&l;p&g;The stock market was hammered by trade tariff threats again this week, a frequent occurrence during this administration. Based on last week&a;rsquo;s public comments, some Republican representatives are now becoming more worried. Without any concrete policy changes actually occurring, no one can be sure whether the threats are real, or just part of the negotiation strategy.
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The Dow Industrials managed to close higher on Friday, avoiding the longest daily losing streak since 1978. Then, the Dow closed lower for eight days in a row, and a losing day on Friday would have been nine days in a row.&a;nbsp; Again, this kind of streak has not happened &l;a href=&q;https://www.marketwatch.com/story/trade-concerns-could-give-the-dow-its-longest-losing-streak-since-the-70s-2018-06-21&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;since February 1978&l;/a&g;.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: MV Oil Trust(MVO)
MV Oil Trust (the Trust), incorporated on August 3, 2006, is a statutory trust. The Trust acquires and holds a term net profits interest for the benefit of the Trust unitholders. MV Partners, LLC (MV Partners) is a limited liability company engaged in the exploration, development, production, gathering and aggregation and sale of oil and natural gas, primarily in the Mid-Continent region in the United States. The Trust has interest in underlying properties consisting of MV Partner’s net interests in all of its oil and natural gas properties located in the Mid-Continent region in the states of Kansas and Colorado. These oil and gas properties include approximately 1,000 producing oil and gas wells. The Trust is managed by Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. as Trustee. Approximately 62% of the net acres included in the Trust’s underlying properties are located in the El Dorado Area, which is in southeastern Kansas, and in the Northwest Kansas Area.
El Dorado Area
The underlying properties located in the El Dorado Area are operated on behalf of MV Partners by Vess Oil and are located in the El Dorado, Augusta and Valley Center Fields. Vess Oil Corporation (Vess Oil) is involved in infill drilling, well re-entries, plugback and deepening recompletion operations, and various types of restimulation work and equipment optimization programs to reduce the natural decline in production from these fields. The El Dorado Field is located atop the Nemaha Ridge in Central Butler County, Kansas. Up to 15 horizons contain hydrocarbons, ranging from the Admire Sands, at a depth of 650 feet, to the Arbuckle Dolomite, at a depth of 2,500 feet. The primary producing intervals are the Admire, Lansing-Kansas City, Viola, Simpson and Arbuckle. The Augusta Field covers approximately 10 square miles of Butler County, Kansas. The Trust is primarily engaged in the production at the Arbuckle interval along with the Simpson and Lansing-Kansas City intervals. The Augusta Field is an extension of t! he El Dorado Field. The Valley Center Field covers approximately 60 square miles of Sedgwick County, Kansas. The Valley Center Field production operations are located at the Viola interval, which is located at an average depth of 2,500 feet.
Northwest Kansas Area
Each of Vess Oil and Murfin Drilling Company, Inc. (Murfin Drilling) operate leases on behalf of MV Partners at the underlying properties that are located in the Northwest Kansas Area. The primary fields in this area are the Bemis-Shutts, Trapp, Ray and Hansen Fields. Vess Oil and Murfin Drilling are engaged in polymer treatment program at these fields. The Bemis-Shutts Field is located on the Fairport Anticline within the Central Kansas Uplift. The field consists of 17,080 acres in northeastern Ellis and southeastern Rooks Counties, Kansas. The Trust is engaged in the production at the Arbuckle interval at a depth of 3,300 feet and the Lansing-Kansas City interval at a depth of 2,800 feet. The Trapp Field consists of 35,900 acres in Russell and Barton Counties, Kansas. Production is primarily from the Lansing-Kansas City and Shawnee limestones and the Arbuckle dolomite. The Hansen Field is located along the crest of the Stuttgart-Huffstutor Anticline. Production from this field is primarily come from the Lansing-Kansas City limestone. The Ray Field is located on the eastern flank of the Central Kansas Uplift. Production is primarily from the Arbuckle dolomite and the Gorham sands with additional production from the Lansing-Kansas City interval along the eastern flank of the field. The Hansen and Ray Fields consist of over 7,000 acres in Philips and Norton Counties, Kansas. Murfin Drilling operates the leases held by MV Partners in the Trapp, Hansen and Ray Fields.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Jones Energy (NYSE: MVO) and MV Oil Trust (NYSE:MVO) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.
- [By Max Byerly]
MV Oil Trust (NYSE: MVO) and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR.A) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: PowerShares Global Water ETF (PIO)
PowerShares Global Water Portfolio (the Fund) seeks investment results that generally correspond to the price and yield performance of the NASDAQ OMX Global Water Index (the Index). The Fund will invest at least 90% of its total assets in the equity securities that comprise the Index, American depository receipts (ADR) and Global depository receipts (GDR) that are based on the securities in the Index. The Index consisted of companies listed on exchanges in Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the United States. The Fund’s investment adviser is Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC.
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No wonder water-centric funds like the Invesco Global Water ETF (NYSE: PIO) are at 52-week highs and climbing.
While these are all worthy candidates for further research if you’re interested, unfortunately, these stocks aren’t exactly synonymous with dividends. Many have little to no yield. But one industry leader has been raising its distributions every year since 2008 — with $8 billion budgeted to spur future growth and ensure that streak remains intact.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. trimmed its holdings in INVESCO EXCHANG/GLB WTR ETF (NASDAQ:PIO) by 34.0% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 13,967 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,204 shares during the quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. owned about 0.20% of INVESCO EXCHANG/GLB WTR ETF worth $349,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.(FCAU)
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., incorporated on April 1, 2014, is an automotive company. The Company is engaged in designing, engineering, manufacturing, distributing and selling vehicles, and components. The Company’s activities are carried out through six reportable segments: four regional mass-market vehicle segments (NAFTA, LATAM, APAC and EMEA), Maserati, and a global Components segment. The Company has operations in approximately 40 countries and sells its vehicles for the mass market under the Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia and Ram brands, and the SRT performance vehicle designation. In addition, the Company designs, engineers, manufactures, distributes and sells luxury vehicles under the Maserati brand. The Company also operates in the components and production systems sectors under the Magneti Marelli, Teksid and Comau brands. The Company manufactures and sells passenger cars, light trucks and light commercial vehicles.
The Company’s NAFTA segment includes its operations to support distribution and sales of mass-market vehicles in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Caribbean islands, through the Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and Ram brands. LATAM segment includes its operations to support the distribution and sale of mass-market vehicles in South and Central America primarily under the Fiat, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge and Ram brands, with the focus of its business in the LATAM segment in Brazil and Argentina. APAC segment includes its operations to support the distribution and sale of mass-market vehicles in the Asia Pacific region (in China, Japan, Australia, South Korea and India) carried out in the region through both subsidiaries and joint ventures, primarily under the Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat and Jeep brands. EMEA segment includes operations to support the distribution and sale of mass-market vehicles in Europe (which includes the over 28 members of the European Union and the members of the European Free Trade Associat! ion), the Middle East and Africa primarily under the Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep and Lancia brand names. Maserati segment includes design, engineering, development, manufacturing, around the world distribution and sale of luxury vehicles under the Maserati brand. The Components segment includes production and sale of lighting components, body control units, suspensions, shock absorbers, electronic systems, and exhaust systems and activities in powertrain (engine and transmissions) components, engine control units, plastic molding components and in the after-market carried out under the Magneti Marelli brand name; cast iron components for engines, gearboxes, transmissions and suspension systems, and aluminum cylinder heads under the Teksid brand name, and design and production of industrial automation systems and related products for the automotive industry under the Comau brand name. The Company’s other activities primarily consists of companies that provide services, including accounting, payroll, tax, insurance, purchasing, information technology, facility management and security for the Company, as well as CNH Industrial N.V. (CNHI), which manages central treasury activities and operates in media and publishing.
The Company designs, engineers, develops, manufactures, distributes and sells vehicles and service parts under approximately 10 mass-market brands and designations. The Company has over 50 parts distribution centers throughout the world to support its customer care efforts. Its passenger car product portfolio includes vehicles, such as the Fiat 500, Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Dodge Charger and Lancia Ypsilon. Its light commercial vehicles include vans, such as the Fiat Professional Doblo, Fiat Professional Ducato and Ram ProMaster, and light and heavy-duty pickup trucks, such as the Ram 1500 and 2500/3500. The Company also sells sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and compact utility vehicles (CUVs) in various vehicle segments, such as the Jeep Grand Cherokee! , includi! ng Jeep Renegade. The Company’s Mopar brand accessories allow its customers to customize their vehicles by including after-market sales of products from side steps and lift-kits, to graphics packages, such as racing stripes and custom leather interiors. Through the Mopar brand, it offers vehicle service contracts to its retail customers around the world under the Mopar Vehicle Protection brand.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Workhorse Group (NASDAQ:WKHS) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and risk.
- [By Shane Hupp]
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- [By John Rosevear]
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) has taken the wraps off a new concept for its upscale Alfa Romeo brand. Unsurprisingly, given global sales trends, it’s a compact SUV — but in a bit of a surprise for Alfa, it’s also a plug-in hybrid.
- [By Chris Lange]
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is planning to expand its footprint in Michigan, specifically Detroit. The automaker confirmed plans to invest a total of $4.5 billion in five of its existing Michigan plants
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Natural Health Trends Corp.(NHTC)
Natural Health Trends Corp., a direct-selling and e-commerce company, provides wellness, beauty, and lifestyle products for consumers or business builders under the NHT Global brand name. The company manufactures and supplies its products through third parties. Its wellness products include liquid, encapsulated, tableted and powder dietary and nutritional supplements, herbal supplements, vitamins, and minerals. The companys beauty products comprise anti-aging and hydrating cleansers, creams, lotions, serums, and toners; and lifestyle products include weight management, intimacy support, and energy enhancing supplements. It operates in North America, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Italy, and Slovenia, as well as in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. The company sells its products through its network marketing operations, as well as sells directly to consumers through an e-commerce platform. Natural Health Trends Corp. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Rolling Hills Estates, California.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Natural Health Trends (NASDAQ:NHTC) was upgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday.
- [By Max Byerly]
Central Garden & Pet (NASDAQ: CENT) and Natural Health Trends (NASDAQ:NHTC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and valuation.
- [By Lisa Levin]
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Natural Health Trends Corp (NASDAQ: NHTC) fell 7.8 percent to $19.80 in pre-market trading after rising 1.46 percent on Friday.
Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) shares fell 6.6 percent to $11.41 in pre-market trading after climbing 4.18 percent on Friday.
Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC) shares fell 6.2 percent to $5.15 in pre-market trading after tumbling 11.45 percent on Friday.
Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RKDA) fell 6.1 percent to $7.31 in pre-market trading after declining 3.35 percent on Friday.
Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) fell 5.6 percent to $28.30 in pre-market trading.
Evofem Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVFM) fell 5.3 percent to $6.06 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.73 percent on Friday.
Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) shares fell 5.2 percent to $28.60 in pre-market trading. Xerox terminated its transaction agreement with Fujifilm and entered into a new agreement with Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. JP Morgan downgraded Xerox from Overweight to Neutral.
Cellcom Israel Ltd. (NYSE: CEL) fell 5.2 percent to $7.02 in pre-market trading. Cellcom is expected to release Q1 results on May 30, 2018.
Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO) fell 4.5 percent to $74 in pre-market trading.
Nabriva Therapeutics plc (NASDAQ: NBRV) shares fell 4 percent to $4.66 in pre-market trading
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: Qualstar Corporation(QBAK)
Qualstar Corporation and its Subsidiary (“Qualstar”, the “Company”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is a leading provider of data storage systems marketed under the Qualstar brand and of high efficiency and high density power solutions marketed under the N2Power brand. Qualstar was incorporated in California in 1984. Qualstar is organized into two strategic business units, power solutions and data storage systems. Power solutions products include ultra-small high efficiency switching power supplies that provide unique power solutions to original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) for a wide range of markets, including communications networking, industrial, gaming, test equipment, LED/lighting, medical as well as other market applications. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Max Byerly]
Qualstar (NASDAQ:QBAK) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday. The electronics maker reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, Bloomberg Earnings reports. Qualstar had a net margin of 10.52% and a return on equity of 20.76%. The business had revenue of $3.23 million during the quarter.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Media headlines about Qualstar (NASDAQ:QBAK) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Qualstar earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 45.8526636437463 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Best Warren Buffett Stocks To Watch Right Now: CommunityOne Bancorp(COB)
Cobalt Blue Holdings Ltd is focused on achieving commercial production of cobalt and commercializing technical advances in the use of cobalt. The Company is focused on financing and undertaking an exploration and development program with potential to support a mine at Thackaringa Cobalt Project. The Thackaringa Cobalt Project comprises mineralized system, strategically located approximately 25 kilometers south-east of Broken Hill. The Company is a subsidiary of Broken Hill Prospecting Limited. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Cobinhood (CURRENCY:COB) traded up 12.3% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 12:00 PM Eastern on October 13th. During the last week, Cobinhood has traded 0.4% higher against the U.S. dollar. Cobinhood has a total market cap of $10.06 million and $24,249.00 worth of Cobinhood was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Cobinhood token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0268 or 0.00000430 BTC on cryptocurrency exchanges including Cobinhood and Mercatox.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Cobinhood (CURRENCY:COB) traded up 1.6% against the dollar during the 1 day period ending at 17:00 PM ET on September 3rd. During the last seven days, Cobinhood has traded up 13.8% against the dollar. One Cobinhood token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0354 or 0.00000486 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Mercatox and Cobinhood. Cobinhood has a total market capitalization of $13.14 million and $26,663.00 worth of Cobinhood was traded on exchanges in the last day.