Bank of Marin (NASDAQ:BMRC) has shot up about 40% in value in the past 2 months. Low expenses are one of the reasons for the recent growth, and free checkingaccounts are a big part of this.
Free checking accounts routinely waive maintenance fees if your balance is over a certain amount, making them effectively free for customers. But that can come at the expense of receiving interest payments. Many customers don’t realize it, but banks get the better end of the deal from free checkingbecause it gives them a cheap source of capital — something that Bank of Marin has taken advantage of.
Free checking means lower interest expenses
Banks make money on the difference between long-term interest (money they loan out) and short-term interest (money they borrow). When banks loan out money to finance a home or business, they have to first borrow that money at a lower rate. That money can come from deposits (like checking or savings accounts) or a short term loan (like a CD). Any lowering of the interest banks pay increases their profit on the loan.
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2017: USANA Health Sciences Inc.(USNA)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Herbalife Ltdand small capNu Skin Enterprises, Inc (NYSE: NUS) back in positive territory whilesmall cap direct seller USANA Health Sciences, Inc (NYSE: USNA) had been a strong outperformer:
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2017: G&K Services, Inc.(GK)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
We maintain our positive view toward Cintas, particularly as G&K Services (GK) is likely to bolster Cintas’s growth potential over the next few years. However, after strong appreciation since the G&K announcement last August, we believe that much of the good news is already priced in at 25x/22x our pro-forma FY18/FY19 adjusted EPS estimates. As a result, we rate CTAS Sector Perform and await a better entry point.
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2017: trivago N.V. (TRVG)
- [By Paul Ausick]
Online travel company Travel BV (NASDAQ: TRVG), better known as trivago, raised $287 million on the sale of 26.1 million American Depositary Shares (ADSs) at $11, below the expected range of $13 to $15. ADSs popped 7.7% for the Friday offering.
- [By Diane Alter]
Trivago NV (Nasdaq: TRVG) is a German hotel-search company. It priced its initial public offering of 26.1 million American depositary shares (ADSs) at $11 apiece. That was below its projected number of shares and price range. The company had expected to offer 28.5 ADSs at $13 to $15 each.
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2017: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of Box Inc underperforming potential small cap peers such asPaycom Software Inc (NYSE: PAYC), Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ: PCTY) and TriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET)which also debuted around the same time:
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2017: Real Goods Solar, Inc.(RGSE)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Real Goods Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGSE) got a boost, shooting up 22 percent to $2.98 after dropping 7.89 percent on Monday. RGS Energy disclosed that it has completed its $11.5 million public offering of common stock and warrants.
- [By Andrew Efimoff]
WTI crude oil plunged 3.11 percent on Friday to $48.99 a barrel. Below are the biggest energy losers for the day:
California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC): -19.22% Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ: BOOM): -12.39% Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE: CWEI): -11.45% Dynergy (NYSE: DYN): -11.91% EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE): -11.20% Mexco Energy (NYSE: MXC) -10.90% Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) -10.79% Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) -10.79% SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) -10.38% Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RGSE) -10.34%
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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2017: Netflix, Inc.(NFLX)
- [By James E. Brumley]
The term “over the top television” or its acronym “OTT” aren’t exactly new. The phrase/abbreviation was claimed shortly after a streaming service from Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) became an alternative to traditional cable television services less than a decade ago. The over-the-top competition didn’t really become contested, however, until just a few months ago. Now that it has though, sparks areflying.
Those sparks will by flying be for a while too, if a small startup called Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV) has anything to do with it. Netflix, Hulu — which jointly owned by Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA) — and all of the other fairly new players in the over the top television space may want to look over their shoulder. In the meantime, investors may want to take a step back and look at where the real money in the OTT industry is going to be made over the course of the next 10 years. OTTV plays a big role in that picture.
Contrary to popular belief, Netflix isn’t the dominant name it used to be in the Internet-delivered television industry. It was admittedly the first on the scene, and as such was able to carve out the biggest piece of the market. It’s become something of a commoditized business though.
For exampls, beyond Hulu and Netflix, CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) has jumped into the game with its product called CBS All Access. The service allows subscribers (for a low monthly fee) access a variety of CBS programming via the Internet. HBO, from Time Warner. has found respectable success with its subscription-based Internet television service called HBO Go.
Sling TV, from DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH), hasalso broken new ground in the over the top market by aggregating a variety of television channels into an entire package and then selling that package at a rate that’s much less than what it would cost a cable subscriber to watch the same through a traditional coaxial o
- [By Andrew Tonner]
Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) is a classic Peter Lynch stock; Lynch popularized the “buy what you use” philosophy of investing. Given the incredible success of Netflix stock since its 2002 IPO and the company’s pronounced brand awareness, retirees or older savers could be excused for considering its shares a shrewd investment. However, the problem with Netflix, or many comparable growth stocks, is that its aggressive valuation and highly volatile trading behavior make it ill-suited for investors focused on capital preservation.
- [By Burke Speaker, Investorplace Writer To know how popular a TV show is, look no further than th]
Gearing up for a launch event in the Netherlands,Netflix (NFLX) Vice President of Content Acquisition Kelly Merryman explained how illegal downloading sites factor in to the decision-making process.
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2017: Insperity, Inc.(NSP)
- [By Lee Jackson]
Insperity Inc. (NYSE: NSP) also had a large-scale seller on the desk, and it was another well-known hedge fund. Value Act, which also serves as a director at the company, sold a total of 226,000 shares of the stock at prices that ranged from $71.22 to $72.41. The total for the sale was set at $16 million.Insperity provides an array of human resources and business solutions to enhance business performance for small and medium-sized businesses in the United States. The shares closed the day on Friday at $71.85.
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2017: Atlantic Power Corporation(AT)
- [By Lisa Levin] Related WR Earnings Scheduled For February 24, 2016 Mid-Day Market Update: Ocata Therapeutics Climbs On Acquisition News; Textura Shares Slip Related AT Mid-Morning Market Update: Markets Open Higher; Tiffany Misses Q2 Expectations PVH Corp, Atlantic Power, Carlyle Group Lead Monday's After-Hours Movers Atlantic Power's (AT) CEO Jim Moore on Q4 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
Toward the end of trading Thursday, the Dow traded down 0.24 percent to 16,960.40 while the NASDAQ declined 0.38 percent to 4,656.49. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.17 percent to 1,985.91.
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Monday, utilities shares rose by just 0.1 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE: AT), down 2 percent, and Pampa Energia S.A. (ADR) (NYSE: PAM), down 4 percent.
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2017: GRAVITY Co. Ltd.(GRVY)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Gravity Co., LTD. (ADR) (NASDAQ: GRVY) shares shot up 111 percent to $9.61 after the company reported Q3 results. GRAVITY reported Q3 earnings of $0.74 per share on sales of $13.143 million.
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2017: Baker Hughes Incorporated(BHI)
- [By Brian Wu]
GE recently doubled down on its oil and gas business after merging it with Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI) and took a majority 62.5% stake in the merged entity. The merged entity is now the second-largest oil services business and will help GE take full advantage of increased oil and gas production under the new administration.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
It’s a deal made for late-night television. Last night, the Wall Street Journal reported that General Electric (GE) was considering buying Baker Hughes (BHI). General Electric denied the news immediately, saying simply that it was considering joint ventures with Baker Hughes. Baker Hughes, meanwhile, has confirmed there are talks but “no guarantee anything will be included.” Now, it appears that the discussion is about combining General Electric’s oil and gas business with Baker Hughes. Citigroup’s Scott Gruber and Andrew Kaplowitz offer their thoughts:
- [By Benzinga News Desk]
General Electric (NYSE: GE) was said to be in talks to acquire Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHI), according to sources as reported by Dow Jones. A deal could be valued at as much as $30 billion. However, Bloomberg later reported that a GE spokesperson said they're in talks with Baker Hughes regarding possible partnerships, but not an acquisition. Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) had attempted to acquire Baker Hughes in 2014, but the DoJ sued to block the deal valued at $35 billion.