Following and modeling Cosan Ltd. (CZZ) is a little like training for endurance sports – you spend a lot of time while you’re doing it wondering why you’re bothering to do it. After all, there are two share classes, a somewhat complicated holding company structure, and many commodity moving parts to account for in an analysis. With the shares up more than 30% over the last year and close to 250% from the 2015 lows, though, I think you can certainly argue that there has been some gain for shareholders willing to take on that pain. Better still, I continue to see upside in these shares from both operational improvement and a shrinking discount to the underlying value.
Cosan Seeing Better Results Across The Board
Cosan SA (CSAN3.SA) had one of its best quarters recently, with all parts of the business performing quite well in the third quarter. Revenue was up 10% overall, with growth across the business, and adjusted EBITDA rose 28%. Revenue and EBITDA growth was led by the sugar/ethanol business (Raizen Energia), with strong volumes in sugar and ethanol and benefits from prior hedging.
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Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Geopark (NYSE:GPRK) in a research note published on Tuesday morning.
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State Treasurer State of Michigan lessened its stake in shares of MetLife (NYSE:MET) by 1.1% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 305,185 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 3,300 shares during the period. State Treasurer State of Michigan’s holdings in MetLife were worth $14,005,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
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The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) which traded down roughly 9% at $49.74. The stocks 52-week range is $44.18 to $55.91. Volume was 28.5 million compared to the daily average volume of 4.6 million.
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- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
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Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares gained 9.2 percent to $64.61 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) surged 8.5 percent to $46.00 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) climbed 7.5 percent to $107.22 after reporting Q1 results.
Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALNA) rose 6.1 percent to $14.78. B. Riley initiated coverage on Allena Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) rose 4.6 percent to $102.90 after the company reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE: CS) rose 4.5 percent to $17.03 following strong Q1 results.
STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM) rose 4.2 percent to $22.20 after reporting Q1 results.
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- [By Dan Caplinger]
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- [By Paul Ausick]
Tupperware Brands Corp. (NYSE: TUP) fell by about 2.3% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $40.80 after closing at $41.74 on Tuesday. The 52-week high is $74.36. Volume of about 1.2 million was around a third higher than the daily average. The company lowered its first-quarter guidance Tuesday morning and the exits are still a little crowded.
- [By Paul Ausick]
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