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Company Overview and News
The Zacks Research Daily presents the best research output of our analyst team. Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Cisco Systems (CSCO), AstraZeneca (AZN) and Enbridge (ENB). These research reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 70 reports published by our analyst team today.
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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Friday morning as chipmakers slide, leading losses for technology companies. Energy companies are rising with oil prices. Tesla is falling further on reports of a growing government investigation into the company.
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Chicago, IL – August 17, 2018 – Zacks Equity Research highlights Turtle Beach (HEAR - Free Report) as the Bull of the Day, Autohome (ATHM - Free Report) as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on Nvidia (NVDA - Free Report) .
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Helen of Troy Limited (HELE - Free Report) has seen its shares surge 26.4% in the past six months, against the industry’s drop of 11.4%. Much of this can be attributable to the company’s solid past record that was retained in first-quarter fiscal 2019. Notably, shares of the company have gained 14.2% since the quarterly outcome.
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We issued an updated research report on Cimpress N.V. (CMPR - Free Report) on Aug 16. Netherlands-based Cimpress is an online provider of high-quality graphic design services, and customized printed products to small businesses and consumers. The stock, with approximately $4.3-billion market capitalization, currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Let’s delve deeper and discuss the company’s potential growth drivers, and possible headwinds.
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With the earnings season drawing to a close, industry peers are doing various analysis and comparisons to gauge the underlying metrics and relative performance. Let us perform a similar comparative analysis between two stocks in the Zacks Wireless Equipment Industry — Motorola Solutions, Inc. (MSI - Free Report) and Nokia Corporation (NOK - Free Report) — to pick the better investment option. Earnings Scoresheet Motorola reported strong second-quarter 2018 results on the back of healthy growth across all geographic regions.
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Talos Energy Inc. (TALO - Free Report) emerged among the top five bidders in the latest Gulf of Mexico lease sale held on Aug 15, 2018, by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management ("BOEM"). Talos was the highest bidder for six deepwater and eight shallow water blocks, which were included in the 14 blocks it had bid for and achieved 100% success. These blocks are spread across a net acreage of about 75,000.
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Intuitive Surgical, Inc (ISRG - Free Report) is currently a top performer in the MedTech space. Improved price performance, better-than-expected earnings results, significant exposure to Artificial Intelligence (AI) trends in healthcare and strong fundamentals instill investors’ optimism in the stock.
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The U.S. economy is gaining strength, and consumer spending continues to be robust amid tax cuts and tighter labor market which is pushing up wages. This is evident from the recently-released retail sales figure for the month of July that marked growth of 0.5%, higher than the consensus estimate of 0.1%. Not only sales at non-store retailers increased in the month, but gains were also noticed across eight out of 13 categories, including a rebound in sales at clothing stores, improvement in sales at bars and restaurants, as well as growth in sales at department stores.
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Deere (DE - Free Report) came out with quarterly earnings of $2.59 per share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.77 per share. This compares to earnings of $1.97 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items.
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The U.S. Energy Department's inventory release showed that crude stockpiles recorded a shock weekly build despite strong refinery utilization. On a further bearish note, distillate inventories jumped, while domestic oil production continues to be robust.
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Boingo Wireless, Inc. (WIFI - Free Report) is looking like an interesting pick from a technical perspective, as the company is seeing favorable trends on the moving average crossover front. Recently, the 50 Day Moving Average for WIFI broke out above the 200 Day Simple Moving Average, suggesting a short-term bullish trend.
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Brinker International, Inc. (EAT - Free Report) remains steadfast in its goal to drive traffic and revenues through a range of sales-building initiatives such as streamlining of menu, better food presentation, advertising campaigns, kitchen system optimization and introduction of better service platform. However, high costs — stemming from restaurant operations — might continue to hurt profits.
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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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