Fuel Systems Solutions (NASDAQ: FSYS) shares reached a new 52-week low of $10.735 after the company reported downbeat Q4 results.
China Ceramics Co (NASDAQ: CCCL) shares fell 2.40% to touch a new 52-week low of $1.63. China Ceramics shares have dropped 35.27% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 19.70% in the same period.
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE: BWP) shares fell 1.10% to touch a new 52-week low of $12.11. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners will be removed from the Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index following the close of business on March 21.
Ply Gem Holdings (NYSE: PGEM) shares reached a new 52-week low of $11.48 after the company reported wider-than-expected Q4 loss and issued a weak Q1 revenue forecast.
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5 Best Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2015: Vmware Inc.(VMW)
VMware, Inc. provides virtualization and virtualization-based cloud infrastructure solutions in the United States and internationally. The company?s products address planned and unplanned downtime management, system recoverability and reliability, backup and recovery, resource provisioning and management, capacity and performance management, and security issues. Its cloud infrastructure products and technologies include VMware vSphere, which is a data center platform that also enables live migration of actively running virtual machines across servers or storage locations without disruption or downtime; enables availability for all applications against hardware and operating system failures; and enables centralized point of control for cluster-level networking, as well as automatically manages the placement and balancing of a virtual machine across storage resources. The company also offers cloud application platform solutions that help organizations build, run, and manage enterprise applications in public, private, or hybrid clouds optimized for vSphere. In addition, it provides end-user computing solutions, which provide secure access to applications and data from various devices and location, as well as serves the corporate IT departments through managing and connecting end-user assets delivering them as a managed service. The company?s end-user computing solutions also provide the ability to manage software as a service, Windows, Mobile, or enterprise applications, as well as enhance communication and collaboration between end users. Further, it provides a range of professional services, such as consulting, education, and technical account manager services, as well as customer support services. The company sells its products through distributors, resellers, system vendors, and systems integrators. VMware, Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. VMware, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of EMC Corporation.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By jaggom]
Shares of VMware (VMW), the virtualization infrastructure provider increased more than 20% this year thanks to several catalysts enjoyed by the company. In addition, the wide customer base of VMware�� parent EMC�� (EMC) and growing suite of solutions is also positive indicator for VMware investors who can expect the company�� outperformance to continue. Going forward, VMware should continue to perform robustly with the continued growth in data consumption across the globe and growth of virtualization.
- [By Keith Speights]
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) looks to be one of those beneficiaries. Amazon Web Services could be worth $19 billion if it were a stand-alone business. Another technology winner from health care's move to the cloud is EMC (NYSE: EMC ) . With cloud service providers buying its data storage devices, plus its 80% stake in VMWare (NYSE: VMW ) , EMC looks to profit in two different ways.
Hot Managed Healthcare Stocks For 2014: Nikon Corp (NINOF)NIKON CORPORATION is mainly engaged in the manufacture and sale of image and video equipment. The Company operates in four business segments. The Precision Equipment segment offers semiconductor exposure apparatus and liquid crystal (LC) exposure apparatus. The Image segment provides digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras, compact digital cameras and interchangeable lens. The Instruments segment offers microscopes, measuring machines and semiconductor inspection equipment. The Others segment provides LC photomask substrates and optical components. As of March 31, 2013, the Company has 87 subsidiaries and 10 associated companies. Advisors' Opinion:
- [By MARKETWATCH]
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- With the yen holding on to its gains and investors cautious as earnings season kicks off, Japanese stocks slid lower Friday after closing the previous day with some late-session gains. The Nikkei Stock Average (JP:NIK) fell 0.9% to 14,358.28, with the Topix down 0.8%, as the dollar bought 97.36 yen, little changed from 24 hours earlier. The relatively strong yen weighed on some names with high global exposure, as Sharp Corp. (JP:6753) (SHCAF) lost 1%, Pioneer Corp. (JP:6773) (PNCOF) dropped 1.6%, and Bridgestone Corp. (JP:5108) (BRDCF) fell 1.2%. An outlook cut from Canon Inc. (JP:7751) (CAJ) helped send its shares down 1%, while rival Nikon Corp. (JP:7731) (NINOF) lost 1.8%, though Olympus Corp. (JP:7733) (OCPNF) gained 1%. Telecoms were weak, with Softbank Corp. (JP:9984) (SFTBF) falling 2.5%, KDDI Corp. (JP:9433) (KDDIF) down 1.7%, and NTT DoCoMo Inc. (JP:9437) (NTDMF)
- [By MARKETWATCH]
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) -- Japanese stocks opened lower Thursday, as gains for the yen and losses for Wall Street conspired to drive the Nikkei Stock Average (JP:NIK) down 1.2% to 15,333.35, extending Wednesday's 0.6% loss. The Topix fell 0.7%, with the U.S. dollar (USDJPY) slipping to 102.46 yen, down from around 楼102.80 at the start of the previous session, but off its lows in late Wednesday trade. Electronics firms and other techs helped lead the loss, with Sony Corp. (JP:6758) (SNE) falling 1.4%, Nikon Corp. (JP:7731) (NINOF) off 2.4%, and Alps Electric Co. (JP:6770) 1.8% lower. The Nikkei Asian Review reported Thursday that Japan looked set to post its first trade deficit for electronics goods this year. Shares of Yahoo Japan Corp. (JP:4689) (YAHOF) lost 1.4%, even as Bloomberg reported the firm was offering its stake in market-research firm Macromill Inc. (JP:3730) to U.S. private-equity firm Bain Capital at a premium to its most recent close. Shares of Macromill were untraded. Among gainers, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (JP:9432) (NTT) rose 2.1%, following a 1.1% gain for its U.S.-listed shares.
Hot Managed Healthcare Stocks For 2014: TE Connectivity Ltd.(TEL)
TE Connectivity Ltd. provides engineered electronic components, network solutions, specialty products, and subsea telecommunication systems. Its Electronic Components segment supplies passive electronic components, which include connectors and interconnect systems, relays, switches, sensors, and wire and cable to original equipment manufacturers and their contract manufacturers in the automotive, data communications, industrial, appliance, computer, and consumer devices markets. The company?s Network Solutions segment supplies infrastructure components and systems for telecommunications and energy markets. This segment provides components comprising connectors, above- and below-ground enclosures, heat shrink tubing, cable accessories, surge arrestors, fiber optic cabling, copper cabling, and racks for copper and fiber networks; electronic systems for test access and intelligent cross-connect applications; and integrated cabling solutions for cabling and building management . This segment also sells insulators, power measurement products, CATV accessories, network interface devices, raceway systems, and duct accessories. Its Specialty Products segment offers engineered custom solutions, components, and connectors for electronic systems, subsystems, and devices in the aerospace, defense, and marine; touch systems; medical; and circuit protection markets. The company?s Subsea Communications segment designs, builds, maintains, and tests undersea fiber optic networks for the telecommunications, and oil and gas markets. It sells its products in the Americas, Europe/the Middle East/Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company was formerly known as Tyco Electronics Ltd. and changed its name to TE Connectivity Ltd. on March 10, 2011. TE Connectivity Ltd. was founded in 1941 and is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By GURUFOCUS]
TE Connectivity Ltd. (TEL) designs and manufactures products that connect power, data, and signal automotive, energy, industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, aerospace and defense, and health care industries. Dec. 3, the company increased its quarterly dividend 16% to $0.29 per share. The yield based on the new payout is 2.2%.
- [By Monica Wolfe]
TE Connectivity (TEL)
Bill Nygren�� fourth largest position is in TE Connectivity where he maintains 4,686,000 shares of the company�� stock. His holdings in TE Connectivity make up for 2.5% of his total assets managed and 1.13% of the company�� shares outstanding.
- [By Garrett Cook]
Measurement Specialties (NASDAQ: MEAS) shares shot up 10.50 percent to $86.19 after the company agreed to be acquired by TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) for $86 cash per share.
Hot Managed Healthcare Stocks For 2014: Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (CMLP)
Crestwood Midstream Partners LP engages in gathering, compressing, treating, processing, and transporting natural gas primarily on the Barnett Shale formation of the Fort Worth Basin in north Texas. The company conducts its operations through its Cowtown System, Lake Arlington Dry System, and Alliance Midstream Assets, as well as the Fayetteville Shale and the Granite Wash plays. As of December 31, 2010, it managed approximately 500 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines. Crestwood Gas Services GP LLC serves as the general partner of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP. The company was formerly known as Quicksilver Gas Services LP and changed its name to Crestwood Midstream Partners LP in October 2010. Crestwood Midstream Partners LP was founded in 2004 and is based in Houston, Texas. Crestwood Midstream Partners LP is a subsidiary of Crestwood Gas Services Holdings LLC.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Aimee Duffy]
Crestwood Midstream Partners (NYSE: CMLP ) was one day shy of completing its merger with Inergy Midstream, when CEO Bob Phillips told Bloomberg the partnership was already looking for more deals. Well, it turns out Crestwood had already found a deal, as we learned Thursday. The master limited partnership plans to acquire Arrow Midstream Holdings for $750 million.
- [By Aimee Duffy]
With Kinder Morgan's acquisition of Copano Energy officially in the bag, all eyes are on the newest big deal in the midstream world: the merger of Crestwood Midstream Partners (NYSE: CMLP ) and Inergy (NYSE: CEQP ) . In this video, Fool.com contributor Aimee Duffy takes a look at this $7 billion deal, and explains what the ownership structure looks like at the new, yet-to-be-named entity.
- [By Matt DiLallo]
Inergy (NYSE: NRGY )
With operations that include a natural gas storage business as well as natural gas liquids assets, Inergy is another MLP to consider if you are on the lookout for a dividend-paying stock. There are a lot of moving parts with this company, which makes it an interesting stock to watch. The company, along with its affiliate Inergy Midstream (NYSE: NRGM ) , is in the process of merging with Crestwood Midstream Partners (NYSE: CMLP ) to create a company boasting increased size, scale, and diversity, as you can see below. Once the transformational transaction is complete, the company can pursue its opportunity-rich organic growth projects which should drive both returns and income growth for investors.
Hot Managed Healthcare Stocks For 2014: Service Corporation International(SCI)
Service Corporation International provides deathcare products and services in the United States, Canada, and Germany. Its funeral service and cemetery operations consist of funeral service locations, cemeteries, funeral service/cemetery combination locations, crematoria, and related businesses. The company provides various professional services relating to funerals and cremations, including the use of funeral facilities and motor vehicles, and preparation and embalming services. It also sells funeral related merchandise, including caskets, burial vaults, cremation receptacles, cremation memorial products, flowers, and other ancillary products and services at funeral service locations. The company?s cemeteries provide cemetery property interment rights, including mausoleum spaces, lots, and lawn crypts; and sell cemetery related merchandise and services comprising stone and bronze memorials, markers, merchandise installations, and burial openings and closings. It also sells preneed funeral and cemetery products and services whereby a customer contractually agrees to the terms of certain products and services to be delivered and performed in the future. As of December 31, 2009, Service Corporation operated 1,254 funeral service locations and 372 cemeteries, including 208 combination locations, covering 43 states in the United States, 8 Canadian provinces, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, as well as 12 funeral homes in Germany. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Marc Bastow]
Deathcare services and products provider Services Corporation (SCI) raised its quarterly dividend 14% to 8 cents per share, payable March 28 to shareholders of record as of March 15.
SCI Dividend Yield: 1.73%
Hot Managed Healthcare Stocks For 2014: Seagate Technology.(STX)
Seagate Technology Public Limited Company designs, manufactures, markets, and sells hard disk drives for enterprise, client compute, and client non-compute market applications worldwide. The company?s products are used in enterprise servers, mainframes, and workstations; desktop and notebook computers; digital video recorders; personal data backup systems; portable external storage systems; and digital media systems. It also provides data storage services for small to medium-sized businesses, including online backup, data protection, and recovery solutions; and ships external backup storage solutions under its Free Agent Go and Free Agent Go Flex product lines. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. Seagate Technology Public Limited Company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By ICRAOnline]
Global PC shipments maintained a declining trend in 2013, and storage vendor Seagate (STX) continued to be one of its biggest victims. Seagate recently released its second-quarter 2014 results that failed to meet investor expectations. Let�� take a closer look at some of the details.
- [By Alex Planes]
How we got here and where we're going
Six out of nine passing grades is a pretty solid showing for one of the two big hard-drive makers left standing after the wave of industry consolidation that took place several years ago. However, it's not quite as good as what chief competitor Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX ) managed last year on the same analysis, when it pulled off a very rare perfect score. Does that mean Seagate is indisputably better than Western Digital, or can Western Digital overcome a few minor weaknesses to regain ground? It shouldn't be too hard to pay down debt and resume profit growth now that major supply chain problems are a thing of the past.
- [By Riddhi Kharkia] oll out of LTE in China should continue to drive Marvell shares higher in the future
First quarter results in line with expectations.
In the first quarter of 2015, the company reported an increased revenue of $958 million (3% increase y-o-y) that translated to an earnings of $0.27 per share. As per the call, the revenue for the storage business declined 6% sequentially but was in accordance with company's inital expectations. As I mentioned above, the boom in SSD business and continued share gains in the HDDs were the primary revenue drivers in storage. Besides storage, the networking business of the company saw flat revenue as the management had expected before going into the quarter. All in all, the first quarter results were in alignment with the management expectations and hence did not spark much investor activity on the exchange.
Stabilizing PC demand
Together, Western Digital and Seagate accounted for 36% of Marvell's revenue in the last fiscal year. While this might look like a disadvantage to some, given that the PC market hasn't been in the best of health lately, it isn't the case. The PC market was down 9.8% in 2013, but the forecast for the current year is relatively better. Shipments of traditional desktop and notebook PCs are slated to drop 6.6% this year, according to Gartner. This signifies that the PC market is gradually stabilizing.
Moreover, the retirement of Windows XP by Microsoft will also force businesses to upgrade to newer systems, thereby reversing the PC's decline, to an extent. In one of my previous articles on Hewlett-Packard, I mentioned the fact that the migration from Windows XP OS led to a growth of 7% in quarterly revenue for the company. So, as far as PC market is concerned, it is not a major reason for worry.
A mine of opportunity in data
Marvell is looking to gain more share at its biggest client Western Digital. It recently launched a couple of new, high-performance SSD products
- [By Michael Lewis]
Hard drive manufacturer Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX ) soared to new highs this week on what should have been a predictable business update and earnings release. The company pays a 4% dividend and has near-perfectly executed an adaptation strategy to address the shift away from PCs -- all while analysts and pundits have predicted its demise along with its peers'. To top things off, Barron's released its top 500 American companies, including Seagate as a top 10 pick. The best part of the story is that Seagate is still cheap, even after a 12-month gain of nearly 40% and more than 30% year to date.