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Geopolitical conflicts between the United States and several other countries have intensified of late. Prolonged trade conflicts between the United States and China, which commenced in March, are showing no signs of abatement. Moreover, geopolitical conflicts with Iran, Turkey and Russia have only made the situation worse, denting investors’ confidence severely. At this stage, it will be prudent to invest in defensive stocks to keep one’s portfolio safe from day-to-day market fluctuations.
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Power supplier Southern Company (SO - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2018 earnings per share (excluding certain one-time items) of 80 cents, above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 69 cents and the year-ago profit of 73 cents.
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Utility stocks are normally buttoned up, conservative types that don’t move around much. They cater to the income-focused investor who prefers smooth steadiness instead of rip-roaring capital appreciation. Sure, a few percentage points to the upside is always great. But it’s not the main focus.
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Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the NRG Yield Inc.’s Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Call. [Operator Instructions] As a reminder, this conference is being recorded. I would now like to introduce your host for today's conference, Kevin Cole, Head of Investor Relations. Please go ahead.
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WallStars show positive broker target price upsides. Ten top "safer" high yield dividend Utilities WallStars showed 1.6-54% net gains as of 7/31/18 broker targets plus dividends.
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NRG Yield (NYLD - Free Report) just came out with quarterly earnings of $0.61 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.34 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.28 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.
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NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG - Free Report) reported earnings of 31 cents per share in second-quarter 2018, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 86 cents by 64%. Revenues NRG Energy posted revenues of $2,922 million in the quarter, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2,411 million by 21.2%. Quarterly revenues improved 8.2% year over year. Highlights of the Release Total operating costs and expenses in the second quarter was $2,602 million, up 11.
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The Q2 earnings season is past the halfway mark, with total earnings of the 265 S&P 500 members that have already reported being up 23.6% from the same period last year on 10.1% higher revenues. Per our latest Earnings Preview report, overall second-quarter earnings for all the S&P 500 members are expected to be up 23.6% on 8.8% revenue growth. Let's concentrate on the domestic-focused matured Utility sector and find out how it is poised to perform this season.
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ROAD TOWN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly a year after Hurricane Irma knocked out power across the British Virgin Islands, electricity boss Leroy Abraham will be among the last residents to have their homes reconnected.
NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG - Free Report) is scheduled to report second-quarter 2018 results on Aug 2, before market opens. In the last reported quarter, the company reported earnings of 87 cents compared with the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a breakeven. Let’s see how things are shaping up for this earnings season. Factors to Consider NRG Energy’s three-year transformation plan was launched in July 2017.
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Estimates for Exelon Corporation (EXC - Free Report) have been revised upward over the past 90 days, reflecting analysts’ optimism in the stock. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for 2018 and 2019 earnings have inched up 1% and 1.7% to $3.08 and $3.06, respectively. Exelon is a utility services holding company, based in Chicago, IL and serves nearly 10 million customers across service territories. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for current-year earnings is pegged at $3.
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2018-08-13 - Asif
Core Business At Ballard, Ballard Power Systems is building a clean energy growth company. Ballard Power Systems is recognized as a world leader in proton exchange membrane (“PEM”) fuel cell power system development and commercialization. The company's principal business is the design, development, manufacture, sale and service of PEM fuel cell products for a variety of applications, focusing on its power product markets of Heavy-Duty Motive (consisting of bus, truck, rail and marine applications), Portable Power, Material Handling and Backup Power, as well as the delivery of Technology Solutions, including engineering services, technology transfer, and the license and sale of its extensive intellectual property portfolio and fundamental knowledge for a variety of fuel cell applications. A fuel cell is an environmentally clean electrochemical device that combines hydrogen fuel with oxygen (from the air) to produce electricity. The hydrogen fuel can be obtained from natural g...
2018-08-13 - Asif
Overview Marathon Patent Group was incorporated in the State of Nevada on February 23, 2010 under the name Verve Ventures, Inc. On December 7, 2011, the company changed its name to American Strategic Minerals Corporation and were engaged in exploration and potential development of uranium and vanadium minerals business. In June 2012, the company discontinued its minerals business and began to invest in real estate properties in Southern California. In October 2012, the company discontinued its real estate business when its former CEO joined the firm and the company commenced its IP licensing operations, at which time the Company’s name was changed to Marathon Patent Group, Inc. On November 1, 2017, the company entered into a merger agreement with Global Bit Ventures, Inc. (“GBV”), which is focused on mining digital assets. Marathon Patent Group has since purchased its cryptocurrency mining machines and established a data center in Canada to mine digital assets. Following the me...
2018-08-13 - Asif
Business and Organization Endocyte, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company and leader in developing targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer. The Company uses drug conjugation technology to create novel therapeutics and companion imaging agents for personalized targeted therapies. The agents actively target receptors that are over-expressed on diseased cells relative to healthy cells, such as prostate specific membrane antigen (“PSMA”) in prostate cancer. This targeted approach is designed to safely enable the delivery of highly potent drug payloads. The companion imaging agents are designed to identify patients whose disease over-expresses the target of the therapy and who are therefore more likely to benefit from treatment. In September 2017, the Company entered into a Development and License Agreement (the “License Agreement”) with ABX advanced biochemical compounds – Biomedizinische Forschungsreagenzien GmbH (“ABX”), pursuant to which the Company acquired exclusive ...
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