The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning showing that U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 2.4 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial crude inventory of 425.9 million barrels. The commercial c
Novanta (NOVT) operates in high-tech markets. The company designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells precision photonic and motion control components and subsystems to original equipment manufacturers in the medical equipment and advanced industrial technology markets worldwide.
The company operates in three segments: Photonics, Vision, and Precision Motion. It houses numerous businesses,....More>>>
Let me share a couple of news items that offer up two very different views of the burgeoning drones business.
In the first item, France’s Parrot SA (EPA: PARRO), the second-largest maker of civilian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), said it’s slashing a third of its staff because profit margins on the cheap consumer drone category it pioneered were....More>>>
US Bancorp (NYSE:USB) has long enjoyed a premium valuation over the rest of the large banks our country has to offer. The bank’s ability to generate other worldly returns when the rest of the industry seems to struggle has no doubt contributed to investors’ love affair with the stock. That has resulted in a stock that seems very expensive....More>>>
In the discussion that followed my recent analysis of EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG), two interesting questions were raised. First, how realistic is EOG’s “premium location” paradigm, or whether the economics of the wells actually being drilled are close to the marketing ideal. Second, whether EOG’s best wells were in the Permian or in Eagle Ford. In this article, I will attempt....More>>>
The Wheel of FORTUNE just concluded an interview, part of SA partnership with Cheddar TV to produce a Seeking Alpha "Idea of the Month" slot. These interviews are always a challenge because i) they are very short in nature (only 4-5 minutes), and ii) since it's live TV we are dealing
Pico Far East Holdings (OTC:PCOFF) [HKG:752], Asia's largest exhibition services provider, trades at an ex-net cash trailing P/E of just 10 times. This represents attractive valuations for a market leader which has generated 15-20% ROEs in the past decade and also has been profitable and free c
Have you ever "unplugged" from your cell phone? If you have, you've likely experienced the phenomenon of phantom vibrations -- the perception that your phone is ringing or vibrating when in fact it's not. (In the 1990s, people reported incidences of "phantom pager syndrome.")