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By Anup Singh:Things have gone from bad to worse for Chinese solar company Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) this year. The company's stock had already declined to a great extent, and the recent second-quarter results didn't bring any relief for investors...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Anup Singh | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Ravi Bala:It is a given that the iPhone will have a "major" upgrade and that new products will be unveiled. One thing people will attempt is to profit quickly from the event. Let's be realistic. The only thing you will gain is huge volatility and...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Ravi Bala | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Ravi Bala:It is a given that the iPhone will have a "major" upgrade and that new products will be unveiled. One thing people will attempt is to profit quickly from the event. Let's be realistic. The only thing you will gain is huge volatility and...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Ravi Bala | Monday, September 1, 2014
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EU antitrust authorities will decide whether to clear Facebook's (NASDAQ:FB) $19B offer for WhatsApp by Oct. 3.U.S. regulators have already cleared the takeover in April, provided WhatsApp sticks to its current privacy practices after the merger, including...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Arie Goren:Quanta Services (NYSE:PWR) is an excellent combination of good value and strong growth industrial stock. Quanta will continue to benefit from growing investments in infrastructure. PWR's stock has been doing well this year, but in 2013,...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Arie Goren | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Caixabank (OTCPK:CAIXY) has announced that it will buy Barclays’ (NYSE:BCS) Spanish operations, including its retail bank, wealth management business and commercial banking business for €800M ($1.1B).The deal will cement Caixabank’s position as...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By ChinaBio Today: Deals and Financings ZAI Laboratory, Inc., an innovative drug startup based in Shanghai, raised more than $30 million from an international group of healthcare investors including Qiming, KPCB and Sequoia. ZAI's founder and CEO is...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: ChinaBio Today | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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By Stone Fox Capital:When reviewing the financials of Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK) and comparing them to some other independent oil and gas exploration giants, the company stacks up favorably in a lot of metrics. It has larger production numbers and...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Stone Fox Capital | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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By Workhorse Investor:Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (NASDAQ:AAWW) is a cargo and passenger plane charter airline that provides wet and dry leasing services to customers such as commercial airlines, freight forwarders, and the U.S. military.The company...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Workhorse Investor | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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By Michael Fitzsimmons:Highpower Technology (NASDAQ:HPJ) is a clean energy company focused on the development, manufacturing and marketing of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) and lithium-ion (Li-Ion) rechargeable batteries and related products for both consumer...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Michael Fitzsimmons | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Invacare (NYSE:IVC) sells its domestic manufacturer of patient rehab stationary standing assistive devices, Altimate Medical, to Rockwood Equity Partners for ~$23M in cash. Net proceeds after post-closing adjustments will be ~$21.7M.IVC interim President...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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By Diesel:Cominar (OTC:CMLEF) is a Canadian real estate investment trust with a market cap of $2.5 billion. While the company is not well-known in the US, it is the third largest REIT in Canada. In the last few years, the company made some solid acquisitions...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Diesel | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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By ValueArtifex: What A Difference A Year Makes Value investors often have a reputation as being methodical, boring, extremely risk averse and given to bargain hunting. While each Value Investor sees value in different places and in different ways, many...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: ValueArtifex | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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By Prescient Investment Analysis:The intermediate term is what concerns me about Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. (NASDAQ:FSFR). The corporation is externally managed by Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ:FSC) and has been in existence since May 2013....
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Prescient Investment Analysis | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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By Sarfaraz A. Khan:China Mobile (NYSE:CHL), the biggest player in China's enormous telecom market, with the largest subscriber base in the world, could continue to struggle with profits this year. But the company is eyeing a brighter future in the long...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Sarfaraz A. Khan | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By R.S. Analytics:Recently I decided to add additional semiconductor exposure to my investment portfolio. I narrowed the choices down to Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE:TSM). They are the two largest semiconductor companies that trade...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: R.S. Analytics | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Dutch Trader:In my article Robotics, A Sector To Watch Going Forward I already mentioned iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) as a worthy investment. iRobot is a company investors love or hate. It leaves so much fantasy in investor's minds that you just don't know...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Dutch Trader | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Robert Castleman:As a holder of BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY), I get a great deal of pushback from some pretty smart people that think BlackBerry is a failed company in its death throws. Here I outline why I think BlackBerry stands a chance, even if it...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Robert Castleman | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Though Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) grew its U.S. comparable-store sales by an impressive 7% in FQ3 to top peers, and has swatted away challengers before, the company could see some new competition in 2H and into 2015.Peet's Coffee & Tea plans to open...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Michael Pettis:I have always thought that the soft landing/hard landing debate wholly misses the point when it comes to China's economic prospects. It confuses the kinds of market-based adjustments we are likely to see in the US or Europe with the...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Michael Pettis | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By The Investment Doctor:Nyrstar (OTCPK:NYRSY) has today announced it will raise $470M in debt and $330M in equity to refinance the existing debt and to fund further expansion projects amongst which is the Port Pirie smelter project. The $470M in debt...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: The Investment Doctor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Options Calling: After having reported a 45% decrease in earnings for the second quarter for FY 2015, shares for Guess (NYSE:GES) slumped by almost 8%. Based on these reports, the company also slashed its guidance for the third quarter and the full...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Options Calling | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By The Investment Doctor:Maya Gold and Silver (OTC:MYAGF) has announced it has poured 20 ingots totalling 234.5 kilos of silver which will be sold shortly. This means that at the current silver price, this sale of the first 17 days of operation (of which...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: The Investment Doctor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By CapitalCube: By Hiland Doolittle Late last week, Keurig Green Mountain (NASDAQ:GMCR) revealed more stunning distribution partnerships and topped off the serving with a technology revelation investors and market makers liked. If any one company in...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: CapitalCube | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Zimmer Holdings (NYSE:ZMH) will hear back from EU antitrust authorities by Oct. 3 over whether or how it will be allowed to pursue its $13.4B takeover of rival Biomet (Pending:BMET).Zimmer originally sought approval in June, but the EU regulator paused...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Daniel Lynch:Zhaopin Limited (NYSE:ZPIN) the $684.04M market cap online professional networking company has been called the LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) of China. "Zhaopin Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides online recruitment services in the People’s...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Daniel Lynch | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Winning Strategies:Oilfield services companies have been generating big profits over the past three years due to the increase in drilling and production activities. The steady increase in demand for energy resources and the shift towards oil and liquid...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Winning Strategies | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Abba's Aces:I recently closed my position in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) from my growth portfolio because I felt that I had a pretty good profit at the time. I ended up buying shares of TRI Pointe Homes (NYSE:TPH) because I felt that the housing sector...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Abba's Aces | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Sherif Samy:Migao (OTC:MIGGF) released its Q2 2014 financial figures on August 14, 2014. Its numbers show how Migao was able to get in the black through higher sales volumes, and scratch through a tiny profit of $400,000. Migao was in the red for...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Sherif Samy | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Simple Digressions:It is hard to stop LPP (OTC:LPGDF). After a tough first quarter 2014, in the second quarter this Poland-based fashion retailer was on track again. There were two main drivers responsible for solid results reported in the second...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Simple Digressions | Monday, September 1, 2014
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As the U.S. military explores ways to cut costs of its V-22 Osprey aircraft, Rolls-Royce (OTC:RRCEF) may lose its place as the program's sole engine provider."The V-22 Program is continually investigating ways to reduce the life cycle costs of the aircraft,"...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Luxottica (NYSE:LUX) founder Leonardo Del Vecchio is returning to lead the company as executive chairman following the exit of CEO Andrea Guerra. Sources say Guerra will be replaced by co-chief executives, one of whom will be CFO Enrico Cavatorta.The...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Glyndon Park:Farmland Asset ClassFarmland has been an especially opaque asset class to investors with most allocations being limited to the institutional class. Until recent listings such as, Gladstone Land Corporation (NASDAQ:LAND), the retail class...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Glyndon Park | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Anthony Ruben:After a month of being a public company, Transocean Partners (NYSE:RIGP) surprised most observers (if anyone was paying attention) by soaring 30% over its IPO price (which was above the pre-IPO range) and capturing three "Buys" (or Outperform/Overweight)...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Anthony Ruben | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Peter Schiff:There can be little doubt that Thomas Piketty's new book Capital in the 21st Century has struck a nerve globally. In fact, the Piketty phenomenon (the economic equivalent to Beatlemania) has in some ways become a bigger story than the...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Peter Schiff | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Grey Value Management:Even a lousy business can be a good investment at the right price.In that regard, although they are very different businesses, J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) at $6 reminded us very much of DELL at $9 (see "Our Descent Into Dell" at www.greyvm.com)....
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Grey Value Management | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Orange Peel Investments: By Scott Tzu King Digital (NYSE:KING), maker of the popular app "Candy Crush" was itself crushed after the company reported earnings earlier this month, missing both revenue expectations and EPS. The company also lowered it's...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Orange Peel Investments | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Cabot: By Paul Goodwin, Chief Analyst of Cabot China & Emerging Markets Report Global retail is a matrix of consumer confidence and disposable income pulled by the constantly changing forces of advertising, marketing and the weather. In the U.S.,...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Cabot | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Jan Svenda: History is the main catalyst for my interest After the unfortunate accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi plant in the year 2011, the whole world started to resent nuclear power again. This led to the closure of every reactor in Japan, and...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Jan Svenda | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Orange Peel Investments: By Parke Shall In our last piece about Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), we made our case as to why it's one of the few stocks we'd go long during this economic climate. For those that don't read us, we're strong believers that...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Orange Peel Investments | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Pim Keulen:Looking at Adidas (OTCQX:ADDYY), one of the largest sports apparel companies in the world, investors might wonder what happened with this stock over the past eight months of this year. The stock fell over 40% since the start of this year,...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Pim Keulen | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Rogier van Vlissingen:Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) remains in the financial news as the deteriorating results are causing the stock to start to fall in line with the waves of criticism that came by way of the Pershing Square short.The ongoing challenge now...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Rogier van Vlissingen | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Russia's Energy Minister Alexander Novak has announced that Moscow and Kiev will hold a new round of talks revolving their gas dispute on Sept. 6.The two are now awaiting the European Commission's decision whether their representative will join the negotiations.ETFs:...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) does not want to remain a shareholder of Telecom Italia (NYSE:TI) once it finalizes its deal for Vivendi's (OTCPK:VIVHY) Brazilian wireline carrier GVT, says Chairman Cesar Alierta.Telefonica has already taken steps to sell part...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 1, 2014
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EU antitrust authorities will decide whether to clear Eli Lilly's (NYSE:LLY) $5.4B offer for Novartis (NYSE:NVS) by Oct. 3.The acquisition is part of several deals recently announced in the healthcare industry, and would create the world's second-largest...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By BDC Buzz:This is a series of articles to assess risk for the 26 BDCs that I cover and a follow up to my other "BDC Risk Profile" articles. There are many reasons why assessing risk for BDCs is important, including expected returns, valuations, and...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: BDC Buzz | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By TO Value Investments:RetailMeNot (NASDAQ:SALE) is the world's largest digital coupon company with an internationally diversified portfolio. Lately its stock price came under pressure after it became known that an algorithmic change (Panda 4.0) in...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: TO Value Investments | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By IAEResearch:ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) has been experiencing setbacks due to low prices of natural gas. Considering the enormous share of natural gas in its product mix, there is no wonder that the company's growing segments would be offset by the volatile...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: IAEResearch | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Options Calling:Groupon Inc (NASDAQ: GRPN) shares slumped 15% on August 6, following the announcement of its Q2 2014 results, which displayed a continuous downslide in profitability with adjusted EBITDA declining to $59 million from $81 million in...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Options Calling | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Alpha Strategist:The Permian Basin is one of the most productive oil fields in the U.S. Moreover, the U.S. Energy Information Administration ((NYSEMKT:EIA)) believes that the Permian Basin is one of the three onshore oil fields that are driving the...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Alpha Strategist | Monday, September 1, 2014
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