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CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE: CRR) shares are down 5.6 percent on Friday as traders are circulating a short thesis on the company that calls into question the Carbo’s aggressive cash burn ad guidance.
CARBO reportedly burned $13 million in cash in the fourth quarter and expects its Q1 burn rate to be even higher. As of last quarter, the company had only $91 million in cash on its books.
CARBO has said it expects to be EBITDA-positive by the end of 2017. The core of CARBO’s business is ceramic proppant used by oil & gas drillers. However, according to the short chatter, while many drillers used to use 100 percent ceramic wells, they can now achieve the same results from raw sand at a fraction of the cost.
great investment stocks: First Majestic Silver Corp.(AG)
- [By Jim Robertson]
There is no denying that some silver stocks have a problem with the problem beingthe focus on silver. On Monday, some key silver stocks like First Majestic Silver Corp (NYSE: AG) along with solver benchmark the iShares Silver Trust ETF (NYSEARCA: SLV) saw sharper than normal selloffs on an otherwise short trading day. The problem for investors in First Majestic Silver Corp is that its probably the closest thing to a pure play silver stock out there as most other silver miners have long since made aneffort to diversify into gold and other preciousmetals in case silver prices fall off.
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Corrections Corp Of America (NYSE: CXW) shares rose 16.3 percent to $16.50 in pre-market trading following Donald Trump's victory.
SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAEX) shares rose 15.4 percent to $7.26 in pre-market trading after the company reported a new $35 million deep water ocean-bottom marine project award.
The GEO Group Inc (NYSE: GEO) shares rose 12.9 percent to $26.95 in pre-market trading following Donald Trump's victory.
Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 12.3 percent to $7.40 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.30 percent on Tuesday.
Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) rose 11.7 percent to $10.35 in pre-market trading. Ariad Pharmaceuticals disclosed that its Phase 1/2 trial data on investigational drug brigatinib were published in The Lancet Oncology.
AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) rose 11.2 percent to $6.75 in pre-market trading after gaining 3.23 percent on Tuesday.
Pretium Resources Inc (NYSE: PVG) rose 11 percent to $10.50 in pre-market trading after declining 1.66 percent on Tuesday.
First Majestic Silver Corp (NYSE: AG) rose 9.3 percent to $8.90 in the pre-market trading session. First Majestic reported Q3 earnings of $0.07 per share on revenue of $79.3 million. Silver futures gained 2.2 percent to $18.77 an ounce.
Dicerna Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: DRNA) rose 9.2 percent to
great investment stocks: Leucadia National Corporation(LUK)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
We delved into Kraft Heinz’s (KHC) earnings beat, and explained the impact of Leucadia National’s (LUK) investment in National Beef on its earnings.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK) is a difficult business for many investors to understand. The combination of the Jefferies Group financial services company, the National Beef meat processing and supply company, and plenty of other smaller investments present a challenge for those seeking to know the ins and outs of what affects Leucadia’s results. In general, though, conditions in the financial industry have been more volatile than the rest of the business, and Jefferies, therefore, plays a bigger role in how the overall company does.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Then there were financial results released by Jefferies, a unit of Leucadia National (LUK). Its results are often seen as a harbinger for the big U.S. banks, and the results “appear mixed,” according to JMP analyst Devin Ryan. He explains:
great investment stocks: Safe Bulkers Inc(SB)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
StarBulk Carriers (SBLK) and Safe Bulkers (SB) have more than tripled during the past 12 months, while Golden Ocean Group (GOGL) has more than doubled. So it must be time for an upgrade right?
- [By Elizabeth Balboa]
Meanwhile, Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE: SB) rose $0.73 throughout the 2016, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP) fell $1.69 and Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM) dropped $0.93.
great investment stocks: Peugeot S.A. (PUGOY)
- [By John Rosevear]
It’s official: General Motors (NYSE:GM) will sell its long-troubled Opel subsidiary to French automaker Peugeot S.A. (NASDAQOTH:PUGOY) for about $2.3 billion, in a deal expected to close later this year.
- [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]
Now, the General is thinking about ditching Europe for good by selling its European operations to French automaker Peugeot (NASDAQOTH:PUGOY). As long as Peugeot is willing to pay a reasonable price, selling Opel is GM’s best course of action.
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Yes, you read that correct! General Motors (NYSE: GM) will probably not settle for just a new 52-week high and will aim to take out the 2013 peak of $41.85. With talks about the Opel sellout to PSA Group (OTCPK:PEUGF) (OTCPK:PUGOY) progressing at a rate much faster than I had anticipated, a (likely) deal announcement on Monday will pave the way for new all-time highs.
great investment stocks: Maximus, Inc.(MMS)
- [By Michael Flannelly]
Analysts at Jefferies initiated coverage on business process services provider Maximus Inc. (MMS) late on Thursday, giving the stock a bullish rating because it has several competitive advantages and should benefit from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).
The analysts rate MMS as “Buy” and see shares reaching $47. This price target suggests a 20% upside to the stock’s Thursday closing price of $39.14.
“MMS is a leading government outsourced contractor that produces consistently strong results,” Jefferies analyst David Styblo commented. “The company has several competitive advantages and is highly focused on health and human service projects. This positions MMS to enjoy multi-year growth from the ACA and other opportunities with limited risk. The company’s predictable business model, solid balance sheet, and EPS visibility into FY2014 also support a Buy and $47 PT.”
Maximus shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Friday. The stock is up 23.83% year-to-date.
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Maximus Inc (NYSE: MMS) holds just $16 million in long-term debt against $886 million in shareholder equity. Shares trade for 1.7 times sales for a discount of 26% on the industry average of 2.3 times sales.
great investment stocks: Sealed Air Corporation(SEE)
- [By Benzinga News Desk]
Morgan Stanley downgraded Chipotle (NYSE: CMG) to Equal-Weight.
UBS downgraded AMC Networks (NASDAQ: AMCX) to Sell.
Citi upgraded Sealed Air (NYSE: SEE) to Buy.
Goldman Sachs upgraded Reinsurance Group (NYSE: RGA) to Buy.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Sealed Air(SEE) has fallen 0.7% to $28.35 after the food-safety company was downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight atBarclays.
Towers Watson(TW) has dropped 0.5% to $102.49 after it was cut to Neutral from Overweight at JPMorgan. It was also upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank.
- [By Chris Lange]
The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Sealed Air Corp. (NYSE: SEE) which traded down about 9% at $42.33. The stocks 52-week range is $42.01 to $50.62. Volume was nearly 11 million versus the daily average of 2.1 million shares.