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Private equity firms have amassed sizable stakes in countless glamorous businesses, from casinos lining the Vegas strip to professional sports teams. But some of the most alluring investments come from everyday places.
PE industry stalwart Blackstone Group has just agreed to buy the family owned Chamberlain Group parent of top-of-the-line garage door opener purveyor, LiftMaster. The Wall Street Journal reported news of the deal Tuesday, which values the company at roughly $5 billion including debt.
While arguably not as hip as some of Blackstone’s digital investments like dating app suite Bumble or family history service Ancestry, Illinois-based Chamberlain’s garage door openers are relied on by millions of homes and businesses worldwide.
Owner of the LiftMaster, Chamberlain, Grifco, and Merlin brands, the firm’s myQ platform grants users garage door control via an app, useful for remote acceptance of food and grocery deliveries or to simply let the pet out for a stroll. And a partnership with Amazon launched in 2019 offers Prime customers in select cities packages delivered securely right into their garages. With a business model as reliable and adaptive as Chamberlain’s, Blackstone wants in for the long haul:
Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Textainer Group Holdings Limited(TGH)
Textainer Group Holdings Limited (TGH), incorporated on December 2, 1993, is a holding company. The Company is involved in the purchase, ownership, management, leasing and disposal of a fleet of intermodal containers. The Company operates in three segments: Container Ownership, which owned containers accounting for approximately 80% of the Company’s fleet; Container Management, which managed containers on behalf of approximately 10 affiliated and unaffiliated container investors, providing acquisition, management and disposal services, and total managed containers accounted for approximately 20% of its fleet, and Container Resale, which sells containers from its fleet when they reach the end of their useful lives in marine service, and also purchases and leases or resells containers from shipping line customers, container traders and other sellers of containers. The Company is a lessor of intermodal containers based on fleet size, with a total fleet of approximately 2.1 million containers. The Company leases containers to approximately 360 shipping lines and other lessees. The Company is also a seller of used containers.
The Company’s subsidiaries include Textainer Equipment Management Limited (TEML), which provides container management, acquisition and disposal services to affiliated and unaffiliated container investors, and Textainer Limited (TL), which owns containers directly and through its subsidiaries, which include Textainer Marine Containers II Limited (TMCL II), Textainer Marine Containers III Limited (TMCL III), Textainer Marine Containers IV Limited (TMCL IV), TAP Funding Ltd. (TAP Funding) and TW Container Leasing Ltd. (TW). The Company leases containers under different types of leases, which include term leases, master leases, finance leases and spot leases. Term leases provide a customer with a specified number of containers for a specified period of time ranging from 3 to 5 years, with an associated set of pick-up and drop-off conditions. Term leases also include lifecycle! leases, under which lessees will lease containers until they reach a pre-specified age, which is near the end of their useful lives. Master leases provide a framework of terms and conditions valid for a specified period of time, typically one year. Finance leases, which provide customers an alternative means for purchasing containers. Spot leases, which provide customers with containers for a relatively short lease period and fixed pick-up and drop-off locations.
The Company operates its business through a network of regional and area offices and independent depots. The Company maintains approximately four regional offices: Americas Region in Hackensack, New Jersey, the United States responsible for North and South America; European Region in New Malden, the United Kingdom responsible for Europe, the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Africa; North Asia Region in Yokohama, Japan responsible for Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, and South Asia Region in Singapore, responsible for Southeast Asia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including Hong Kong and Australia. The Company operates approximately 3,147,690 twenty foot equivalent unit (TEU).
The Company competes with Leased Assets Pool Company Limited.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
ValuEngine cut shares of Textainer Group (NYSE:TGH) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note released on Wednesday morning.
Several other equities research analysts have also commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Textainer Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Compass Point started coverage on Textainer Group in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. They set a neutral rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $20.67.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Last year was one that investors in Textainer Group Holdings (NYSE:TGH) will likely remember fondly as the container leasing company’s stock rocketed an eye-popping 188%. This year, however, has been a different story as shares are down nearly 30% since the beginning of the year, and more than 40% off their high. That sell-off might have investors wondering if now’s a good time to buy.
Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.(BHLB)
Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. provides retail and commercial banking, wealth management and investment, and insurance services. The company operates through two segments, Banking and Insurance. It offers various deposit accounts, including interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing checking demand, regular savings, money market savings, time certificates of deposit, and retirement deposit accounts; and loans, such as residential mortgages, commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, and consumer loans. The company also provides wealth management services comprising investment management, trust administration, and estate planning; and investment products, financial planning, and brokerage services. In addition, it offers personal and commercial property, and casualty insurance; employee benefits insurance; and life, health, and financial services insurance products. Further, the company provides retail and commercial electronic banking, commercial cash management, and commercial interest rate swaps; and debit cards and other electronic fee producing payment services to transaction account customers. It serves retail, commercial, not-for-profit, and municipal customers. The company operates 91 full-service banking offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont; and commercial and retail lending offices located in eastern Massachusetts. Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1846 and is headquartered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MACK) shares reached a new 52-week low on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $4.56 and last traded at $4.71, with a volume of 33598 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.74.
- [By Max Byerly]
Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MACK) by 22.0% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 174,774 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after acquiring an additional 31,509 shares during the quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd.’s holdings in Merrimack Pharmaceuticals were worth $858,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: THERMOGENESIS Corp.(KOOL)
ThermoGenesis Corp. designs, develops, and sells medical products that enable the practice of regenerative medicine worldwide. It offers automated and semi-automated devices, and single-use processing disposables that enable the collection, processing, and cryopreservation of stem cells and other cellular tissues used in the practice of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is a field that uses cell-based therapies to repair or restore lost or damaged tissue and cell function. The company?s products include the AXP System, a medical device that isolates and retrieves stem cells from umbilical cord blood; the BioArchive System, a robotic cryogenic medical device used by cord blood banks for the cryopreservation and archiving of cord blood stem cell units for transplant; the MarrowXpress or MXP System that isolates and concentrates stem cells from bone marrow; Res-Q 60 BMC, a point-of-care bone marrow stem cell processing system; and Res-Q 60 PRP, which is used for t he preparation of autologous platelet rich plasma from a sample of blood at the point of care. It also offers ThermoLine product line, which includes ultra-rapid plasma ThermoLine Freezer and ultra-rapid plasma ThermoLine Thawer; and CryoSeal System, an automated system, which is used to prepare an autologous hemostatic surgical sealant. ThermoGenesis Corp. was founded in 1986 and is based in Rancho Cordova, California.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) and Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) 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 institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) and Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and risk.
- [By Max Byerly]
Media headlines about Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative 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. Cesca Therapeutics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.0307775258496 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own Right Now: Avangrid, Inc.(AGR)
Avangrid, Inc. operates as a diversified energy and utility company in the United States. It provides electricity transmission and distribution, and natural gas distribution services. The company operates eight electric and natural gas utilities serving 3.1 million customers in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York; and 120 billion cubic feet of owned or contracted natural gas storage and hub service facilities in Alabama, Mississippi, New Mexico, and Texas. It also develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy generation facilities using wind, solar, and thermal power. The company, formerly known as Iberdrola USA, Inc., was founded in 1852 and is based in New Gloucester, Maine. Avangrid, Inc. is a subsidiary of Iberdrola, S.A.