ESPN confronted the politics of Trump and race head-on Sunday.
The network began its pregame show “Sunday NFL Countdown” with a discussion about President Trump’s incendiary rhetoric about NFL players who protest during the national anthem.
One of the show’s regulars, former head coach Rex Ryan, said he supported Trump and introduced him at a campaign event. But he was visibly angry when talking about the president’s comments.
“I never signed up for that,” Ryan said. “I never wanted that. That doesn’t mean I support 100% of the things that he says and clearly this is a case.”
The protests were started last season by Colin Kaepernick, who dropped to one knee during the national anthem before games to protest the treatment of African Americans, especially by police.
In a speech on Friday night, and then in a series of tweets, Trump has said the NFL should fire any player who protests during the national anthem. Team owners and players have responded by condemning Trump. Many players vowed to protest on Sunday.
alternative investment market: Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(JNP)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting women’s health stock Juniper Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: JNP):
Juniper Pharmaceuticals shares have yet to break under a key support level at $5.00. But, waiting until that happens may be too late. After some continued testing of that floor, if-and-when the support should break, the ensuing selloff could materialize in a hurry. If you’re not it at the time it happens, you may not be able to get in at a decent price.
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap women’s health therapeutic stock Juniper Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: JNP):
alternative investment market: Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (BPMUF)
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Leuven, Belgium-based Tigenix (OTC:TGXSF) filed to go public in the U.S. in late 2015, only to become entangled with Bavarian Nordic (OTC:BVNKF) and Basilea Pharmaceutica (OTC:BPMUF) as the European drugmakers pulled back from NASDAQ. Tigenix subsequently increased its bank account following a 23.75 million placement in Belgium, and added an additional 25 million via a relationship with Takeda, before coming back to Wall Street in October 2016 with a revamped slate of underwriters.
alternative investment market: Resolute Energy Corporation(REN )
- [By Ezra Schwarzbaum]
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Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE: REN), $40 Price Target
Moving into the late-2014 downturn, Resolute had an over-levered balance sheet, flat production and a wide geographical spread.
- [By Elizabeth Balboa]
The activist hedge fund’s latest 13F revealed a stake in Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE: REN), and on Monday, it announced a new position in EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT).
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Or how about Resolute Energy (REN) , which has a big position in the Permian. Why is that stock not quitting? Same with Diamondback Energy (FANG) . How can that one keep roaring?
alternative investment market: Federated Investors, Inc.(FII)
- [By Gregg Greenberg]
Stocks of Federated Investors (FII) fell approximately 9% in 2015, yet Oja expects a big turnaround in 2016, once again due to the prospect of higher rates ahead.
"The money market fund business, which is unprofitable now, should become more profitable as rates rise because Federated has to reimburse for the servicing fees for these funds," said Oja, who also admires the fund company’s 3.5% dividend yield.
Oja added that Federated also has a "good core business of equity and fixed-income asset management."