For many toy makers, Toys “R” Us wasn’t just a store, it was a lifeline.
The national toy retailer, which announced earlier this week plans to close or sell all of its US stores, acted as the main — and sometimes only — distributor for companies large and small.
“I am devastated that we have reached this point,” said Toys “R” Us Chief Executive Officer Dave Brandon, in a speech to employees on Wednesday. “We have vendors and suppliers out there who are also going to experience disruption and in some cases the same risks of insolvency based on the level of penetration they have with our company.”
It’s a big blow to Gary Atkinson, CEO of The Singing Machine Company, which makes karaoke products.
“Toys “R” Us was our second biggest customer after Walmart,” said Atkinson, who did $10 million in business with Toys “R” Us in 2017. He said the two companies shared a special relationship.
When the company launched a new kid’s karaoke line last year, it was first showcased at Toys “R” Us. So when Toys “R” Us filed for bankruptcy last September, it was a difficult pill to swallow for Atkinson.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: AllianzGI NFJ Dividend, Interest & Premium Strategy Fund(NFJ)
NFJ Dividend, Interest& Premium Strategy Fund (the Fund) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund’s primary investment objective is to seek current income and gains, with a secondary objective of long-term capital appreciation. The Fund invests in a diversified portfolio of dividend-paying common stocks and income producing convertible securities. It may also write (sell) call options on equity indexes.
The Fund invests in various industries, including agriculture, airlines, banking, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, telecommunications, commercial services, diversified financial services, electric, computers, hotel/gaming and media. Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC is the investment manager of the Fund. Allianz Global Investors Fund Management LLC is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Allianz Global Investors of America L.P. The Funds sub-advisors are NFJ Investment Group L.P, Nicholas-Applegate Capital Management and Oppenheimer Capital LLC.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
We Are One Seven LLC bought a new stake in shares of Allianzgi NFJ Dividend int & Prm Stgy Fd (NYSE:NFJ) during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 29,490 shares of the investment management company’s stock, valued at approximately $386,000.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
News coverage about Allianzgi NFJ Dividend int & Prm Stgy Fd (NYSE:NFJ) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Allianzgi NFJ Dividend int & Prm Stgy Fd earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the investment management company an impact score of 48.4440755158662 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Panhandle Royalty Company(PHX)
Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc., incorporated on December 11, 1978, is engaged in the acquisition, management and development of non-operated oil and natural gas properties, including wells located on its mineral and leasehold acreage. The Company’s mineral and leasehold properties are located primarily in Arkansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Texas, with properties also located in various other states. The Company’s oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas production is primarily from wells located in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
The Company’s principal products are natural gas, crude oil and NGL. The Company sells its products to various purchasers, including pipeline and marketing companies, which service the areas where the Company’s producing wells are located. As of September 30, 2015, the Company’s principal properties consisted of perpetual ownership of 255,411 net mineral acres, held principally in Arkansas, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas and six other states; leases on 19,575 net acres primarily in Oklahoma, and working interests, royalty interests, or both, in 6,195 producing oil and natural gas wells, and 65 wells in the process of being drilled or completed.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
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- [By Joseph Griffin]
News headlines about Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news 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. Panhandle Oil and Gas earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.1120655512436 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Media headlines about Panhandle Oil and Gas (NYSE:PHX) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Panhandle Oil and Gas earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 50.7768748674153 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Match Group, Inc.(MTCH)
Match Group, Inc. provides dating products. It operates a portfolio of approximately 45 brands, including Match, OkCupid, Tinder, PlentyOfFish, Meetic, Twoo, OurTime, and FriendScout24. The company offers its dating products through its Websites and applications in 38 languages approximately in 190 countries. It also provides various test preparation, academic tutoring, and college counseling services. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Match Group, Inc. is a subsidiary of IAC/InterActiveCorp.
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For this episode, it’s time to check in on not one but two such samplers. First, it’s been one year since he offered up “Five Stocks I Own That You Should Too.” Those were Activision Blizzard(NASDAQ:ATVI), Alphabet(NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG),Intuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG), Match Group(NASDAQ:MTCH), and Zillow(NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG), and he’ll review their progress with senior analystJim Mueller.
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Match Group(NASDAQ:MTCH), the parent of online dating brands including Tinder, OkCupid, Hinge, and its namesake, has been a breakout winner on the market since its 2015 IPO, with the stock nearly quadrupling since then.
Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Microchip Technology Incorporated(MCHP)
Microchip Technology Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, and sells semiconductor products for various embedded control applications. It offers a family of microcontroller products that include 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit PIC microcontrollers; and 16-bit dsPIC digital signal controllers, which feature on-board flash memory technology. The company also provides a set of application development tools that enable system designers to program a PIC microcontroller and dsPIC DSC for specific applications. In addition, it offers analog and interface products, which consist of various families with approximately 600 power management, linear, mixed-signal, thermal management, safety and security, and interface products. Further, the company provides memory products comprising serial electrically erasable programmable read-only memory. Its products are used in various applications in automotive, communications, computing, consumer, and industrial contr ol markets. Microchip Technology Incorporated markets its products primarily through a network of direct sales personnel and distributors in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in Chandler, Arizona.
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After a recent rally, consider taking some chips off the table for such semiconductor companies as Microchip (Nasdaq: MCHP) and Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) if you own them.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-one brokerages that are covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and twelve have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $102.75.
- [By Logan Wallace]
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Top 5 Warren Buffett Stocks To Own Right Now: Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.(ESRT)
We are a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust, or REIT, that owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world’s most famous building. As of December 31, 2015, our total portfolio, containing 10.1 million rentable square feet of office and retail space, was 87.3% occupied. Including signed leases not yet commenced, our total portfolio was 89.1% leased. As of December 31, 2015, we owned 14 office properties (including three long-term ground leasehold interests) encompassing approximately 9.3 million rentable square feet of office space, which were approximately 86.7% occupied or 88.6% leased including signed leases not yet commenced. Nine of these properties are located in the midtown Manhattan market and encompass approximately 7.5 million rentable square feet of office space, including the Empire State Building. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Matthew Frankel, CFP]
With all of that in mind, here’s why I think Realty Income (NYSE:O) and Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE:ESRT) make excellent IRA investments. In fact, I hold both in my retirement portfolio.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Citadel Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Empire State Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:ESRT) by 109.7% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,444,342 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,801,601 shares during the quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC’s holdings in Empire State Realty Trust were worth $58,899,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Logan Wallace]
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ESRT opened at $17.55 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $2.94 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.28, a P/E/G ratio of 4.93 and a beta of 0.90. Empire State Realty Trust has a fifty-two week low of $15.94 and a fifty-two week high of $21.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 7.10 and a quick ratio of 7.10.