Zinc may not immediately come to mind as an important metal for the global economy, but its actually the fourth most common metal in use -trailing only iron, aluminium and copper. Thats because zinc wouldmost commonly be used as an anti-corrosion agent and for galvanization (coating of iron or steel) plus for otherindustrial purposes (e.g. used as pigments,preservatives, propellants etc). Zincwasalso one of the best performing metals in 2016 and the outlook remains strong due in part to a global supply deficit meaning there are opportunities in zinc even for small cap miners.
This brings me to Kootenay Zinc Corp (OTCMKTS: KTNNF; CNSX: ZNK)which is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company focused on discovering large-scale sedimentary-exhalative (“SEDEX”) deposits. The Company ispresently targeting the Sully Property whichcomprises 1,375 hectares located approximately 30 kilometres east of Kimberley, B.C., and overlies rocks of similar age and origin as those which host the world-class Sullivan deposit, owned by Teck Resources Ltd. Sullivan was discovered in 1892, and is known to be one of the largest SEDEX deposits in the world. Over its 100-year lifetime, Sullivan has produced approximately 150 million tonnes of ore, including approximately three hundred million ounces of silver, eight million tonnes of zinc and eight million tonnes of lead.
Hot Canadian Stocks To Buy Right Now: Credit Suisse Group(CS)
- [By Diane Alter]
The head underwriters for the ZTO IPO are Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS). Also working on the deal are China Renaissance, Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C), Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE ADR: CS), and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM).
- [By Money Morning News Team]
That’s why Krauth predicts the price of gold will hit $1,400 by the end of the year. Many analysts from banks likeCredit SuisseGroup AG (NYSE ADR: CS) even see gold going as high as $1,500.
- [By David Zeiler]
The federal government’s largesse isn’t restricted to U.S.-based companies, either. Foreign companies, including foreign banks, are also welcome. Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE ADR: CS) got $225.1 billion, and UBS Group AG (NYSE: UBS) got $249.1 billion.
- [By Paul R. La Monica]
European banks worse off than 2008? Lamensdorf is concerned about the exposure to bad loans (especially energy company debt) held by big banks such as Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Credit Suisse (CS) and Deutsche Bank (DB). He’s shorting all three.
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The latest credit default swap (CDS) data from BMO Capital Markets indicate a number of investors are growing increasingly concerned about the one-year outlook for capital markets. In a new report, analyst Mark Steele discussed the recent surge in one-year CDS activity, and what it means for the market.
Hot Canadian Stocks To Buy Right Now: NRG Energy Inc.(NRG)
- [By Rich Duprey]
I ran a screen to identify the best-performing stocks from the S&P 500 in January. The top three performers during the month were Alcoa (NYSE:AA), CSX (NASDAQ:CSX), and NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG). Let’s see why they were the big standouts and whether they can keep it going.
- [By Chris Lange]
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) which rose over 5% to $22.20. The stocks 52-week range is $9.84 to $23.36. Volume was over 35 million compared to its average volume of 5.8 million.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
NRG Energy (NRG) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today.
NRG Energygained 4.5% to $12.85 today, while the S&P 500 advanced 0.2% to 2,262.53.
In a note released on Dec. 15, Morgan Stanley’sStephen Byrd and team summarized the reasoning behind their overweight rating on NRG:
NRG Energy (NRG, Overweight, $21 PT) FCF/Equity yield of ~35% and balanced upside from diversified market exposure, higher PJM capacity prices, fleet optimization, and debt reduction. NRG’s generation plus retail matching strategy is an underappreciated source of value, and provides stable cash flow despite current depressed power prices in Texas.
NRG Energy’s market capitalization rose to $4.1 billion today from $3.8 billion yesterday. It reported a net loss of $6.4 billion on sales of $15 billion in 2015.
NRG Energy was the Biggest Loser on Nov. 10, and the Hot Stock on Nov. 4.
- [By Elizabeth Balboa]
Clarity on the GenOn Energy Inc settlement and PJM Interconnection auction led UBS analyst Julien Dumoulin-Smith to upgrade NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG) Thursday to Buy with a $20 price target.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
NRG Energy (NRG) has gained 2.1% to $18.49 after getting raise to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs.
Skechers USA (SKX) has tumbled 5.4% to$28.35 after getting cut to Negative from Positive at Susquehanna.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Non-cyclical consumer goods & services sector was the top gainer in the US market on Wednesday. Top gainers in the sector included Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais CEMIG-ADR (NYSE: CIG), Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ADR) (NYSE: ELP), and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG).
Hot Canadian Stocks To Buy Right Now: Thor Industries Inc.(THO)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) got a boost, shooting up 14 percent to $102.70 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Monday.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Recreational vehicles have hit a stretch of popularity that the industry hasn’t seen since the 1970s, and Thor Industries (NYSE:THO) has found itself in the right place at the right time. The RV specialist has made every effort it can to boost its growth to take advantage of favorable conditions, both by ramping up its existing internal operations and by looking for strategic combinations like its recent acquisition of industry peer Jayco. Coming into Monday’s fiscal second-quarter financial report, Thor investors were looking for very strong growth, and even though the company largely delivered on that front, some concerns about the pace of further gains throughout the rest of the fiscal year weighed on Thor stock after the report.
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of Winnebago Industries recently moving past 2013 highs whilepeersDrew Industries, Inc (NYSE: DW) and Thor Industries, Inc (NYSE: THO) havealso taken off to new highs this year:
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Thor Industries (THO) expects 2017 to be one of the strongest years for the RV industry since the 1970s.
The prospect of higher gasoline prices seems unlikely to derail the RV rebound, given that growth is being driven by smaller and more fuel-efficient motorized RVs and towable trailers.
Hot Canadian Stocks To Buy Right Now: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.(CMG)
- [By Billy Duberstein]
Investors in Chipotle Mexican Grill(NYSE:CMG)have been on a wild ride this past year. After the E. coli scare of late 2015, the stock lagged the market’s gains by a wide margin throughout 2016, bottoming out at around $353 last winter. Now they’re up a whopping 25% since the beginning of 2017, to roughly $470.
- [By Timothy Green]
Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) dropped 21.4% in 2016, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence. The aftermath of Chipotle’s food safety crisis in 2015, when cases of E. coli and norovirus popped up at Chipotle restaurants around the country, led to a steep drop in sales and profits in 2016. With the company unable to recover quickly, investors spent the year selling off the stock.
- [By Jason Hall, Travis Hoium, and Brian Feroldi]
In our ongoing search for just such quality growth stocks, we asked three of our contributors to pick out ones they think have high growth potential from here, and tell us why. They gave us a unique retailer that’s carving out a huge following in Duluth Holdings(NASDAQ:DLTH), a recovering fast-casual dining darling inChipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG), and a gaming and resorts giant,Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN).
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows El Pollo LoCo Holdings stabilizing over thepast two yearswhile potentialpeers like large cap Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) andsmall capsFiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: FRGI) and Chuy’s Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: CHUY)have performed better in the past and appear to be in downtrends for the past 1 1/2 years:
- [By Brian Wu]
Amazon says the average store is about 1,800-square feet, smaller than many big supermarkets. For now the company is mostly selling ready-to-eat meals and everyday groceries, which skirts close to the territory of Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG) and Whole Foods Market (NSDQ:WFM). The company says the first store is still in beta and only open to its employees, but will be open to the public in early 2017. The company also plans to open 2,000 grocery and convenience stores across the U.S. with multiple formats including massive 40,000-square foot discount stores and smaller drive-thru retail shops in the coming years. (See Also:Amazon.com Inc: Is AMZN Stock A Multi-Bagger Stock Even Today?)
- [By Asit Sharma]
The great southern writer Flannery O’Connor titled her final short story collectionEverything That Rises Must Converge. But the stock market teaches us that a related, opposing corollary is also often true: Every great stock that falls must converge — with the valuation of its peers, that is.
Take Chipotle Mexican Grill(CMG), which has witnessed its forward one-year price-to-earnings (PE) ratio shrink 35% from nearly 37 to 24 in the span of just 12 weeks, due to its much publicized E. coli and norovirus food contamination crises.
Chipotle’s valuation has converged with former parent McDonald’s Corporation’s forward P/E ratio of 23. It’s also converging with the average for the sleepy, large-cap, consumer-oriented stocks in the S&P 500 Consumer Staples sector, which collectively hold a one-year forward P/E of 20.
This valuation range is compelling because it reflects the market’s assumption that Chipotle will experience a dramatic curbing of growth next year. And from everything we know today, that certainly appears to be the case.
But this temporary convergence is the long-term investor’s opportunity. At the moment, there is no single competitor with Chipotle’s scale and product quality which can quickly step in and supplant the company from the niche it has dominated for several years. If Chipotle can fix its food supply issues, any lost market share is its own to regain.
And the Mexican-themed chain has already proven that it can expand aggressively. The 2016 store opening schedule (still unrevised, although I believe it will be dialed back slightly early this year) calls for an 11.5% expansion of Chipotle’s locations in a single year.
So if Chipotle regains consumer trust — and I believe this very capable management team will succeed in doing so — its stock has the significant possibility to rebound to a much higher multiple, in line with the company’s historic growth potential. This resurgence might not occur in 2016. But Foolish investors know that the best investments take time.
Hot Canadian Stocks To Buy Right Now: Canadian National Railway Company(CNI)
- [By Brett Hershman]
The Swiss bank said it was raising first-quarter estimates on four of the six rails it covers, with updated estimates above consensus on Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE: CNI), CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) and Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU), which is seen to show upside against low expectations.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE: CNI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $3.08 billion.
Container Store Group Inc (NYSE: TCS) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.21 per share on revenue of $230.53 million.
Hot Canadian Stocks To Buy Right Now: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc(VRX)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
The gain is particularly striking considering the fact that Endo International dropped 73% in 2016, making it the worst performer in the S&P 500. Endo has been hit hard by concerns over drug pricing that has plagued the entire specialty pharmaceutical sector since Valeant Pharmaceuticals International’s (VRX) pricing strategy came to light last year.
- [By Wayne Duggan]
Market laggards that could come under additional window dressing selling pressure include Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE: VRX), Endo International plc – Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ: ENDP) and NewLink Genetics Corp (NASDAQ: NLNK).
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Deutsche Bank’sGregg Gilbert andGreg Fraser cut their price target on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) to $24 from $29, but say they “like the set-up for the stock in the short-term.” They explain why:
- [By Paul Ausick]
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) dropped about 1.8% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $8.86 after closing Wednesday at $9.02. The stock’s 52-week high is $38.50. Volume of around 10.5 million shares was about 40% below the daily average of around 18.6 million. The company had no specific news.
- [By Ashley Moore]
This next company to short continues to make headlines for its purportedly illegal business practices…
Stocks to Short No. 2: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX)
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) is known for its questionable business practices. The company is notorious for buying smaller pharmaceutical companies (financed with debt), firing the staff of the newly acquired company, and dramatically raising prices of the new drugs at its disposal.
- [By Lee Jackson]
These companies also reported insider buying last week: Apache Corp. (NYSE: APA), Halliburton Co. (NYSE: HAL), Revlon Inc. (NYSE: REV), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX) and U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X).