Cardano (CRYPTO: ADA) is launching smart contracts on the blockchain on Sunday, September 12 at 21:44:51 UTC with the implementation of the Alonzo hard fork.
What happened: Caradano currently ranks as the third largest blockchain based on market cap, behind Ethereum (CRYPTO: ETH) and top cryptocurrency Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC). The launching of smart contracts on the Cardano blockchain sets the stage for direct competition with Ethereum which has utilized them since 2015.
The Alanzo hard fork may go live with only a “few toy smart contracts” which have been developed by Cardano’s creator Charles Hoskinson, according to a report from Decrypt.
Why It Matters: The price of the Cardano blockchain’s ada token hit an all-time high of $3.09 on September 2 in anticipation of the launch of smart contracts. Although ada's price came down to $2.02 after the price of Bitcoin and Ethereum experienced a sudden drop last week.
Ada’s price is $2.66 at the time of publication, as critics voice concerns about potential complications in the implementation of smart contracts on the blockchain.
Hoskinson sent a tweet ahead of the hard fork implementation, saying it is the beginning of a new stage of development for the Cardano blockchain.
Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2023: Gold Standard Ventures Corporation(GSV)
Gold Standard Ventures Corp. is focused on the acquisition and exploration of district-scale and other gold-bearing mineral resource properties completely in the State of Nevada, the United States. The Company operates through the acquisition and exploration of exploration and evaluation assets segment. Its Railroad-Pinion Project is an early to intermediate stage gold exploration project situated at the southeast end of the Carlin Trend of north-central Nevada. The Railroad-Pinion Project straddles the Pinon Range in the Railroad Mining District of northeastern Nevada and consists of a contiguous land position totaling approximately 30,404 gross acres and over 28,721 net acres of land in Elko County, Nevada. The Company has a total of approximately 16,439 gross acres of subsurface mineral rights in the form of patented and unpatented mineral lodes (claims) and over 13,965 gross acres of subsurface mineral rights secured or controlled by a contractual interest in private surface. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Gold Standard Ventures Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:GSV) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,511,796 shares, a drop of 7.7% from the April 30th total of 7,056,069 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 268,131 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 24.3 days. Approximately 5.9% of the company’s stock are sold short.
Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2023: FLIR Systems, Inc.(FLIR)
FLIR Systems, Inc. (FLIR), incorporated on March 8, 1978, designs, develops, markets and distributes thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locater systems, measurement and diagnostic systems and advanced threat-detection solutions. The Company’s segments include Surveillance, Instruments, Security, OEM & Emerging Markets, Maritime and Detection. Its Surveillance segment provides enhanced imaging and recognition solutions under its commercially developed, military qualified (CDMQ) model to a range of military, law enforcement, public safety and other government customers. Its Instruments segment provides devices that image, measure and assess thermal energy, gases and other environmental elements for industrial, commercial, and scientific applications under the FLIR and Extech brands. Its Security segment develops and manufactures a range of cameras and video recording systems for use in commercial, critical infrastructure, and home monitoring applications. Its OEM & Emerging Markets segment provides thermal imaging camera cores and components that are utilized by third parties to create thermal and other types of imaging systems. Its Maritime segment develops and manufactures electronics and imaging instruments for the recreational and commercial maritime market under the FLIR and Raymarine brands. The Detection segment offers sensors, instruments and integrated platform solutions for the detection, identification, and suppression of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) threats.
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The Company competes with BAE Systems, Finmeccanica, Elbit Systems, General Dynamics, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Sagem, Sofradir and Thales.
The Instruments segment develops hand-held, fixed mount and desktop imaging and measurement products. The Company offers a range of cooled and uncooled thermal products, with thermal cameras for laboratory and research and development applications; optical gas imagers for oil, power and chemical production applications; ruggedized cameras for firefighters; fixed and pan-tilt thermal cameras for factory line automation and plant safety monitoring, and multiple lines of professional and mid-level thermal cameras. The segment markets its products under FLIR and Extech brands. It serves markets, such as electrical, predictive maintenance, firefighting, research and science, oil and gas production, and manufacturing process control.
The Company competes with Danaher, Testo, Seek Thermal, SATIR, OPGAL, Infratec, Guide Infrared, Nippon Avionics, Gossen Metrawatt, Textron, General Tools, Ideal Industries, Bullard, ISG/Scott, Argus, Drager and MSA.
The Security segment provides security solutions for a range of applications, including home and small business monitoring, as well as enterprise and infrastructure security. The segment develops video security solutions for use in commercial, critical infrastructure and home security applications. These solutions include thermal and visible-spectrum cameras, digital and networked video recorders, and related video management systems (VMS) software and accessories. Its video security cameras are marketed under the FLIR brand name, for thermal and professional-grade visible spectrum cameras, and the Lorex brand name, for the consumer do-it-yourself (DIY) and small business user. The segment serves markets, such as utilities, nuclear power, petrochemical, ports and borders, and commercial and residential.
The Company competes with Axis Communications, Bosch, Hikvision, Dahua, Infinova, Avigilon, Sony, Samsung, Q-see and Panasonic.
OEM & Emerging Markets
The OEM & Emerging Markets segment develops and manufactures thermal imaging camera cores and related components. A thermal camera core is an integrated, plug-and-play camera system that includes the infrared sensor, as well as the related image processing electronics and an optical lens. The Company offers cooled and uncooled cores that are based on long wave infrared (LWIR), mid-wave infrared (MWIR) and short wave infrared (SWIR) sensors. It also sells to third parties readout integrated circuit (ROIC) products. The OEM & Emerging Markets segment also houses the Company’s Emerging Markets businesses, which are businesses that are identified as high-potential but are under scaled. Intelligent Traffic Systems business and Mobile products business are included in Emerging Markets segment. The segment serves markets, such as mobile and intelligent transportation.
The Company competes with ULIS, DRS, L-3, BAE Systems, Seek Thermal, Opgal, Image Sensing Systems, Iteris and Citilog.
The Maritime segment develops and manufactures a range of thermal imaging and marine electronic products for recreational and commercial customers across the world. The segment provides boats of all sizes a full suite of electronic systems, including multi-function helm displays, navigational instruments, autopilots, radars, sonar systems, thermal and visible imaging systems, and communications equipment. The Company’s product offering is multifunction navigation displays (MFDs). Its Dragonfly product line addresses the MFD needs of the small-boat recreational fishermen, including kayakers and freshwater bass anglers, while its larger MFDs serve large saltwater boat end users. The Maritime products are marketed under both the FLIR and Raymarine brands. The segment also integrates MFDs to use and control thermal and visual cameras, onboard entertainment products, engine instruments, and data services like satellite weather. Its marine instrument products are dedicated displays and sensors used for monitoring depth, boat speed and wind information. Its sonar solutions are engineered to serve the needs of both the inland and saltwater fishing customers. In addition, the segment also offers autopilot solutions that provide precision steering control for open water passages. The segment serves markets, such as recreational boating and commercial maritime.
The Company competes with Garmin, Navico, Furuno and Humminbird.
The Detection segment develops and manufactures field-ready sensor instruments and integrated platform solutions for the detection, identification, classification and suppression of CBRNE threats for military force protection, homeland security and commercial applications. Detection segment solutions combine multi-threat detection and identification technologies into single hand-held or desktop instruments. Product lines include hand-held and fixed radiation detectors, hand-held and desktop explosives trace detectors, desktop and portable mass spectrometers, and continuous air monitoring devices for aerosolized biological threats and disclosure sprays. The segment also manufactures integrated systems of multiple pieces of equipment to create turn-key solutions used by first responders for the detection, identification, sample collection, decontamination, marking and hazard reporting of CBRNE threats. Its explosives detection products are used to identify military-grade explosives and homemade explosive devices in an array of military and public safety applications, such as screening high-risk individuals at checkpoints and identifying improvised explosive device (IED) makers, and its radiation products protect the public by warning of radionuclide exposure.
The Company competes with Agilent Technologies, Canberra Industries, Safran, SAIC, Smiths Detection, Thermo Fisher Scientific and United Technologies.
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FLIR Systems Inc (NASDAQ:FLIR)Q1 2019 Earnings CallApril 24, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET
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- [By Max Byerly]
Shares of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) have received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve brokerages that are covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $62.67.
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FLIR Systems Inc (NASDAQ:FLIR)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET
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- [By Shane Hupp]
Macquarie Group Ltd. lessened its stake in shares of FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) by 15.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 134,897 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company’s stock after selling 24,674 shares during the quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. owned 0.10% of FLIR Systems worth $7,010,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2023: Capital Trust, Inc.(BXMT)
References herein to “Blackstone Mortgage Trust,” “company,” “we,” “us,” or “our” refer to Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc., a Maryland corporation, and its subsidiaries unless the context specifically requires otherwise.
Blackstone Mortgage Trust is a real estate finance company that originates and purchases senior loans collateralized by properties in North America and Europe. We are externally managed by BXMT Advisors L.L.C., or our Manager, a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group L.P., or Blackstone, and are a real estate investment trust, or REIT, traded on the New York Stock Exchange, or NYSE, under the symbol “BXMT.” Our principal executive offices are located at 345 Park Avenue, 42nd Floor, New York, New York 10154. We were incorporated in Maryland in 1998, when we reorganized from a California common law business trust into a Maryland corporation.
We conduct our operations as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Joseph Griffin]
JMP Securities restated their hold rating on shares of Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT) in a research report sent to investors on Sunday.
A number of other analysts have also weighed in on the company. Deutsche Bank lowered Blackstone Mortgage Trust from a buy rating to a hold rating and lowered their target price for the company from $35.00 to $34.50 in a research note on Wednesday, February 13th. ValuEngine lowered Blackstone Mortgage Trust from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Blackstone Mortgage Trust from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $34.63.
- [By Motley Fool Transcribers]
Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (NYSE:BXMT)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 13, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET
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Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2023: Maravai LifeSciences Holdings,(MRVI)
Maravai LifeSciences Holdings, Inc., a life sciences company, provides products to enable the development of drug therapies, diagnostics, novel vaccines, and support research on human diseases in the United States and internationally. The company's products address the key phases of biopharmaceutical development and include nucleic acids for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, antibody-based products to detect impurities during the production of biopharmaceutical products, and products to detect the expression of proteins in tissues of various species. It operates in three segments: Nucleic Acid Production, Biologics Safety Testing, and Protein Detection. The Nucleic Acid Production segment manufactures and sells products for use in the fields of gene therapy, nucleoside chemistry, oligonucleotide therapy, and molecular diagnostics, including reagents used in the chemical synthesis, modification, labelling, and purification of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA). This segment also offers messenger RNA, oligonucleotides, and oligonucleotide building blocks, as well as plasmid DNA and CleanCap capping technology. The Biologics Safety Testing segment sells analytical products for use in biologic manufacturing process development, including custom product-specific development antibody and assay development services. This segment also provides HCP ELISA kits, other bioprocess impurity and contaminant ELISA kits, ancillary reagents, and custom services. The Protein Detection segment sells labeling and detection reagents for researchers in immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and glycobiology. The company serves biopharmaceutical companies, and other biopharmaceutical and life sciences research companies; and academic research institutions and in vitro diagnostics companies. Maravai LifeSciences Holdings, Inc. was incorporated in 2020 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
- [By Eric Volkman (TMFVolkman)]
Maravai LifeSciences Holdings (NASDAQ:MRVI) stock wasn’t exactly the picture of health on Friday. It fell by nearly 12%, on news that a group of selling stockholders had priced a big secondary share sale.
Top Heal Care Stocks To Invest In 2023: CYS Investments, Inc.(CYS)
CYS Investments, Inc., incorporated on January 3, 2006, is a specialty finance company. The Company invests in agency residential mortgage-backed security (Agency RMBS) collateralized by fixed rate single-family residential mortgage loans; adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), which have coupon rates that reset monthly, or hybrid ARMs, which have a coupon rate that is fixed for an initial period (approximately three, five, seven or 10 years). In addition, the Company permits investments in collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) issued by a Government agency or Government-sponsored entity that are collateralized by Agency RMBS, although it has not invested in any CMOs.
The Company invests principally in Agency RMBS, which are residential mortgage pass-through securities, the principal and interest of which are guaranteed by Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) or Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae). In addition to Agency RMBS, the Company invests in the United States Treasuries. The Company also invests in debt securities issued by the United States Department of the Treasury (the Unites States Treasury) or a Government-sponsored entity that is not backed by collateral but, in the case of Government agencies, are backed by the faith and credit of the United States Government, and, in the case of Government sponsored entities, are backed by the integrity and creditworthiness of the issuer. The Company sources its investments through relationships with a group of financial intermediaries, ranging from commercial and investment banks to specialty investment dealers and brokerage firms.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH (NYSE: CYS) and Hammerson (OTCMKTS:HMSNF) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.
- [By Logan Wallace]
CYS INVESTMENTS/SH SH (NYSE:CYS) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, June 11th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.22 per share by the real estate investment trust on Wednesday, July 11th. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 12.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 21st.