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Company Overview and News
Praxair: "Look, the government — they're trying to figure out how to deal with that anti-trust stuff, so I think that that whole complex of 'just air' so to speak is just wrong, so I like all of those in that group."
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Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. (GWR - Free Report) reported a substantial rise in July traffic volumes. Traffic in the month was 284,754 carloads, reflecting a 2.7% increase year over year. Moreover, the same railroad traffic climbed 6.8% excluding carloads from the Continental European intermodal business, sold in June 2018. Segmental Traffic Traffic in the company’s North American operations expanded 11.
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Stocks in the railroad space are being aided by the upturn in the U.S. economy. A robust domestic economy leads to increased transportation of goods across the country. Given this bullish backdrop, railroads performed very well in the second quarter of 2018, results of which were released last month.
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Shares of Ryanair Holdings plc (RYAAY - Free Report) tumbled to a 52-week low of $94.50 on Aug 10. However, shares recovered to some extent to close the trading session at $96.77, down 2.8% from the closing price of Aug 9.
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SkyWest, Inc. (SKYW - Free Report) reported a 5.6% (9,100) year-over-year decline in block hours (a measure of aircraft utilization) to 153,309 in July 2018. The regional carrier, which remains focused on streamlining its operations, stated that the fall in the metric was in sync with its fleet transition plans. The company aims to reduce the 50-seat jets in its fleet and add new E175 aircraft. Notably, SkyWest’s dual class aircraft (E175, CRJ 900 and CRJ700) accounted for approximately 53.
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One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC - Free Report) . This is because this security in the Transportation - Rail space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective. This is important because, often times, a rising tide will lift all boats in an industry, as there can be broad trends taking place in a segment that are boosting securities across the board.
CHICAGO (AP) — Norfolk Southern Railroad has apologized for using a bait truck loaded with shoes to lure potential thieves on Chicago's South Side, and prosecutors have dropped charges against three people arrested during the sting.
With the attention of most traders focused mainly on the FAANGs, the leading transportation stocks have slipped quietly under Wall Street’s radar. You wouldn’t know it from listening to the financial press, but the transports are showing remarkable strength and are leading the way higher for the Dow Jones Industrials. As we’ll discuss in today’s comments, the strong performance of the transportation sector is a bullish sign for the stock market as well as for the U.
Okay, now we are SEVEN months down for the year, with five left to go. The weather has been more moderate lately with substantial rainfall. What else is coming down? It's raining dividends baby! This was an overall "quiet" month from an alarming number of dividend payers, but the income was still nice to see, regardless. Let's grab that cup of coffee and see my July results!
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The S&P 500 has shown immense strength after months of a volatile ride, gaining for five consecutive weeks. In fact, the index is on the verge of hitting new highs anytime soon, being just 0.5% away from the peak it set on Jan 26. Inside the Bull Run The dual tailwinds of strong corporate earnings and an improving economy have been fueling optimism in the stocks, offsetting concerns over global trade.
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The transportation sector has been riding high this earnings season with stock prices rising 4.2% (aggregate one-day stock market reaction to earnings releases) in response to earnings announcements. Total earnings of 97.6% of the sector’s total market capitalization that has reported so far is up 16.1% on revenue growth of 8.5%. Earnings and revenue beat ratios of 100% and 69.2%, respectively, are also encouraging as most of the industry players dominating the sector managed to beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate on earnings or revenues or both (read: 5 Best-Performing Sector ETFs of July).
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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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