Best Stocks To Buy For 2013: SRH.AX

[ March 6, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 29130 | 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 Ultratech (NASDAQ: UTEK  ) got ultra crushed today, down by 18% at the low, following a first-quarter earnings release that didn’t meet expectations. So what: Revenue in the first quarter totaled $60.6 million, which didn’t stack up favorably to the $65.3 million in sales that investors were hoping for. Ultratech posted net income of $13.7 million, or $0.48 per share, which was just a penny shy of the $0.49 per share profit the Street was modeling for. CEO Arthur W. Zafiropoulo’s comments may have also rattled investors. Now what: Zafiropoulo said that results were in line with expectations, but reiterated that the near-term outlook is uncertain and “will be challenging.” However, the executive believes that … Continue reading

[ February 11, 2014 | Author: Admin | Views: 56708 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

The El Camino-like Holden SSV Ute is one of several unique vehicles GM makes in Australia. Photo credit: General Motors. General Motors (NYSE: GM  ) , through its Holden subsidiary, is one of three companies making cars in Australia — but lately, all three have come under pressure, thanks to exchange-rate shifts that have made imports much more attractive to Australian consumers than their domestic cars. Ford (NYSE: F  ) has responded to those pressures by saying it will close its Australian factory, but GM — and the third company, Toyota (NYSE: TM  ) — say they’ll stay if the Australian government sends them some financial aid. In this video, Fool contributor John Rosevear looks at GM’s latest demand for Aussie cash, and at whether the General is likely to have any success in its latest bid for a taxpayer-funded subsidy. Hot Electric Utility Stocks To Buy Right Now: iCash Payment Systems Ltd … Continue reading

[ December 2, 2013 | Author: Admin | Views: 80021 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

While the MLP space is dominated by the oil and gas sector, in last week’s article we began to explore some of the more exotic master limited partnership offerings. This week we continue our exploration of nontraditional MLPs by looking at the partnerships supplying fertilizer. Rentech (Nasdaq: RTK) has been around for more than a decade, and it has shifted strategies several times. Full disclosure: Rentech’s Chief Technology Officer Harold Wright is a former manager of mine when we were both at ConocoPhillips, and I have visited Rentech’s facility in Commerce City, Colorado. For most of Rentech’s existence, the company has sought to commercialize alternative fuels. At one time it had ambitions to build a large coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant, but federal legislation ultimately nudged it instead into the biomass-to-liquids (BTL) space. The company did build a BTL demonstration plant, but ultimately shut it down and has now refocused its effor … Continue reading

[ July 9, 2013 | Author: Admin | Views: 62902 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Blue-chip stocks were broadly higher today after a bevy of economic news lifted the spirits of analysts, investors, and traders. At close, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) is up by 106 points, or 0.69%. Stocks were primed to advance well before the markets opened for trading this morning. Yesterday, a member of the European Central Bank’s executive board affirmed that the bank would continue with its accommodative monetary stance for as long as necessary. These comments were seconded today by a member of the Bank of Japan’s board, who emphasized that it was vital for the East Asian country to keep interest rates both low and stable. The news from both banks was met with particular relief this week after last week’s comments by the U.S. Federal Reserve were interpreted to mean that it may soon reduce its monthly bond purchases, which have fueled equity gains. To read … Continue reading