While the markets seem to only be interested in rising rates and earnings, an entire sector has gone unnoticed and blown the doors off the market.
The Dow Jones U.S. Railroad Index is surging with a 24% gain this year and has quadrupled since its 2009 low. Besides the general rebound in the economy, crude production is at 20-year highs, far exceeding pipeline capacity and growth. That means a massive surge in demand for transportation by rail. An estimated 1.4 million barrels of crude and refined products were transported by rail every day in the first six months of 2013, an increase of almost 50% from the first half of 2012.
All signs pointed to another great year in 2013 and the sector again being a good investment. Then the unthinkable happened: Just after 1 a.m. on July 6, a freight carrier operated by Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway crashed in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people. Montreal, Maine & Atlantic filed for bankruptcy a month later.
Top 10 Information Technology Stocks To Watch For 2015: Tourism Urbanization Co SAE (TOUR)Tourism Urbanization Co SAE is an Egypt-based public shareholding company that operates in the tourism and entertainment industry. The Company owns MOVENPICK Resort Cairo-Pyramids hotel located in Giza, which features 234 Rooms, including Superior and Standard rooms, Garden Suite, Business Suite and Family Suite; Bars and Restaurants offering a range of local and international cuisines, namely Orangerie, Il Giardino, Bua Khao, Lobby Bar, Le Gourmet, Palm Cafe and Roof Cafe; Sport and Leisure offers swimming pool (heated in winter), fitness centre, mini golf, sauna and massage, chargeable jacuzzi, and children's playground, and Banqueting and Conference facilities, such as Joy Club. As of December 31, 2011, the Company�� major shareholders included Egypt Company for Tourism and El Montazah Tourism & Investment Co., among others. Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Lisa Levin]
This industry declined 2.64% by 11:50 am, with Tuniu (NASDAQ: TOUR) moving down 3.6%. Tuniu is expected to report Q3 financial results on November 11, 2014.
Top 10 Railroad Stocks To Own Right Now: Cash America International Inc.(CSH)
Cash America International, Inc. provides specialty financial services to individuals primarily in the United States and Mexico. The company operates in three segments: Pawn Lending, Cash Advance, and Check Cashing. The Pawn Lending segment offers pawn loans through its pawn lending locations, which operate under the names Cash America Pawn and SuperPawn in the United States, and Prenda Facil in Mexico. This segment also sells previously-owned merchandise acquired from customers who do not redeem their pawned goods, as well as sells items purchased from third-parties or customers. The Cash Advance segment offers unsecured cash advances in selected lending locations that are operated under the names Cash America Payday Advance and Cashland in the United States; and short-term cash advances over the Internet under the names CashNetUSA in the United States, QuickQuid in the United Kingdom, and DollarsDirect in the Canada and Australia. This segment also involves in arranging loans for customers with independent third-party lenders through a credit services organization program; providing marketing and loan processing services for a third-party bank issued line of credit on certain stored-value debit cards that the bank issues; and purchasing a participation interest in certain line of credit receivables originated by the bank. The Check Cashing segment provides check cashing and other financial services, such as stored-value cards, money orders, and money transfers. This segment operates its check cashing locations under the Mr.Payroll name. As of December 31, 2009, it operated 676 pawn lending locations, including 667 company-owned units and 9 unconsolidated franchised units; 246 cash advance locations; and 120 unconsolidated franchised and 6 consolidated company-owned check cashing locations. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Upgrades had a big impact on stocks today. Wendy’s (WEN), for instance, gained 4.5% to $8.62 after being upgraded to Buy at Argus, while Cash America (CSH) advanced 3.7% to $44.32 after being upgraded to Market Outperform from Market Perform at JMP Securities. Walgreen (WAG) proved the big winner in the S&P 500 after�Goldman Sachs called the stock a Conviction Buy.
- [By John Udovich]
Despite�a slow global economy and continued high unemployment in many countries, small cap payday or pawn stocks Cash Store Financial Services Inc (NYSE: CSFS), DFC Global Corp (NASDAQ: DLLR) and Cash America International, Inc (NYSE: CSH) have not exactly been performing well since the start of the year. In fact, these three stocks are the worst performers in the payday or pawn loan sector, down 38.5%, down 14.4% and up 4.6%, respectively, since the start of the year.
- [By Jake L'Ecuyer]
Shares of Cash America International (NYSE: CSH) got a boost, shooting up 9.22 percent to $42.05 after the company reported that it is planning to evaluate separation of online business.
Top 10 Railroad Stocks To Own Right Now: Nesscap Energy Inc (NCE)Nesscap Energy Inc. is engaged in developing, manufacturing and marketing of products (ultracapacitors) that store energy for power delivery systems, which are used in transportation, industrial power, renewable energy and other consumer industries. Ultracapacitors are used as energy storage devices for high power applications and are characterized by high power density, long operational lifetime and quick charging and discharging capability. The Company�� range of products, from single-cell ultracapacitor products to multi-cell modules, is designed for reliable energy storage and power platforms. The Company�� offers multi-cell modules with operating voltages of five volt, 16 volt, 48 volt, 64 volt, 86 volts, and 125 volt. The Company�� small-sized EDLC cells range from 3 frequency-50 frequency in capacitance with operating voltages ranging from 2.3 volt to 2.7 volt. Advisors' Opinion:
- [By John McCamant]
Phase III trials for NKTR-102 for breast cancer, are due by year-end. NKTR-181 is a new chemical entity (NCE) painkiller developed by NKTR that does not result in the high often associated with addictive and life-threatening chronic opioid use.
Top 10 Railroad Stocks To Own Right Now: Ashmore Group PLC (ASHM)Ashmore Group plc (Ashmore) is engaged in providing investment management services. The Company is a fund manager across six core investment themes, such as external debt, local currency, corporate debt, blended debt, equities, multi-strategy, alternatives and overlay/liquidity. External debt is a diversified portfolio of emerging market debt assets. Local currency takes advantage of the expanding local currency and local currency denominated debt market. Corporate debt focuses on the developing corporate debt asset class. Blended debt mandates specifically combine external, local currency and corporate debt measured against tailor-made blended indices. Multi-strategy is a dynamic asset allocation across other investment themes. Equities Focuses on liquidity and top down macro country selection in publicly traded. Overlay/liquidity helps to separate and centralize the currency risk of an underlying emerging market asset class. Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Inyoung Hwang]
Ashmore Group Plc (ASHM) jumped 5.3 percent to 382.2 pence. The U.K. fund manager that invests in emerging markets reported full-year pretax profit and revenue that exceeded estimates. The London-based company also raised its dividend.
Top 10 Railroad Stocks To Own Right Now: American Realty Capital Properties Inc (ARCP)
American Realty Capital Properties, Inc., incorporated on December 2, 2010, is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns and acquires single-tenant, freestanding commercial real estate primarily subject to medium-term net leases with credit quality tenants. The Company is externally managed by ARC Properties Advisors, LLC. In February 2013, it announced the closing of the transaction to acquire American Realty Capital Trust III, Inc. In March 2013, it announced that it purchased a TD Bank office building in Falmouth, Maine. In April 2013, it closed lease acquisitions, including nine properties located in four states plus Puerto Rico with approximately 200,000 total rentable square feet. In April 2013, it closed an additional single tenant net lease acquisitions, including six properties leased to four investment grade or credit-worthy tenants, including CVS, Family Dollar, Hy-Vee and Advance Auto. In November 2013, American Realty Capital Properties, Inc acquired CapLease, Inc. Effective January 3, 2014, American Realty Capital Properties Inc, , through its Thunder Acquisition LLC unit, acquired the entire share capital of American Realty Capital Trust IV Inc (ARCT).
As of December 31, 2012, rental revenues derived from investment grade tenants. As of December 31, 2012, the Company owned 146 properties, which consists of 2.4 million square feet and located in 26 states, excluding one vacant property classified as held for sale. The Company is holder of 95.9% of the interest in the ARC Properties Operating Partnership, L.P.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Maria Armental and Anna Prior]
American Realty Capital Properties Inc.(ARCP) said it had finalized a deal to sell its multitenant shopping center portfolio for $1.975 billion in cash to a joint venture including a Blackstone affiliate and DDR Corp.(DDR)
- [By Brad Thomas]
The most recent Triple-Net deal in play with Cole Credit Property Trust III (CCPT3) has created a bidding war in which two arch rivals - Cole Holdings and American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP) - are pumping fists at each other in hopes to win the prized REIT - CCPT3 - that owns 1,014 properties in 47 states. Recently I wrote an article describing the playground battle in progress:
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Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Wednesday’s session are Hershey Co.(HSY), Facebook Inc.(FB) and American Realty Capital Properties Inc.(ARCP)
- [By Charles Sizemore]
And he�� not the only insider buying. Director Sarofim Fayez chipped in $15 million of his own money, and Vice President James Street added $130,000.�I recommend we invest with the insiders. At time of writing, KMI stock yields an attractive 4.7%, and management expects to raise the dividend by about 8% in 2014.Dividend Stocks to Buy Now:American Capital Realty Properties (ARCP)
ARCP Dividend Yield: 7.5%
Top 10 Railroad Stocks To Own Right Now: ABM Industries Incorporated (ABM)
ABM Industries Incorporated provides integrated facility solutions services in the United States and internationally. It offers floor cleaning and finishing, window washing, furniture polishing, carpet cleaning and dusting, and other building cleaning services for commercial office and industrial buildings, retail stores, shopping centers, warehouses, airport terminals, health facilities, educational institutions, stadiums and arenas, and government buildings. The company also provides mobile and onsite services comprising mechanical engineering and technical services and solutions for infrastructure systems, including maintenance, retro-commissioning, mechanical retrofits and upgrades, electric vehicle charging stations, electrical service, systems start-ups, performance testing, and energy audits to government facilities, military installations, commercial infrastructure, airports/transportation centers, healthcare centers and hospitals, data centers, manufacturing facil ities, educational campuses, corporate office buildings, resorts, shopping malls, museums, and residences. In addition, it offers support programs to government, such as leadership development, education and training, language support, medical support, and construction management services; and food and facility solutions services to hospitals, healthcare systems, long-term care facilities, and retirement communities. Further, the company operates parking lots and garages at office buildings, hotels, medical centers, retail centers, sports and entertainment arenas, educational institutions, municipalities, and airports; and provides transportation services. Additionally, it offers security services comprising staffing of security officers, mobile patrol services, investigative services, electronic monitoring of fire, life safety systems, access control devices, and security consulting services to various facilities. The company was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in New York, New York.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Dividends4Life]
ABM Industries Incorporated (ABM) offers floor cleaning and finishing, window washing, furniture polishing, carpet cleaning and dusting, and other building cleaning services. December 9th the company increased its quarterly dividend 3.3% to $0.155 per share. The dividend is payable February 3, 2014, to stockholders of record on January 2, 2014. The yield based on the new payout is 2.3%.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Next Monday, ABM Industries (NYSE: ABM ) will release its latest quarterly results. With the stock having recently hit 52-week highs, can the company keep delivering the growth that investors want to see?
Top 10 Railroad Stocks To Own Right Now: Reeds Inc.(REED)
Reed?s, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of natural non-alcoholic and New Age beverages, candies, and ice creams primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. The company?s New Age beverages product line includes natural soda, fruit juices and fruit drinks, ready-to-drink teas, sports drinks, and water. It also offers six Reed?s Ginger Brew flavors, including extra, original, premium, cherry ginger, raspberry ginger, and spiced apple ginger; five Virgil?s beverages comprising root beer, cream soda, orange cream soda, black cherry cream soda, and real cola; four zero calorie Virgil?s versions; two China Cola regular and cherry beverages; and two Sonoma Sparkler sparkling juices. In addition, the company offers three types of ginger candies, including crystallized ginger, ginger chews, and peanut butter ginger chews; and three flavors of ginger ice cream comprising original, green tea, and cho colate. Further, it provides Reed?s Natural Energy Elixir, an energy drink; and Reed?s Nausea Releif, a ginger brews based product with added B vitamins. Reed?s, Inc. sells its products to specialty gourmet and natural food stores, supermarket chains, retail stores, and restaurants through a network of natural, gourmet, and independent distributors, as well as through a direct sales team and independent sales representatives. The company was formerly known as Original Beverage Corporation and changed its name to Reed?s, Inc. in 2001. Reed?s, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Los Angeles, California.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Tabitha Jean Naylor]
Reed's (NYSE: REED)
The story goes that Reed’s beverage company got its beginning when Chris Reed found a 100-year-old beverage recipe in the UCLA library, and decided to brew it as an experiment. The company sold its first beverages to the public in 1989, which included a Caribbean style “homebrewed” ginger soda.
- [By John Udovich]
If you are looking for the next small cap beverage stock that could turn into the next Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: MNST), under the radar beverage�companies like small caps National Beverage Corp (NASDAQ: FIZZ), Reed's, Inc (NYSEMKT: REED) and Konared Corp (OTCBB: KRED) could be just what you are looking for. I should point out that the beverage space is often a battle between David and Goliath as everyone, and especially�smaller players, must fight for every inch of shelf space. Nevertheless, the following small cap beverage stocks are at least holding their ground and putting up a good fight leading to profits for investors: