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Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2022

PNM Resources, Inc.’s (PNM Quick QuotePNM ) strategic infrastructure-related investments and efforts to provide reliable and affordable clean power will enhance its existing performance. Also, the company’s adequate liquidity will allow it to meet its debt obligations.

The company has a trailing four-quarter earnings surprise of 8.53%, on average. Its long-term (three-five years) earnings growth rate is pegged at 5.18%. In the past year, shares of this presently Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) company have gained 14.1%, outperforming the industry’s rise of 12.6%. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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What’s Driving the Stock?

PNM Resources continues to invest substantially in its utility assets for providing reliable services to its customers. The company plans to invest $3.98 billion during the 2021-2025 forecast period, which will help it enhance its earnings.

In New Mexico, the utility received approvals from both the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission to acquire the Western Spirit Transmission Line. Construction of the project started at the beginning of this year. We note that the company will play an important role with its expanding transmission assets in the region.

The utility is also steadily taking measures to increase its renewable and battery storage capacity, thus moving toward clean energy. To this end, PNM Resources is focused on exiting coal-fired generation by 2024 and targets an emission-free portfolio by 2040 to bring cleaner energy sources to its production portfolio. The goal of the company is to become carbon neutral before 2045. Also, it plans to replace 114 MW of leased capacity at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station with solar and storage resources. Other utilities like Duke Energy (DUK Quick QuoteDUK ) , DTE Energy (DTE Quick QuoteDTE ) and Xcel En! ergy (XEL Quick QuoteXEL ) are too making efforts to supply clean energy.

The company boasts sufficient liquidity to meet its near-term obligations and fund capital investments despite the ongoing economic crisis.

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2022: Model N, Inc.(MODN)

Model N, Inc., incorporated on December 14, 1999, is a provider of revenue management cloud solutions for life science and technology companies. The Company’s solutions enable its customers to manage revenue compliance risk. The Company’s solutions include Revenue Enterprise Cloud, Revenue Intelligence Cloud and Revvy. The Company provides solutions that span the organizational and operational boundaries of functions, such as sales, marketing and finance, and serve as a system of record for revenue management processes, including pricing, contracts, rebates, incentives and regulatory compliance. The Company’s application suites are designed to work with enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) applications. Its applications also provide customers predictive revenue insight, optimization of sales and marketing investments and offers, and customer profitability intelligence. The Company also offers implementation services, managed services, strategic services and customer support.

Revenue Enterprise Cloud

The Company’s Revenue Enterprise Cloud is a suite of enterprise applications, which automates various end-to-end revenue management processes. Its suite includes various applications, such as Price Management, to manage the entire pricing lifecycle from price strategy to execution and implement pricing rules and guidelines to enforce pricing consistency across geographies and transactions; Deal Management, to develop and optimize deals and contracts by integrating lead and opportunity tracking, offer development, pricing and contract compliance; Contract Management, to manage execution of pricing and incentives strategies on contracts, capture and enforce pricing policies, and also manage the entire contract lifecycle from offer development to contract compliance; Incentive and Rebate Management, to enable the management of a range of customer and channel incentives, such as healthcare provider rebates, managed care rebates, wholesaler char! gebacks and inventory management agreements, by monitoring, processing, calculating and approving the payment of incentives based on contract terms, direct and indirect sales, product utilization, customer eligibility, and other internal and external performance data, and Regulatory Compliance Management, to enforce compliance with statutory and financial regulations and their revenue recognition policies by calculating and reporting mandatory government prices, such as Average Manufacturer Price, Best Price and Non-Federal Average Manufacturer’s Price, as well as process and pay government claims for Medicaid, Tricare, and other mandated federal and state healthcare programs. The Company offers customers to purchase its Revenue Enterprise Cloud either as a suite or as separate standalone applications.

Revenue Intelligence Cloud

The Company’s Revenue Intelligence Cloud is a suite of revenue management business intelligence applications. Its Revenue Intelligence Cloud’s set of applications provides the analytical tools insights to define and optimize revenue management strategies. Its suite includes Price Analytics, Brand Analytics, Channel Analytics, Managed Markets Analytics and Global Pricing Market Analytics. The Company offers customers to purchase its Revenue Intelligence Cloud either as a suite or as separate stand-alone applications.

Revvy

The Company’s Revvy is a suite of software-as-service (SaaS)-based applications built on the Salesforce1 Platform from salesforce.com, designed to automate the end to end revenue management lifecycle. The Company partners with salesforce.com to deliver applications built on the Salesforce1 Platform for the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, medical devices, and semiconductor and component manufacturing industries. The Company’s Revvy suite includes products, such as Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ), Global Price Management (GPM) and Sales. Revvy CPQ streamlines the quote to contract process by enabling the configu! ration of! services, bundles and solutions in an intuitive user interface. Revvy Global Price Management can be used to optimize pricing and product launch decisions, and satisfy regulatory reporting requirements across countries by analyzing internal and external pricing data in a timely manner and by fostering a global pricing collaboration. Revvy Sales provides sales management a consolidated view of their sales funnel with analytical capabilities to assess funnel trends and drill through by customers, products, geographies or people.

The Company competes with SAP AG and Oracle Corporation.

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    Finally, there’s Model N (NYSE: MODN). My long-time readers might remember this revenue management cloud company for the life sciences and technology businesses: we sold its shares a year ago almost to the day, for a gain of 30% in about six months. I like MODN’s business, and with long-term projected growth of 44%, now might be the time to revisit the shares. If you’re a subscriber to Game-Changing Stocks, stay tuned…

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    Finally, there’s Model N (NYSE: MODN). My long-time readers might remember this revenue management cloud company for the life sciences and technology businesses: we sold its shares a year ago almost to the day, for a gain of 30% in about six months. I like MODN’s business, and with long-term projected growth of 44%, now might be the time to revisit the shares. If you’re a subscriber to Game-Changing Stocks, stay tuned…

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    Model N Inc (NYSE:MODN)Q12019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 05, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2022: AECOM(ACM)

AECOM, formerly AECOM Technology Corporation, incorporated on January 31, 1980, designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations around the world. The Company provides program and facilities management and maintenance, training, logistics, consulting, technical assistance, and systems integration and information technology (IT) services. The Company operates through three segments: Design and Consulting Services (DCS), Construction Services (CS) and Management Services (MS). The Company’s clients consist primarily of national, state, regional and local governments, public and private institutions, and corporations. In addition, the Company formed AECOM Capital, an investment fund to invest in public-private partnership (P3) and private-sector real estate projects for which it provides an integrated solution that includes equity capital, design, engineering and construction services.

Design and Consulting Services Segment

The Company’s DCS segment provides planning, consulting, architectural and engineering design, and program and construction management services to commercial and government clients across the world in various end markets. The DCS segment comprises an array of services, generally provided on a fee-for-service basis. For each of its services, the Company’s technical expertise includes civil, structural, process, mechanical, geotechnical systems and electrical engineering, architectural, landscape and interior design, urban and regional planning, project economics, cost consulting and environmental, health and safety work.

The Company provides services in DCS segment both directly and through joint ventures or similar partner arrangements to end markets or business sectors, such as transportation, including transit and rail, aviation, marine, ports and harbors, as well as highways, bridges and tunnels; facilities, including government, industrial, urban master planning/design, commercial and ! leisure facilities, educational, healthcare and correctional; environmental, including water and wastewater, environmental management and water resources, and energy/power, including demand side management, transmission and distribution, alternative/renewable energy, hydropower/dams and solar.

Construction Services Segment

The Company’s CS segment provides construction, program and construction management services, including building construction and energy, infrastructure and industrial construction, primarily in the Americas. It provides services in CS segment both directly and through joint ventures or similar partner arrangements, to end markets and business sectors, such as building, including performance venues, modern office towers, meeting and exhibition spaces, sports arenas, education facilities, mass transit terminals and data centers; energy, including fossil fuel power generating facilities, nuclear power generating facilities, hydroelectric power generating facilities, transmission and distribution systems, emissions control systems, as well as alternative and renewable energy sources, including biomass, geothermal, solar energy and wind systems; infrastructure and industrial, including highways, airports, rail and other transit projects; maritime and terminal facilities; dams, water and waste water projects; biotechnology and pharmaceutical research laboratories, pilot plants and production facilities; petrochemical, specialty chemical and polymer facilities; consumer products, and food and beverage production facilities; automotive and other manufacturing facilities, and mines and mining facilities.

Management Services Segment

The Company, through its MS segment, is a contractor to the United States Federal Government. It serves a range of government departments and agencies, including the Department of Defense (DOD), the Department of Energy (DOE) and other United States federal agencies. It also serves departments and agencies of othe! r nationa! l governments, such as the United Kingdom Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and the United Kingdom Ministry of Defense.

The Company provides a range of services in MS segment, both directly and through joint ventures or similar partner arrangements, including operation and maintenance of complex government installations, including military bases and test ranges; network and communications engineering, software engineering, IT infrastructure design and implementation, cyber defense and cloud computing technologies; deactivation, decommissioning and disposal of nuclear weapons stockpiles and other nuclear waste; management and operations and maintenance services for complex DOE and NDA programs and facilities; testing and development of new components and platforms, as well as engineering and technical support for the modernization of aging weapon systems, and logistics support for government supply and distribution networks, including warehousing, packaging, delivery and traffic management.

The Company’s other services include acquisition support for new weapons platforms; maintenance planning to extend the service life of weapons systems and other military equipment; maintenance, modification and overhaul of military aircraft and ground vehicles; safety analyses for high-hazard facilities and licensing for DOE sites; threat assessments of public facilities and the development of force protection and security systems; planning and conducting emergency preparedness exercises; first responder training for the military and other government agencies; management and operations and maintenance of chemical agent and chemical weapon disposal facilities; installation of monitoring technology to detect the movement of nuclear and radiological materials across national borders; planning, design and construction of aircraft hangars, barracks, military hospitals and other government buildings, and environmental remediation and restoration for the redevelopment of military bases and oth! er govern! ment installations.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Aecom (NYSE:ACM) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Actinium (CURRENCY:ACM) traded flat against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 22:00 PM Eastern on October 4th. One Actinium coin can now be purchased for about $0.0237 or 0.00000361 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including TradeOgre and Crex24. In the last week, Actinium has traded flat against the U.S. dollar. Actinium has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $585.00 worth of Actinium was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Aecom (NYSE:ACM) – Research analysts at KeyCorp issued their FY2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Aecom in a report released on Wednesday, August 8th. KeyCorp analyst T. Afzal expects that the construction company will earn $2.72 per share for the year. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Aecom’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.87 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $3.10 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $3.53 EPS.

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2022: WD-40 Company(WDFC)

WD-40 Company, incorporated on October 22, 1999, is a global consumer Products Company. As of August 31, 2012, the Companys products included WD-40 Smart Straw, WD-40 Trigger Pro, 3-IN-ONE Professional Garage Door Lube, Spot Shot Pet Clean which is a non-aerosol Spot Shot trigger product, and a mildew stain remover under the X-14 brand. In addition, its WD-40 Specialist product line, consists of certain specialty maintenance products. The Companys three geographical segments are: the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The Company sells its products primarily through mass retail and home center stores, warehouse club stores, grocery stores, hardware stores, automotive parts outlets and industrial distributors and suppliers. During the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012, the Company formed WD-40 Bike Company LLC, focused on the development of a line of bicycle maintenance products for cyclists and mechanics.

Multi-Purpose Maintenance Products

The WD-40 brand is a multi-purpose maintenance product and is sold as an aerosol spray, a non-aerosol trigger spray and in liquid form through mass retail stores, hardware stores, warehouse club stores, automotive parts outlets and industrial distributors and suppliers. WD-40 products are sold worldwide in markets, such as North, Central and South America, Asia, Australia and the Pacific Rim, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. WD-40 products has a range of consumer uses in household, marine, automotive, construction, repair, sporting goods and gardening applications, in addition to numerous industrial applications. The 3-IN-ONE brand consists of multi-purpose drip oil and spray lubricant products, as well as other specialty maintenance products. The drip oil is an entry-level lubricant with spout options that allow applications for small mechanisms and assemblies, tool maintenance and threads on screws and bolts. It also has industrial applications in areas, such as locksmithing, HVAC, marine, farming, construction and jewelry manufa! cturing. In addition to the drip oil line of products, the 3-IN-ONE brand also includes a line of products known as 3-IN-ONE Professional, which is a line of multi-purpose maintenance products. 3-IN-ONE products are sold in the United States, Europe, Canada, Latin America, Australia and Asia.

The Blue Works brand consists of a line of industrial grade, specialty maintenance products that include lubricants, penetrants, degreasers and cleaners designed specifically for the needs of industrial users. Blue Works products were launched in the United States in selected markets in Europe and are sold through the industrial channel. WD-40 Specialist consists of a line of specialty problem solving products that include penetrants, water resistant degreaser silicone sprays, corrosion inhibitors and rust removers that are aimed at the current users of the WD-40 brand.

Homecare and Cleaning Products

The X-14 brand is a line of products designed for cleaning needs. X-14 is sold as a liquid mildew stain remover and two types of automatic toilet bowl cleaners. X-14 is sold in the United States through grocery and mass retail channels. The 2000 Flushes brand is a line ofLong-lasting automatic toilet bowl cleaners, which includes a variety of formulas. 2000 Flushes is sold in the United States and Canada through grocery and mass retail channels. The Carpet Fresh brand is a line of room and rug deodorizers sold as powder, aerosol foam and trigger spray products. Carpet Fresh is sold through grocery and mass retail channels in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. In the United Kingdom, Carpet Fresh is sold under the 1001 brand name. In Australia, Carpet Fresh is sold under the No Vac brand name.

The Spot Shot brand is sold as an aerosol carpet stain remover and a liquid trigger carpet stain and odor eliminator. The brand also includes products, such as Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain & Odor Eliminator and Spot Shot Pet Clean, which are non-toxic and biodegrad! able. Spo! t Shot products are sold through grocery and mass retail channels, warehouse club stores and hardware and home center stores in the United States and Canada. Spot Shot products are also sold in the United Kingdom under the 1001 brand name. The 1001 brand includes carpet and household cleaners and rug and room deodorizers, which are sold through mass retail, grocery and home center stores in the United Kingdom. The Lava and Solvol brands consist of heavy-duty hand cleaner products, which are sold in bar soap and liquid form through hardware, grocery, industrial, automotive and mass retail channels. Lava is sold in the United States, while Solvol is sold in Australia.

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    WD-40 (NASDAQ:WDFC) Q2 2019 Earnings CallApril 9, 2019 5:00 p.m. ET

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Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2022: Blackrock Core Bond Trust(BHK)

BlackRock Core Bond Trust (the Trust) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Trust’s objective is to provide high current income together with capital appreciation. The Trust will invest at least 75% of its total assets in bonds that are investment-grade quality, or determined by BlackRock, Inc. (BlackRock) to be of equivalent credit quality at the time of purchase. It may invest up to 25% of its total assets in bonds that are rated, at the time of investment, Ba/BB or below by Moody’s Investors Service, Standard & Poor’s or Fitch Ratings, or that are unrated but judged to be of comparable quality by BlackRock.

The Trust’s portfolio includes mortgage pass-through securities, taxable municipal bonds, corporate bonds, agency and non-agency multiple class mortgage pass-through securities, inverse floating rate mortgage securities, asset-backed securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities, the United States Government and Agency securities, and foreign government bonds. Its investment advisor is BlackRock Advisors, LLC.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BlackRock Core Bond Trust (NYSE:BHK) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, March 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a dividend of 0.065 per share by the investment management company on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $0.78 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 14th.

Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2022: Dropbox, Inc.(DBX)

Dropbox, Inc. provides a collaboration platform worldwide. Its platform allows individuals, teams, and organizations to collaborate and sign up for free through its website or app, as well as upgrade to a paid subscription plan for premium features. As of December 31, 2020, the company had approximately 700 million registered users across 180 countries. The company was formerly known as Evenflow, Inc. and changed its name to Dropbox, Inc. in October 2009. Dropbox, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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    Solana is widely considered to be a solid, up-and-coming project. Founded by former engineers from Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Dropbox Inc. (NASDAQ: DBX), it has quickly established itself among the platform cryptocurrencies.

  • [By Tezcan Gecgil]

    CRNC stock is up more than 8% YTD. The company’s forward price-earnings (P/E) and price-sales (P/S) ratios are 39.22 and 11.39, respectively. Given the potential for secular growth, interested investors should keep the shares on their radar screen with a view to buy for long-term portfolios.

    Cloud Stocks to Buy: Dropbox (DBX)

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top Clean Energy Stocks For 2022: CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CASI)

CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, acquires, develops, and commercializes therapeutics addressing cancer and other unmet medical needs in North America and China. The companys lead drug candidate is ENMD-2076, an Aurora A and angiogenic kinase inhibitor for the treatment of cancer, which has completed Phase I clinical trial in various different solid tumor cancers, including ovarian, breast, liver, renal, and sarcoma, as well as in leukemia and multiple myeloma; and that has also completed a Phase II clinical trial in advanced ovarian cancer. It also develops late-stage clinical drug candidates, such as ZEVALIN injection for intravenous use; MARQIBO, a microtubule inhibitor for the treatment of adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia; and CE Melphalan, a formulation of melphalan. The company was formerly known as EntreMed, Inc. and changed its name to CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in June 2014. CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Repligen (NASDAQ:RGEN) and CASI Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CASI) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of CASI Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CASI) jumped nearly 32% today after the small-cap pharma announced a new contract drug-manufacturing pact in China. The company now will rely on Yiling Wanzhou International Pharmaceuticals for manufacturing two drugs: entecavir and cilostazol.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of CASI Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CASI) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Saturday morning.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2021

CNBC’s Jim Cramer took the time on Thursday to explain why he will not recommend investors to buy any cannabis or Chinese company stocks—outside of a handful of names.

The “Mad Money” host gave a number of reasons why he thinks there are a lot of risks to consider in both markets.

In the cannabis group, Cramer said he likes Canopy, Cronos, and GW Pharma, whose CEO he interviewed on Wednesday.

Out of the Chinese market, Cramer recommends buying Alibaba, a company he likened to Amazon. In addition to China’s biggest ecommerce business, he likes Baidu and Nio if the stocks pullback. He did warn viewers, however, that he has not done his homework on the latter company, the connected electric vehicle manufacturer that has gained more than 50 percent this year.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2021: Colliers International Group Inc. (CIGI)

Colliers International Group Inc. provides commercial real estate services to real estate occupiers, owners, and investors worldwide. The company’s Sales and Lease Brokerage Division offers transaction brokerage services, including landlord representation, tenant representation, and capital markets and investment services, as well as property management, leasing, and valuations. This division provides its services for various asset classes, including office, industrial, retail, multi-family, hotel and mixed-use properties. Its Outsourcing & Advisory Services Division offers corporate solutions, such as portfolio management, transaction management, project management, workplace solutions, strategic consulting, property and asset management, and other corporate real estate services, as well as lease administration and facilities management systems; valuation and advisory services comprising valuation and appraisal review and management, portfolio or single asset valuation, arbitration and consulting, various studies, tax appeals, and litigation support; property and asset management services consisting of property level accounting, tenant service/relations and bidding, awarding and administering subcontracts for management and maintenance, landscaping, security, parking, capital, and tenant improvements. This division also provides project management services, including bid document review, construction monitoring and delivery management, contract administration and integrated cost control, facility and engineering functionality, milestone and performance monitoring, quality assurance, risk management, and strategic project consulting; workplace solutions, such as visioning, change management, and strategic consulting services; property marketing services for commercial and residential projects; and research services for owners and landlords. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of Colliers International Group Inc (NASDAQ:CIGI) (TSE:CIGI) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the nine ratings firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $79.75.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2021: Pioneer Energy Services Corp.(PES)

Pioneer Energy Services Corp. provides land-based drilling services and production services to a diverse group of independent and large oil and gas exploration and production companies in the United States and internationally in Colombia. We also provide two of our services (coiled tubing and wireline services) offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Drilling services and production services are fundamental to establishing and maintaining the flow of oil and natural gas throughout the productive life of a well and enable us to meet multiple needs of our clients. * Drilling Services Segment– From 1999 to 2011, we significantly expanded our fleet through acquisitions and the construction of new-build drilling rigs.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE: PES) and Key Energy Services (NYSE:KEG) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Seadrill Partners (NYSE: SDLP) and Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    GSA Capital Partners LLP raised its holdings in shares of Pioneer Energy Services (NYSE:PES) by 319.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 426,117 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after acquiring an additional 324,588 shares during the quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP owned approximately 0.55% of Pioneer Energy Services worth $1,151,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Jason Hall]

    Shares of a handful of small independent oil and gas producers, as well as a number of smaller oilfield service and equipment providers fell more than 10% on May 25. Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFIE), which manufactures burner management systems for oil and gas companies, fell 14.5%, while offshore energy industry transportation specialist Bristow Group Inc (NYSE:BRS) fell 12.6%. Onshore drilling contractor Pioneer Energy Services Corp (NYSE:PES) and offshore oil and gas producer W&T Offshore, Inc. both fell 11.4%, while independent oil and gas producers California Resources Corp (NYSE:CRC) and Ultra Petroleum Corp (NASDAQ:UPL) fell 10.5% and 10%, respectively. 

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2021: Range Resources Corporation(RRC)

Range Resources Corporation, an independent natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas properties primarily in the Appalachian and southwestern regions of the United States. The company?s Appalachian region drilling and producing activities include tight-gas, shale, coal bed methane, and conventional natural gas and oil production in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, and West Virginia. It owns 4,969 net producing wells, approximately 2,750 miles of gas gathering lines, and approximately 1.8 million gross acres under lease. The company?s Southwestern drilling and producing activities cover the Barnett Shale of North Texas, the Permian Basin of West Texas and eastern New Mexico, the East Texas Basin, the Texas Panhandle, and the Anadarko Basin of Western Oklahoma. It owns 1,954 net producing wells, as well as approximately 886,000 gross acres under lease. As of December 31, 2010, Range Resources Corporation had had 4.4 Tcfe of pr oved reserves. It sells gas to utilities, marketing companies, and industrial users. The company was formerly known as Lomak Petroleum, Inc. and changed its name to Range Resources Corporation in 1998. Range Resources Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of Range Resources (NYSE:RRC) rose more than 10% by 2:30 p.m. EST on Monday after the top-10 natural gas producer reported strong reserve numbers for 2018.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC) – Equities research analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies issued their Q3 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of Range Resources in a report issued on Sunday, October 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst K. Harrison expects that the oil and gas exploration company will post earnings of $0.17 per share for the quarter. Piper Jaffray Companies currently has a “Buy” rating and a $27.00 target price on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Range Resources’ Q4 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.88 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.38 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.33 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.47 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $1.58 EPS, Q1 2020 earnings at $0.63 EPS, Q2 2020 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $0.45 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.02 EPS.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2021: ATRION Corporation(ATRI)

Atrion Corporation (Atrion), incorporated on December 30, 1996, is engaged in developing and manufacturing products, primarily for medical applications. The Company’s medical products range from fluid delivery devices to ophthalmic and cardiovascular products. Its fluid delivery products include valves that promote infection control and needle safety. It has developed a range of valves designed to fill, hold and release controlled amounts of fluids or gasses on demand for use in various intubation, intravenous, catheter and other applications in areas, such as anesthesia and oncology.

The Company’s cardiovascular product, MPS2 Myocardial Protection System (MPS2), is the system used in open-heart surgery that delivers fluids and medications, mixes critical drugs and controls temperature, pressure and other variables. The Company also develops and manufactures other cardiovascular products, such as cardiac surgery vacuum relief valves; silicone vessel loops for retracting and occluding vessels in minimally invasive surgical procedures; inflation devices for balloon catheter dilation, stent deployment and fluid dispensing, as well as products used in heart bypass surgery to make a precision opening in the heart for attachment of the bypass vessels. Atrion is a manufacturer of specialized medical devices that disinfect contact lenses. The Company also manufactures a line of balloon catheters used in the treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction in children and adults.

The Company’s other medical and non-medical product lines consist of instrumentation and associated disposables used to measure the activated clotting time of blood. In addition, it manufactures and sells a line of products designed for safe needle and scalpel blade containment. The Company is also a manufacturer of inflation systems and valves used in marine and aviation safety products. It manufactures components used in survival products, such as life vests, life rafts, escape slides, inflatable boats and other ! inflatable structures. It also produces one-way and two-way pressure relief valves that protect sensitive electronics and munitions during transport, as well as pressure relief valves used in other medical and non-medical applications. It markets components to other equipment manufacturers for incorporation in their products and sells finished devices to physicians, hospitals, clinics and other treatment centers. It offers customer service, training and education, and technical support, such as field service, spare parts, maintenance and repair for certain of its products.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Barclays PLC cut its holdings in Atrion Co. (NASDAQ:ATRI) by 76.4% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 160 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 519 shares during the period. Barclays PLC’s holdings in Atrion were worth $119,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of Atrion (NASDAQ:ATRI) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Thursday morning.

    Shares of ATRI stock opened at $604.05 on Thursday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.94 and a beta of 0.63. Atrion has a 52 week low of $516.85 and a 52 week high of $694.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ATRION (NASDAQ: ATRI) and Obalon Therapeutics (NASDAQ:OBLN) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2021: SITO Mobile, Ltd.(SITO)

SITO Mobile, Ltd. operates as a mobile location-based advertising platform for businesses, advertisers, and brands primarily in the United States and Canada. It offers mobile location-based advertising and mobile messaging platforms to transform digital marketing by delivering targeted mobile advertising campaigns based on geo-location, in-store traffic, and customer response for brands, agencies, and retailers. The company’s mobile location-based advertising platform offers Geo-fencing that targets customers within a certain radius of location and uses technology to push coupons, ads, and promotions to mobile applications; Verified Walk-in, which tracks foot-traffic to locations; Behavioral Targeting that tracks past behaviors over 30-90 day increments allowing for real-time campaign management; and Analytics and Optimization, a culling and building measurement system to track metrics, such as user demographics, psychographics, cost per thousand ad impressions served, click-throughs, and time of engagement. Its mobile messaging platform builds and controls tailored programs, including messaging, customer incentive programs, etc. The company was formerly known as Single Touch Systems, Inc. and changed its name to SITO Mobile Ltd. in September 2014. SITO Mobile Ltd. was incorporated in 2000 and is based in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Sito Mobile (NASDAQ:SITO) and i3 Verticals (NASDAQ:IIIV) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sito Mobile Ltd (NASDAQ:SITO) has earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the eight research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $9.40.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2021: International Speedway Corporation(ISCA)

International Speedway Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, promotes motorsports themed entertainment activities in the United States. Its motorsports themed event operations consist principally of racing events at its motorsports entertainment facilities, which promote approximately 100 stock car, open wheel, sports car, truck, motorcycle, and other racing events. The company is also involved in souvenir merchandising operations; food and beverage concession operations; the provision of catering services in suites and chalets; and the creation of motorsports-related programming content carried on radio stations, as well as Sirius XM Radio, a national satellite radio service. In addition, it uses its motorsports entertainment facilities for testing for teams, driving schools, riding experiences, car shows, auto fairs, concerts, and music festivals, as well as settings for television commercials, print advertisements, and motion pictures; and rents ‘show cars’ for promotional events. The company owns and/or operates 13 motorsports entertainment facilities with approximately 763,500 grandstand seats and 548 suites. The company was formerly known as Daytona International Speedway Corporation and changed its name to International Speedway Corporation in 1968. International Speedway Corporation was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

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    Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) shares are falling on news that the company’s first-quarter shipments fell short of Wall Street expectations. According to reports, the firm delivered just 63,000 vehicles for the quarter, well below the 76,000 expected by analysts. The firm also cut full-year guidance for deliveries this year, thanks in part to slumping demand for its high-end products and the loss of federal tax credits for energy efficiency. Shares of Lyft Inc. (NASDAQ: LYFT) are under pressure on news that one of its most important investors sold ahead of the ride-sharing giant’s IPO last week. Billionaire Carl Icahn sold off his roughly 2.7% stake in the firm and was reportedly worth $550 million at the IPO price. Now, Lyft stock is back under its IPO price. And Money Morning’s Shah Gilani has issued an autopsy report on the IPO that he told our readers to avoid weeks ago. Here’s more. Look for earnings reports from Duluth Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTH) and International Speedway Corp. (NASDAQ: ISCA).
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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    ISCA has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded International Speedway from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 19th. BidaskClub downgraded International Speedway from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 10th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded International Speedway from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 15th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have assigned a hold rating to the company. International Speedway has an average rating of “Sell” and an average price target of $26.00.

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    International Speedway Company Profile

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Wall Street moved lower on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffering a 201-point decline. Stocks took their cues from the bond market, where bond prices dropped sharply in response to extremely strong U.S. economic data. For years, the economic expansion has given bond investors a Goldilocks scenario, in which growth was solid but not so sharp as to cause negative side effects, such as inflation. Now, stronger signals could force the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates more aggressively than previously thought, and that could hurt the markets. Several individual companies also suffered from bad news that sent their shares lower. Mallinckrodt (NYSE:MNK), International Speedway (NASDAQ:ISCA), and LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) were among the worst performers on the day. Here’s why they did so poorly.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcription]

    International Speedway Corporation (NASDAQ:ISCA)Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallOct. 4, 2018, 9:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2021: CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CASI)

CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, acquires, develops, and commercializes therapeutics addressing cancer and other unmet medical needs in North America and China. The company’s lead drug candidate is ENMD-2076, an Aurora A and angiogenic kinase inhibitor for the treatment of cancer, which has completed Phase I clinical trial in various different solid tumor cancers, including ovarian, breast, liver, renal, and sarcoma, as well as in leukemia and multiple myeloma; and that has also completed a Phase II clinical trial in advanced ovarian cancer. It also develops late-stage clinical drug candidates, such as ZEVALIN injection for intravenous use; MARQIBO, a microtubule inhibitor for the treatment of adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia; and CE Melphalan, a formulation of melphalan. The company was formerly known as EntreMed, Inc. and changed its name to CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in June 2014. CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Repligen (NASDAQ:RGEN) and CASI Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CASI) are both medical companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and dividends.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of CASI Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CASI) jumped nearly 32% today after the small-cap pharma announced a new contract drug-manufacturing pact in China. The company now will rely on Yiling Wanzhou International Pharmaceuticals for manufacturing two drugs: entecavir and cilostazol. 

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2021: Marten Transport, Ltd.(MRTN)

Marten Transport, Ltd., incorporated on April 4, 1988, is a national protective service transportation company. It is a temperature-sensitive truckload carrier. The Company specializes in transporting and distributing food and other consumer-packaged goods that require a temperature-controlled or insulated environment. The Company operates through four segments: Truckload, Dedicated, Intermodal and Brokerage. It operates throughout the United States and in parts of Canada and Mexico. The Company’s medium- to long-haul traffic lanes are between the Midwest and the West Coast, Southwest, Southeast and the East Coast, as well as from California to the Pacific Northwest. It provides regional truckload carrier services in the Southeast, West Coast, Midwest, South Central and Northeast regions. It offers Door to Door, and Customs and Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Certified services in Mexico. Its Logistics services include National Capacity Relationships and third-party logistics (3PL) Services.

Truckload

The Company’s Truckload segment provides a combination of regional short-haul and medium- to long-haul full-load transportation services. The Company transports food and other consumer-packaged goods that require a temperature-controlled or insulated environment across the United States, into and out of Mexico and Canada. It also offers loading and unloading activities, equipment detention and other ancillary services. Its Truckload services include local, drayage, regional, long-haul and team.

Dedicated

The Dedicated segment provides transportation solutions. It provides temperature-controlled trailers, dry vans and other specialized equipment within the United States. Its Dedicated services include dedicated fleets and private fleet conversions.

Intermodal

The Intermodal segment transports its customers’ freight within the United States primarily utilizing its temperature-controlled trailers and its dry containers! on railroad flatcars for portions of trips. The balance of the trips uses its tractors, or to a lesser extent, contracted carriers. It offers Refrigerated Trailer on Flat Car and Intermodal (TOFC) with multi-modal capabilities.

Brokerage

The Brokerage segment arranges for smaller third-party carriers to transport freight for its customers in temperature-controlled trailers and dry vans within the United States and into and out of Mexico while it retains the billing, collection and customer management responsibilities. The Brokerage segment also includes the operations of MW Logistics, LLC (MWL), a third-party provider of logistics services to the transportation industry.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: “Marten Transport, Ltd (MRTN) Chairman Randolph L. Marten Sells 9,997 Shares” was originally reported by Ticker Report and is the sole property of of Ticker Report. If you are accessing this news story on another website, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of United States and international trademark & copyright law. The original version of this news story can be read at www.tickerreport.com/banking-finance/4147970/marten-transport-ltd-mrtn-chairman-randolph-l-marten-sells-9997-shares.html.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Strs Ohio lifted its holdings in shares of Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) by 9.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 35,800 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,200 shares during the quarter. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Marten Transport were worth $839,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schneider National (NYSE: SNDR) and Marten Transport (NASDAQ:MRTN) are both transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its stake in shares of Marten Transport, Ltd (NASDAQ:MRTN) by 9.3% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 117,968 shares of the transportation company’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,000 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund’s holdings in Marten Transport were worth $2,690,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2021: United States Steel Corporation(X)

United States Steel Corporation produces and sells flat-rolled and tubular steel products in North America and Europe. It operates through three segments: Flat-Rolled Products (Flat-Rolled), U. S. Steel Europe (USSE), and Tubular Products (Tubular). The Flat-Rolled segment offers slabs, rounds, strip mill plates, sheets, and tin mill products. This segment serves customers in the automotive, consumer and the combined industrial, service center, and mining commercial markets. The USSE segment provides slabs, sheets, strip mill plates, tin mill products, and spiral welded pipes, as well as heating radiators and refractory ceramic materials. This segment serves customers in the construction, service center, conversion, container, transportation, appliance and electrical, oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The Tubular segment offers seamless and electric resistance welded steel casing and tubing; and standard and line pipe and mechanical tubing products primarily to customers in the oil, gas, and petrochemical markets. The company also provides railroad services; and owns, develops, and manages various real estate assets. United States Steel Corporation was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on United States Steel (X)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    United States Steel Co. (NYSE:X) – Equities researchers at KeyCorp raised their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of United States Steel in a research note issued to investors on Sunday, September 9th. KeyCorp analyst P. Gibbs now forecasts that the basic materials company will earn $6.27 per share for the year, up from their prior forecast of $5.98.

  • [By Neha Chamaria]

    Shares of United States Steel (NYSE:X) plunged 18.5% in August, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The steelmaker announced its second-quarter earnings on the first day of the month, but there’s more to the stock’s drop than just the numbers. 

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of TMX Group Ltd (TSE:X) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is C$90.33.

Top 10 Safest Stocks For 2021: Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc.(SWM)

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. manufactures and sells paper and reconstituted tobacco products to the tobacco industry, as well as specialized paper products for use in various applications. It operates in two segments, Paper and Reconstituted Tobacco. The Paper segment primarily produces cigarette papers, such as lower ignition propensity papers, plug wrap papers, and base tipping papers to cigarette manufacturers that use to wrap various parts of a cigarette. It also offers commercial and industrial products, including lightweight printing and writing papers, battery separator papers, drinking straw wraps, filter papers, and other specialized papers to converters and other end-users or brokers. The Reconstituted Tobacco segment produces and sells reconstituted tobacco leaf, and wrapper and binder products to cigarette and cigar manufacturers. The company sells its products directly to customers in approximately 90 countries. Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc  (NYSE:SWM)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 22, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE:SWM) shares reached a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $34.66 and last traded at $35.16, with a volume of 1298 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $35.05.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Schweitzer-Mauduit International (SWM)

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