NFL players will be sporting some very unique cleats this week. And they won’t be fined.
That’s because it’s part of the league’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign, players will don cleats with artistic graphic designs that highlight causes they support.
The players will be raising awareness about issues like domestic violence, rare diseases, animal cruelty, child abuse, autism and racism. They’ll also be supporting foundations that help people with mental health issues, single mothers and low-income students.
The cleats can only be worn during Week 13 of the season. Their vibrant patterns are a huge departure from the usual guidelines for game time cleats.
Typically, all of the players on a team must wear shoes with the same dominant colors. Things like brand names and logos generally aren’t allowed and when players break the rules, they get fined — $6,076 for the first infraction and $12,154 for subsequent ones.
The league and players worked on the campaign for 18 months and several of the players’ stories were featured on The Players’ Tribune website.
nyse stock quotes: Spark Therapeutics, Inc.(ONCE)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Wednesday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested going long again on small cap gene therapy stock Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ONCE):
Financially, Spark Therapeutics has over $300M in cash on the books and no debt to speak of yet, which equates to a share price of just over four times cash. The Company has generated over $20M in revenue for the trailing twelve months, and although the Company is expected to continue to lose money for the next few years, any strong clinical data that hits the tape could rocket shares of ONCE overnight, just like we’ve seen with so many others over the years.
nyse stock quotes: Gerdau S.A.(GGB)
- [By Manikandan Raman]
On the news, Freeport-McMoRan surged 12 percent to $10.20 and Lundin Mining climbed 12 percent to $3.33. Gerdau SA (ADR) (NYSE: GGB) rose 19 percent to $1.23, Vale SA (ADR) (NYSE: VALE) advanced 18 percent to $4.85 and Banco Bradesco SA (ADR) (NYSE: BBD) gained 11 percent to $7.15.
nyse stock quotes: Helmerich & Payne, Inc.(HP)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Western Digitalnow expects Dec-Q revenue of $4.75Bn, gross margin of 36%, tax rate of 13%, and EPS between $2.10-$2.15; versus ~$4.71Bn, 36%, 14-16%, and $1.85-$1.95, respectively. We believe that the Dec-Q guidance update is mostly attributed to the resolution of IP disputes with Samsung and better-than-expected execution by Western Digital; meaning, we do not expect much read-through benefit forSeagate Technology (STX) or HP Inc (HP) (both Equal Weight-rated stocks)…
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
Helmerich & Payne, Inc.(NYSE:HP) has an impressive dividend record, particularly when you take into consideration that it operates in the highly cyclical oil and gas services industry. The problem for investors, though, is that a dividend decision a few years ago obscures the income story here. This is one stock where the trend isn’t what it seems, and a little more analysis is needed to understand Helmerich & Payne’s true dividend potential.
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
The energy sector is feeling the pinch of low oil and natural gas prices, which has been a headwind for oil field services industry stalwart Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) and dragged down investor sentiment for midstream sector players Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD) and Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE:BPL). But each of these companies has a long history of increasing dividends annually, which means that the bad news today is likely to be good news for dividend lovers looking for big yields.
- [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]
The oil services industry was one of the hardest hit energy segments during the collapse of the oil market. But incredibly, oil & gas driller Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (HP) raised its quarterly dividend as recently as August.
nyse stock quotes: OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd.(OB)
- [By Monica Gerson]
The list of below stocks is notable as the shares have traded on sequentially increasing volume spanning the trading days from September 16 to September 20: