Small SUVs are the hottest segment in the new car market right now. So maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that a big chunk of the new vehicle unveilings at the Los Angeles Auto Show were little crossover SUVs.
It seemed like there was an SUV popping out every time you turned around. For starters, Ford unveiled its new EcoSport just before the show with DJ Khaled doing the honors.
The Jeep Compass is another example of the car market’s madness for small-sized SUVs. The current version is a strong seller despite abysmal reviews. Consumer Reports gave it the lowest rating of any compact SUV and Car & Driver awarded it a mere 1.5 out of a possible five stars.
And yet, as of last month, Jeep Compass sales for the year were up 44%. According to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCAM), which makes Jeeps, the sales jump reflects the Compass’s relatively low price given all the desirable SUV features that it offers.
DJ Khaled unveils new Ford EcoSport on Snapchat
It’s too soon to know, of course, how good the new Compass is but it should at least be a vast improvement over the outgoing model. Since it’s a Jeep, engineers took off-road capability seriously in creating the new Compass. Two different full-time all-wheel-drive systems are available including a super-slow off-road “crawl” gearing ratio. “Trail Rated” versions can wade through 19 inches of water and climb over steep hills and out of tight ditches. At the same time, Jeep also promises better on-road behavior.
Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: (SHF)
- [By Money Morning Staff Reports]
In March 2012, Schiff Nutrition International Inc. (NYSE: SHF) acquired the company for $150 million in cash.
The product is still on the market today, found at most local drug stores. It is advertised now, however, as a nutritional supplement that does not, if taken alone, ward off viruses.
Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Ryerson Holding Corporation(RYI)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Ryerson Holding Corp (NYSE: RYI) got a boost, shooting up 11 percent to $13.70. Ryerson expects Q1 net income of $12 million to $15 million.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Among the worst performers on the day were GameStop (NYSE:GME), Hovnanian Enterprises (NYSE:HOV), and Ryerson Holding (NYSE:RYI). Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to explain why they did so poorly.
- [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
As for individual stocks, PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) and Ryerson (NYSE:RYI)attracted heavy investor interest in the wake of their quarterly earnings reports.
Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: International Lithium Corp. (ILHMF)
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International Lithium (ILC) is a small lithium explorer/project generator with four joint venture lithium projects, and one fully-owned lithium project:
Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: MBIA, Inc.(MBI)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
But some stocks managed to buck the trend and give investors more upbeat outlooks for their prospects. SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD), MBIA (NYSE:MBI), and LivePerson (NASDAQ:LPSN) were among the best performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so well.
Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: EP Energy Corporation(EPE)
- [By Andrew Efimoff]
WTI crude oil plunged 3.11 percent on Friday to $48.99 a barrel. Below are the biggest energy losers for the day:
California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC): -19.22%
Dynamic Materials (NASDAQ: BOOM): -12.39%
Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE: CWEI): -11.45%
Dynergy (NYSE: DYN): -11.91%
EP Energy Corporation (NYSE: EPE): -11.20%
Mexco Energy (NYSE: MXC) -10.90%
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE: WLL) -10.79%
Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) -10.79%
SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) -10.38%
Real Goods Solar (NASDAQ: RGSE) -10.34%
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- [By Paul Ausick]
EP Energy Corp. (NYSE: EPE) posted a new 52-week low of $1.85 Tuesday, down nearly 22% after closing at $2.37 on Monday. The 52-week high is $7.49. Volume was about 3.2 million, around 5 times the daily average of around 600,000. The oil and gas exploration and production firm has launched an exchange program extending the maturity date to 2024 on $1.2 billion in 9.375% notes due in 2020.
Hot Low Price Stocks To Buy For 2018: Boot Barn Holdings, Inc.(BOOT)
- [By Peter Graham]
Small cap apparel retailerBoot Barn Holdings (NYSE: BOOT) is the 4th most shorted stock on theNYSE with short interest of 54.59% according to Highshortinterest.com. Boot Barn Holdings is the nations leading lifestyle retailer of western and work-related footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company operates 219 stores in 31 states, in addition to an e-commerce channel www.bootbarn.com. The Company also operates www.sheplers.com, the nations leading pure play online western and work retailer. Sheplers has been part of the western, outdoor, and work lifestyle for over 100 years. Beginning in February 2017, the Company has operated www.countryoutfitter.com, an e-commerce site selling to customers who live a country lifestyle.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) shares dropped 15 percent to $6.30. Boot Barn reported weaker-than-expected results for its fourth quarter.
Shares of Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) were down 31 percent to $1.89 after the company issued clinical updates for EC1456 and EC1169, and announced plans to reduce workforce by 40 percent via restructuring. Endocyte said that it is continuing EC1169 program in taxane-exposed patients, but ending clinical development of EC1456 and EC1169 in taxane-na茂ve patients.