Movers of the Day (2/22/2017)

by applepeaapplepea 23 Feb 2017 06:45


Most indices saw little movement today with Dow gaining 32 points to 20,775 while both S&P 500 and Nasdaq ease 0.1% each. Winners of the day included medical device firm Microbot Medical (MBOT), gaining 46% on major patent milestone. Another healthcare winner was Lantheus Holdings(LNTH), adding almost 30% with Solid earning and positive outlook.

On the technology side, Internet infrastructure service firm Internap Corporation(INAP) rose 27% on breakout volumn as investors put thumb up to the successful private equity placement. Other winner of the day include fracking sand provider Emerge Energy Services (EMES) with 15% gain to end the day at $23.51 per share. The stock has gained more than 100% so far this year and a eye popping 700% gain for the past 52 weeks.

Movers of the Day (2/21/2017)

by applepeaapplepea 22 Feb 2017 02:00


The day after President's Day holiday shows strong bull momentum in the stock market as Dow gains another 100 points to finish at 20,743. S&P 500 gains 0.6% to finish at 2,365 while Nasdaq adds 27 points to finish at 5,865.

Warren Buffett Just Bought and Sold These Stocks

by applepeaapplepea 16 Feb 2017 19:27


One good investment strategy is to follow the flock. In the stock investment realm it means to buy those stocks that great investor buy. Today no other investor guru is as famous as Warren Buffett, so it would be probably wise to keep track of his lastest investment move as of 4th quarter of 2016.

Drones Are Flying. So What Stocks To Invest?

by applepeaapplepea 10 Feb 2017 00:00


If you have not yet bought a drone, you've probably seen some forms of it flying in a park or even on the news striking military targets. So let's face it, drone is one of the latest and hottest gadget on planet earth. And with its market expected to hit 3 million unit in 2017 based on research by Gartner, we as investors should really look at where to profit from this hot trend.

Based on article by MarketWatch, one company that makes drones and is publicly traded is AeroVironment (AVAV), the $600 million market cap company, earns almost 90% of its revenue from selling drones, making it the pure play of investing in drones.

Stocks to Invest for NFL Super Bowl Sunday

by applepeaapplepea 02 Feb 2017 22:05


Super Bowl Sunday in February is probably the biggest sports event in United States. While people are expected to gather around sports bar drinking beers or stay at home eating pizza and BBQ, some companies are also expected to get revenue boost during this time.

First of all, when you and your buddies are drinking Bud Light, the official NFL beer sponsor, you are helping its parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD). For those who don't want to get drunk, their options include NFL soft drink sponsor PepsiCo (PEP) or more popular Coca-Cola (KO). PepsiCo (PEP) alsos owns other official NFL food and beverage sponsors including Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Quaker Oats.

Invest in Private Prisons After Trump

by applepeaapplepea 01 Feb 2017 00:47


Before President Trump's election victory last November, the operators of private prison were on the death row as Obama's administration was planning to phase out the use of private prisons. And if Hillary Clinton was to be elected, the same policy could continue. This is why the two private prison related real estate investment trusts, CoreCivic(CXW) and GEO Group(GEO) had both seen their stock dropped to multi-year low of $12.99 and $16.26 respectively, representing 63% and 61.5% discount within a few months.

However the tide shifted in November with Republican's complete victory over the Presidency, House and Senate. As President Trump is expected to favor private prisons, hot money begins to flow into these two private prison stocks and both have gained over 100% since their 52 weeks low.

Investing Stocks in Trump's Keystone and Dakota Pipelines

by applepeaapplepea 27 Jan 2017 17:16


On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the executive memorandum to revive Keystone Pipeline and Dakota Pipeline that have been blocked in the previous Obama administration. This yet another swift executive order from President Trump creates hope for investors who hold stocks of the companies impacted by both major pipelines.
The Street on the same day reported list of companies benefiting from this initiative. First of all with Keystone Pipeline approval, TransCanada(TRP) can now move oil made of tar sand from Canada to US Gulf Coast. Then on the Dakota Pipeline side, drillers including SM Energy (SM), Newfield Exploration (NFX), Whiting Petroleum(WLL), Hess (HES) and Continental Resources(CLR) would receive immediate benefit while pipeline operator Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL) would also clear the hurdle set by the previous presidency.

Stock to Invest for the Mexico Border Wall

by applepeaapplepea 30 Jan 2017 22:54


President Trump stick to his presidential campaign promise and signed an executive order on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 to build massive wall along the Mexican border. The border wall announcement was seemed offensive to the NAFTA partner south of the border and resulted in an immediate cancellation of the meeting of Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto with president Trump. However there are companies that could stand to benefit from this massive undertaking.

As mentioned in The Street's recent article, two companies getting immediate revenue boost could be current fencing contractors Granite Construction(GVA) and Tetra Tech(TTEK). Also benefiting from the Mexican Border Wall are contractors maintaining the wall including Fluor (FLR) and KBR (KBR).