By Andrew Sebastian
Liberal growth and conservative financing may seem contradictory at first, but the two are not mutually exclusive as Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD) proves. EPD is undergoing rapid development with $5.6 billion worth of capital projects under current construction, that will start adding to the company’s top and bottom lines starting in 2018. In 2016, over $2 billion worth of projects have been completed or will be completed by year’s end. They include gas processing plants, oil storage facilities and ethane export terminals – a diversification of EPD’s revenue streams that will only continue into 2018. Many of EPD’s current pipelines have upwards of double the capacity, so there is tremendous opportunity for growth. EPD certainly will not be hindered by capacity.
EPD has maintained an investment grade credit rating at Baa1/BBB+ while other MLPs and energy companies have seen their ratings fall in the face of declining energy prices . EPD’s business model is what allows it to keep a healthy credit profile. Although units of EPD may trade at a high correlation to energy prices, the actual underlying fundamentals of the business are not entirely tied to them. EPD’s success comes from its fee-based business with fixed contracts tied to the volume of oil and natural gas it stores and transports, regardless of the prices for oil and natural gas. Only about 15% of EPD’s gross margin is tied directly to oil and gas prices, so a sustained environment in which prices remained subdued does not mean falling cash flow. EPD investors can rest assured that the distributions will keep coming.
Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2017: T-Mobile US, Inc.(TMUS)
- [By Adam Levy]
Meanwhile, lower-end competitor T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) has focused on offering more value to its customers without relying on big mergers with media companies. And while T-Mobile is managing to increase its prices, AT&T and Verizon are seeing many of its customers switch to lower-priced, or at least higher-value, plans — if not switching carriers altogether.
- [By Daniel Miller]
As a rule of thumb, the two largest phone carriers in the U.S. have been dominant, followed by a smaller two in Sprint Corporation (NYSE:S) and T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS). With a new administration that might view business deals differently than previous administrations, interest in a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile seems to be heating up. The idea is to create three ultra-competitive phone carriers rather than two dominant and two smaller carriers.
- [By Lisa Levin]
T-Mobile US Inc (NYSE: TMUS) reported upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter on Tuesday. Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ: IDTI) agreed to acquire GigPeak Inc (NYSE: GIG) for around $250 million in cash. Charles River Laboratories Intl. Inc (NYSE: CRL) reported better-than-expected profit for its fourth quarter. Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMKR) posted downbeat revenue for its fourth quarter and issued a weak outlook for the current quarter.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Donald Trump’s election has proved a boon for shareholders of Sprint (S) , on the premise that a Republican administration would be open to a merger of the carrier to T-Mobile USA (TMUS) . Regulators under Obama had pushed back against Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son’s goal of combining the U.S.’s third- and fourth-largest carriers.
- [By Douglas A. McIntyre]
One of the notable things about the mall is the number of troubled retailers it houses. Long term, this may be bad for the mall’s finances. Macy’s, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF), GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) and Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) have locations. However, Mall of America has buttressed its tenant list with scores of restaurants and with retailers like Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS), which have very well-financed parents
Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2017: Monsanto Company(MON)
- [By Shanthi Rexaline]
Agri-Input Companies — Seeds/ Fertilizers/Pesticides Manufacturers
Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON): +68.82 percent since 2011. Syngenta AG (ADR) (NYSE: SYT): +56.26 percent since 2011. Mosaic Co (NYSE: MOS): -63.1 percent since 2011. Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (USA) (NYSE: POT): -67.8 percent since 2011. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF): +5.04 percent since 2011. Agrium Inc. (USA) (NYSE: AGU): +1.10 percent since 2011.
- [By Maxx Chatsko]
BeforeBayer(NASDAQOTH: BAYRY)arrived onto the scene, I viewedMonsanto(NYSE: MON)as an intriguing growth stock. It has a rich history of delivering value to shareholders and continues to hold a dominant technological edge over key competitors in crop protection products, seeds, and traits. While little has changed its promising pipeline and portfolio, the pending acquisition throws a wrench in anyone’s plans to start or add to a position. Uncertainty stemming from the merger provides several terrible reasons to buy Monsanto at this time.
Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2017: Telecom Argentina Stet – France Telecom S.A.(TEO)
- [By Jim Robertson]
Yesterday, our Under the Radar Moversportfolio newsletter suggested small cap telecommunications Telecom Argentina SA (NYSE: TEO) as a short/bearish trade:
Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2017: Sina Corporation(SINA)
- [By Steve Symington]
Shares ofSINA Corporation(NASDAQ:SINA)rose 25.8% in 2016,according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, following a pair of stronger-than-expected quarterly reports from the Chinese internet leader in the second half.
Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2017: Madison Square Garden Inc.(MSG)
- [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]
Meanwhile, Mark Boyar, of The Boyar Value Fund, recommends another household name: Madison Square Garden (MSG). He thinks the Dolan family could take the company private.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Madison Square Garden Co (NYSE: MSG) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $325.53 million.
Gogo Inc (NASDAQ: GOGO) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.42 per share on revenue of $137.58 million.
Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2017: Rick’s Cabaret International Inc.(RICK)
- [By Peter Graham]
After the market closed yesterday, small cap restaurant and entertainment stockDave & Busters Entertainment Inc (NASDAQ: PLAY) reported Q4 2016 earnings with shares falling by mid single digit percentagesin after hours trading. The Company apparently beat expectations on earnings, but fell short of expectations for comps. Likewise, the stock has already had a very good run meaning expectations were super high.Take a look at the following long term chart which shows Dave & Busters Entertainmentsshare performanceascompared to potential peers such as Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) and upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK):