There’s been lots of chatter about the mining stocks diverging from the gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) price the past few weeks, and I’ve been embracing this divergence with open arms. It’s rare that you get the opportunity to buy shares in gold companies with a higher gold price and a lower oil (NYSEARCA:USO) price than you were able to a few months ago. This value proposition becomes even more attractive when many of these companies have made substantial progress already this year that they’re being given zero value for. I’ve been combing through hundreds of junior miners the past 6 weeks in an attempt to find any that I may have missed that have yet to breakout. The most recent gold company I stumbled upon was NewCastle Gold (OTCPK:CTMQF), a junior explorer with a grandiose open-pit deposit in California. NewCastle continues to report impressive intercepts from its Castle Mountain Project, and the resource estimate scheduled for later this year should reflect this.
day trading futures: LaSalle Hotel Properties(LHO)
- [By Marshall Hargrave]
The other key benefit for Strategic is that it enjoys industry-leading earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) per available room. For 2012, Strategic generated $81 per room of EBITDA. Compare this to top comps LaSalle Hotel (NYSE: LHO) at $74 per room and Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) at $71. The reason for this is that Strategic is much less reliant than its peers on rooms, with much greater exposure to food and beverages. Strategic earns 53% of its revenue from rooms, while its peers get around 66% of revenues from rooms.
day trading futures: Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc.(APLE)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on Monday.
AptarGroup, Inc. (NYSE: ATR) – $0.3200 dividend, 1.6780 percent yield. AptarGroup reported weaker-than-expected Q3 results on Thursday.
Fidelity Southern Corporation (NASDAQ: LION) – $0.1200 dividend, 2.6359 percent yield. The company, based in Atlanta, Georgia, provides financial products and services for customers.
Apple Hospitality REIT Inc (NYSE: APLE) – $0.1000 dividend, 6.5826 percent yield. Apple Hospitality REIT, based in Richmond, Virginia, operates as a subsidiary of Apple REIT Companies.
Targa Resources Corp (NYSE: TRGP) – $0.9100 dividend, 7.7299 percent yield. The Houston, Texas-based company provides midstream natura
day trading futures: Great Plains Energy Inc(GXP)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Westar Energy stock declined 8% after regulators at the Kansas Corporation Commissions blocked the sale of Westar to Great Plains Energy (NYSE:GXP). The $12.2 billion merger would have joined utilities in Kansas and Missouri. Great Plains had argued that the combination would produce nearly $2 billion in efficiency gains in the next 10 years, but regulators instead sided with those who had argued that the deal was too rich and would have required rate increases sooner rather than later. Great Plains stock was hardly affected at all by the decision, leading many to conclude that Westar had a lot more to lose from the deal falling through then Great Plains had to gain from a successful merger.
day trading futures: American DG Energy Inc.(ADGE)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap green energy stock American DG Energy (NYSEMKT: ADGE) as a long trade:
As for American DG Energy, today’s push above a technical ceiling at $0.34 is telling, though that clue is made more telling when you see the short-term moving average lines have given us key bullish crosses over the course of the past couple of months; the undertow is turning bullish. What you can’t see on the daily chart is that this is the first time in years we’ve seen higher lows logged for ADGE.