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Small cap Mediterranean restaurant stock Zoe’s Kitchen Inc (NYSE: ZOES) reported Q1 2017 earnings after the market closed yesterday withresults basically meeting Wall Street expectations, but shares are sinking more than 10% in premarket trading. Total revenue increased 12.6% to $90.6 million as comparable restaurant sales decreased 3.3% consisting of a 4.6% decrease in transactions and product mix offset by a 1.3% increase in price.Net income was$19.0 thousand versusnet income of$1.4 million. The CEO commented:


Our first quarter was largely in line with our expectations, reflecting the challenging traffic trends that prevailed across the industry, as well as the cycling of our 8.1% comp from 2016. With similar traffic trends continuing into the second quarter, we have revised our full year outlook. While we are dissatisfied with our comp result in the first quarter, we continued to grow share in our largest markets and are confident in the overall health of our brand.”

mutual funds: Repligen Corporation(RGEN)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Tuesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested going long on small cap bioprocessing stock Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ: RGEN):

    As for Repligen, this one’s a bit more speculative than usual; we’re betting the long-term shape of the chart takes hold, and benefits us in the short run.

mutual funds: 8point3 Energy Partners LP(CAFD)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Swanson]

    8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD), a joint venture formed by First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) and SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), has significant “veiled risks” due to its high payout ratio, lack of debt controls and lack of growth, Axiom’s Gordon L. Johnson said in a report.

  • [By J.B. Maverick]

    Recently added in January 2016 to the "strong buy" list at Zacks Investment Research, 8point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) is a subsidiary firm with the support of major solar power companies SunPower and First Solar, and plenty of cash to fund 2016 growth projects. It should be well positioned to move forward in its business of acquiring and operating solar energy generation projects. In late January 2016, the stock is trading at $16.45, in the middle of its 52-week range of $10.26 to $21.15. The stock offers a dividend yield of 2.39%. It has been in a general uptrend since October 2015. Year to date in 2016, the stock is down 2.97%, which means it is weathering the market storm better than many other firms. With the backing of First Solar and SunPower, and a partnership agreement with Wells Fargo, 8point3 is in a stronger industry position than the majority of alternative energy companies.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) was down, falling around 9 percent to $12.05. 8point3 Energy reported Q1 earnings of $0.03 per share on revenue of $9.9 million. First Solar announced plans to review alternatives for the sale of interest in 8point3 Energy Partners. Wells Fargo downgraded 8point3 Energy from Outperform to Market Perform.

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Don’t look now, but the demise of the solar yieldco industry may have been overstated. In the past six months, NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP), NRG Yield (NYSE:NYLD), and Pattern Energy Group (NASDAQ:PEGI) have all outperformed the market, and even the maligned 8point3 Energy Partners (NASDAQ:CAFD) has come close.

mutual funds: Pure Cycle Corporation(PCYO)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Tuesday, utilities shares fell 0.46 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Korea Electric Power Corporation (ADR) (NYSE: KEP), down 4 percent, and Pure Cycle Corporation (NASDAQ: PCYO), down 2 percent.

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap water and wastewater services stockPure Cycle Corporation (NASDAQ: PCYO) as a long/bullish trade:

mutual funds: NewJersey Resources Corporation(NJR)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniela Pylypczak]

    New Jersey Resources Corp.(NJR) announced on Tuesday that it will raise its quarterly dividend rate by 5%.

    The new quarterly dividend rate will be 42 cents per share, up 2 cents from the prior 40 cents per share rate. Annually, the dividend rate will now be $1.68 per share. The new rate will be effective with the dividend payable October 1, 2013 to shareholders of record on September 23, 2013.

    Commenting on the increase, Chairman and CEO Laurence M. Downes noted “Our shareowners look to us year after year for consistent financial performance and a competitive return on their investment.he action taken today by our board of directors allows us to increase our dividend for the 20th time in the last 18 years. This is an acknowledgement of our team’s unwavering focus to provide exceptional value for our customers and shareowners.”


    New Jersey Resources shares traded 0.06% lower during Tuesday’s session. Year-to-date, the stock is up 5.90%.

mutual funds: Tronox Limited(TROX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Tronox Ltd (NYSE: TROX) shares shot up 34 percent to $19.30. Tronox announced plans to acquire Cristal's TiO(2) business and also agreed to sell Alkali Business. Tronox posted a Q4 loss of $0.14 per share on revenue of $548 million.

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