WideOpenWest, Inc. (NYSE: WOW) jumped 30.4 percent to $8.80 after the company reported Q1 results.
MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) shares surged 28.6 percent to $1.9541 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and issued strong Q2 forecast.
Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) gained 24 percent to $6.39.
Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKCA) shares gained 19.1 percent to $24.60. Akcea Therapeutics, an affiliate of Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: IONS) announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee, which met to discuss the safety and efficacy of subcutaneously injected volanesoren solution for patients with familial chylomicronemia syndrome, voted 12-8 to support its approval.
Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: UEPS) shares rose 17 percent to $10.31 after reporting Q3 results.
ArcBest Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCB) gained 16.8 percent to $43.1457 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 16.2 percent to $8.60. Amtech posted Q2 earnings of $0.19 per share on sales of $32.783 million.
Identiv, Inc (NASDAQ: INVE) surged 14.4 percent to $3.8450 following Q1 results.
Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) shares rose 14.3 percent to $18.43 following Q1 results.
VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR) gained 11.5 percent to $2.71.
Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) gained 11.4 percent to $2.55 after reporting Q1 results.
Noodles & Company (NASDAQ: NDLS) shares rose 10.9 percent to $8.65 following Q1 results.
Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR) climbed 10.6 percent to $18.54 following Q1 results.
Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 10.4 percent to $5.739.
Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR) gained 9.6 percent to $12.69
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2021: Buenaventura Mining Company Inc.(BVN)
Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., a precious metals company, engages in the exploration, mining, and processing of gold, silver, lead, zinc, and copper metals in Peru. The company operates five directly operating mining units, including Uchucchacua, Orcopampa, Julcani, Mallay, and Breapampa; and two mining unites that are under development stage comprising Tambomayo and San Gabriel. It also owns interests in Colquijirca-Marcapunta, Tantahuatay, and La Zanja mines, as well as Tantahuatay, Yanacocha and Cerro Verde mines. In addition, the company provides electrical transmission services; energy generation services through hydroelectric plants; and geological, engineering, design, and construction consulting services to the mining sector, as well as engages in chemical processing activities. Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Lima, Peru.
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Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) was downgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday.
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Employees Retirement System of Texas bought a new position in shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 231,000 shares of the mining company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,149,000.
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ClariVest Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA (NYSE:BVN) by 22.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 347,900 shares of the mining company’s stock after purchasing an additional 64,500 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC owned approximately 0.14% of Compania de Minas Buenaventura SAA worth $4,742,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2021: Williams Partners L.P.(WPZ)
Williams Partners L.P. focuses on natural gas transportation, gathering, treating and processing, storage, natural gas liquid fractionation, and oil transportation activities in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Gas Pipeline, and Midstream Gas and Liquids. The Gas Pipeline segment owns and operates approximately 13,900 miles of pipelines with annual throughput of approximately 2,700 trillion British thermal units of natural gas and delivery capacity of approximately 13 million dekatherms of gas. This segment also owns interests in joint venture interstate and intrastate natural gas pipeline systems. The Midstream Gas and Liquids segment includes natural gas gathering, processing, and treating facilities; and crude oil gathering and transportation facilities that serve the producing basins in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, the Gulf of Mexico, and Pennsylvania. Williams Partners GP LLC serves as the general partner of the company. Williams Partners L.P . was founded in 2005 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- [By Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Matthew DiLallo]
Matt DiLallo (Williams Companies): This natural gas pipeline giant has had a slow start in 2018. Through the first half of the year, cash flow at the company’s MLP Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) has only increased by about 2%, due mainly to recent asset sales. However, with a major expansion project coming on line, cash flow growth should accelerate in the second half of the year. That project and others in the pipeline have the company on track to grow cash flow 9% in 2018 and another 13% next year.
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Overall, earnings at both Williams and its MLP Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) were down slightly versus the year-ago period due to asset sales, while cash flow modestly increased thanks to lower interest expenses.
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Simpler organizational structures could yield significant benefits for individual investors. In addition to being easier to follow and understand, it will make it easier than ever to own some of the most important pieces of energy infrastructure in the United States. The proposed merger between Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) and Williams Partners LP (NYSE:WPZ) is a great example, as it owns some of the best natural gas infrastructure in the United States. Here’s why investors should be bullish on the multi-billion dollar merger.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Natural gas pipeline giant Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB) and its MLP Williams Partners (NYSE:WPZ) reported mixed second-quarter results after the close Wednesday. Earnings declined fractionally due to asset sales and some higher costs. Cash flow, on the other hand, moved slightly higher thanks in part to lower interest expenses as a result of debt reduction. However, while both numbers underwhelmed in Q2, they should head much higher in the coming year because Williams has several expansion projects under way that should boost its bottom line.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Own For 2021: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)
Wells Fargo & Company, through its subsidiaries, provides retail, commercial, and corporate banking services primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Community Banking; Wholesale Banking; and Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement. The Community Banking segment offers deposits, including checking, market rate, and individual retirement accounts; savings and time deposits; and debit cards. Its loan products comprise lines of credit, auto floor plans, equity lines and loans, equipment and transportation loans, education loans, residential mortgage loans, health savings accounts, and credit cards. This segment also provides equipment leases, real estate financing, small business administration financing, venture capital financing, cash management, payroll services, retirement plans, loans secured by autos, and merchant payment processing services; purchases sales finance contracts from retail merchants; and a family of funds, and investment managemen t services. The Wholesale Banking segment offers commercial and corporate banking products and services, including commercial loans and lines of credit, letters of credit, asset-based lending, equipment leasing, international trade facilities, trade financing, collection services, foreign exchange services, treasury and investment management, institutional fixed-income sales, commodity and equity risk management, insurance, corporate trust fiduciary and agency services, and investment banking services. This segment also provides banking products for commercial real estate market, and real estate and mortgage brokerage services. The Wealth, Brokerage, and Retirement segment offers financial advisory, brokerage, and institutional retirement and trust services. As of December 31, 2010, the company served its customers through approximately 9,000 banking stores in 39 States and the District of Columbia. Wells Fargo & Company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in San Franci sco, California.
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Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) Q1 2019 Earnings CallApril 12, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET
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Uber unveiled its IPO on Thursday with a stunning warning to investors: It may never be a profitable company. Although the ride sharing app has 91 million customers and values itself at up to $100 billion, the company has been embroiled in multiple scandals and has struggled to retain those customers in an increasingly competitive environment. Concerns about Uber’s massive valuation has hurt its rival Lyft Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT), which went public on March 29. Shares of Lyft are trading just above $61, well below the IPO price of $72. Oil prices are continuing their impressive run, the best in three years. WTI crude is flat this morning at $64.52 per barrel, while Brent crude is sitting at $71.38. Money Morning Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says that oil prices will rocket even higher from here. And if you want to make real money, you need to do this now.
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Shares of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) are up 1.2% after the company topped Wall Street earnings expectations for the first quarter. The firm reported earnings per share of $1.20 on top of $21.61 billion in revenue. Analysts had expected EPS of $1.09 on $1.01 billion. WFC also hiked its dividend from $0.43 to $0.45 and announced it returned $6 billion to shareholders last quarter through buybacks and dividend payments. This is the first earnings report since CEO Tim Sloan departed the company on March 28. The company is working to rebuild its reputation after a series of scandals rocked Wall Street over fake accounts created by employees to meet quotas.
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