In 1993, I learned two of the most powerful investing lessons of my life… I was primarily trading emerging market stocks at the time. The big story was China. I was a broker specializing in foreign stocks, and my phone was ringing nonstop. Everyone wanted to buy Hong Kong stocks. That was a thrilling time for me… I had never made so much money before in such a short period in my life! I learned two lifelong lessons then… And today, we have a new opportunity to put those lessons to work. Let me explain… The first lesson I learned was this: When emerging markets are hot, you simply HAVE to be on board. In 1993, I made more money – in less time – than I ever had before. The main Hong Kong stock index went up 30% that December alone. That was the entire index – not just one stock! And many individual stocks did much better.
stock market quotes: Green Brick Partners, Inc.(GRBK)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedgoing long on small cap homebuilder stockGreen Brick Partners (NASDAQ: GRBK):
For Green Brick Partners, we’re mainly feeding off of the hammer-shaped reversal bar from last week. That long-tailed low only had to kiss the 200-day moving average line (green) at $8.45 to kick-start a reversal, and we’ve seen some nice bullish follow-through so far. Ideally we’d like to see a move above the February ceiling around $9.90, but we fear waiting that long could leave us chasing it higher. See, what you can’t see on the chart (because it’s further back) is that GRBK is no stranger to multi-point runups. Based on its past runs, Green Brick Partners could be in the high teens before you even know it.
stock market quotes: ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc.(ZLTQ)
- [By James E. Brumley]
This week, Botox maker Allergan plc (NYSE:AGN) shelled out $2.5 billion for body-sculpting outfit Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc (NASDAQ:ZLTQ). The pairing is a nice opportunity for both organizations to cross-sell to one another’s customers. Allergan’s Botox customers seeking a more youthful face will also likely want the better body Zeltiq Aesthetics provides, and Zeltiq Aesthetics’ customers are natural candidates for Botox injections that Allergan facilitates.
The acquisition, though, is just a microcosm of a bigger trend that’s still picking up steam. That trend is, as the industry’s capabilities to restore youth, slim waists, whiten teeth, improve skin, and nip and tuck here and there improve with science, demand for these increasingly effective ‘tweaks’ is soaring. Names like the aforementioned Allergan, Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYNO), Zeltiq Aesthetics and Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ALGN) are all driving impressive growth. And, they’re all looking to expand their footprint in front of the rising tide.
Not every name riding this growth wave is going to be a large cap stock or a household name though. There’s a small cap stock called RepliCel Life Sciences (OTCMKTS:REPCF, CVE:RP) that could soon be turning a lot of heads not just of investors, but of potential suitors.
In simplest terms, RepliCel Life Sciences has two key sciences that serve as the foundation for three therapies and one medical device.
The first of the two biological premises is based on the company’s non-bulbar dermal sheath fibroblast platform, and currently includes treatments for chronic tendinosis and skin aging. The second is the company’s dermal sheath cup (DSC) cell platform for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia (pattern baldness).
The three marketable products those two sciences are driving are RCT-01 for tendon repair, RCS-01 for skin rejuvenation, and RCH-01 for hair regeneration. The device is a dermal injector – currently categorized as R
stock market quotes: Diana Shipping inc.(DSX)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Despite a lack of conviction in the market at large, some stocks posted sharp gains on Friday, and Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX), Akorn (NASDAQ:AKRX), and Granite Construction (NYSE:GVA) 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.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) was down, falling around 11 percent to $4.56. Diana Shipping reported an offering of $70 million in common shares.
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap dry bulk shippingDiana Shipping Inc (NYSE: DSX) as a short/bearish position:
- [By Lisa Levin]
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) shares were also up, gaining 12 percent to $5.91. JP Morgan upgraded Diana Shipping from Neutral to Overweight.
Equities Trading DOWN
- [By Dan Caplinger]
The stock market had a negative tone on Wednesday, although major benchmarks moved in different directions. The Dow Jones Industrials took the biggest hit, falling triple digits as one of its most influential components suffered an earnings-related drop. Relative strength in the Nasdaq Composite showed cross-currents in the overall market, but several individual stocks had substantial declines for the day, andRite Aid (NYSE:RAD), Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX), and Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) were among the worst performers. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.
- [By Rich Smith]
Shares of dry bulk ocean shipper Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) surged 37% in the first month of the new year, rising from $3.02 at the start of January to end at $4.14 at its close. As the calendar moves into February, however, Diana’s shares are moving into reverse — down more than 2% since the month began.
stock market quotes: Luby's, Inc.(LUB)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Luby’s, Inc. (NYSE: LUB) is expected to post earnings for the latest quarter.
Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $5.00 million.