Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2018. Aon PLC acts as a provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, human resource consulting, and outsourcing solutions. The commercial risk solutions generate maximum revenue. Aon PLC has a market cap of $41.58 billion; its shares were traded at around $172.66 with a P/E ratio of 37.76 and P/S ratio of 3.96. The dividend yield of Aon PLC stocks is 0.92%. Aon PLC had annual average EBITDA growth of 7.10% over the past ten years. GuruFocus rated Aon PLC the business predictability rank of 2-star.
For the last quarter Aon PLC reported a revenue of $2.8 billion, compared with the revenue of $2.9 billion during the same period a year ago. For the latest fiscal year the company reported a revenue of $10.8 billion, an increase of 7.7% from last year. For the last five years Aon PLC had an average revenue decline of 2.9% a year.
The reported diluted earnings per share was $4.59 for the year, a decline of 2.3% from the previous year. Over the last five years Aon PLC had an EPS growth rate of 4.1% a year. The Aon PLC had a decent operating margin of 14.34%, compared with the operating margin of 9.79% a year before. The 10-year historical median operating margin of Aon PLC is 14.24%. The profitability rank of the company is 7 (out of 10).
Top 5 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Concho Resources Inc.(CXO)
Concho Resources Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, exploration, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the Unites States. The companys principal operating areas are located in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and West Texas. As of December 31, 2015, its total estimated proved reserves were 623.5 million barrel of oil equivalent. Concho Resources Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.
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Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) also was reiterated as Buy, with a $155 price objective. That is based on a finite timeline to delivery that is supported by its core NAV. Shares of Concho Resources were trading up 1.5% at $107.60 on Monday afternoon.
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Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO), likewise, is planning to invest less money into the Permian in 2019. The driller, which also went on a spending spree last year, including buying rival RSP Permian for $9.5 billion, is reducing its 2019 spending plan to $2.9 billion. That’s 17% lower than its initial forecast. By moderating its activity, Concho Resources can generate more free cash flow, which will help support its recently initiated dividend.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) announced a special dividend on Wednesday, February 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 1st will be given a dividend of 0.125 per share by the oil and natural gas company on Friday, March 29th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 28th.
- [By Max Byerly]
Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. cut its stake in shares of Concho Resources Inc (NYSE:CXO) by 70.8% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 902 shares of the oil and natural gas company’s stock after selling 2,185 shares during the quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Concho Resources were worth $93,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Top 5 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.(MGIC)
Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. provides proprietary application development, business process integration, and vertical software solutions and related professional services. The companys software solutions are used by customers to develop, deploy, and integrate on-premise, mobile, and cloud-based business applications. It operates in two segments, Software Solutions and IT Professional Services. The company offers Magic xpa application platform, a proprietary application platform for developing and deploying business applications; AppBuilder application platform for building, deploying, and maintaining mainframe-grade business applications; and Magic xpi integration platform, a graphical wizard-based code-free solution. It also provides vertical software solutions comprising Leap, a software solution for business support systems; Hermes Solution for both hubs and traditional air cargo ground handling operations; HR Pulse, a customized software as a service and on premise solution for human capital management; and MBS Solution, a system for managing TV broadcast channels. In addition, the company offers IT services, including professional services in the areas of infrastructure design and delivery; application development; technology consulting, planning, and implementation; and support and supplemental staffing services. Further, it provides software maintenance, support, training, and consulting services. The company markets and sells its products through its direct sales representatives and offices, independent country distributors, magic software providers, system integrators, distributors, resellers, and consulting and OEM partners. The company was formerly known as Mashov Software Export (1983) Ltd. and changed its name to Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. in 1991. Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Or Yehuda, Israel. Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. is a subsidiary of Formula Systems (1985) Ltd.
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Magic Software Enterprises Ltd (NASDAQ:MGIC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 04, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET
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Shares of Magic Software Enterprises Ltd (NASDAQ:MGIC) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the six ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $10.00.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ:MGIC) was upgraded by BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Thursday.
Top 5 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Madison Square Garden Inc.(MSG)
The Madison Square Garden Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the sports, entertainment, and media businesses primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: MSG Media, MSG Entertainment, and MSG Sports. The MSG Media segment produces and develops content for various distribution platforms, including content originating from the company?s venues. It consists of the MSG Networks and the Fuse Networks, which offer sports and musical content. This segment also manages interactive businesses that comprise a range of targeted websites; and wireless, video on demand, and digital platforms. The MSG Entertainment segment creates, produces, and/or presents various live productions, as well as presents or hosts other live entertainment events, such as concerts, family shows, special events, and theatrical productions. The MSG Sports segment owns and operates sports franchises. This segment also owns other sports properties, including the pre sentation of a range of live sporting events, such as professional boxing, college basketball, track and field, and tennis. The company owns the Madison Square Garden complex in New York City, which includes an arena and a theater; and The Chicago Theatre in Chicago. It leases Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The company is based in New York, New York. As of February 09, 2010, Madison Square Garden, Inc. operates independently of Cablevision Systems Corporation.
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The Madison Square Garden Co (NYSE:MSG)Q2 2019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 01, 2019, 10:00 a.m. ET
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PNC Financial Services Group Inc. trimmed its holdings in Madison Square Garden Co (NYSE:MSG) by 4.1% during the second quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 164,951 shares of the company’s stock after selling 7,114 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc.’s holdings in Madison Square Garden were worth $51,166,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
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Imperial Capital initiated coverage on shares of Madison Square Garden (NYSE:MSG) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, Marketbeat.com reports. The firm issued an outperform rating and a $372.00 price target on the stock.
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Top 5 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Maxwell Technologies, Inc.(MXWL)
Maxwell Technologies, Inc., incorporated on August 28, 1996, develops, manufactures and markets energy storage and power delivery products for transportation, industrial, information technology and other applications and microelectronic products for space and satellite applications. The Company offers three product lines: Ultracapacitors, High-Voltage Capacitors and Radiation-Hardened Microelectronic Products.
The Company’s ultracapacitor cells and multi-cell packs, and modules provide energy storage and power delivery solutions for applications in multiple industries, including automotive, bus, rail and truck in transportation, and grid energy storage and wind in renewable energy. The Company offers ultracapacitor cells with capacitances ranging from 1 to 3,400 farads. The Company develops integration technologies, including proprietary electrical balancing and thermal management systems and interconnect technologies. The Company’s multi-cell products incorporate from 6 to 60 of its cells to provide plug and play solutions for applications requiring 16 to 160 volts, and these modules are designed to be linked together for higher voltage applications. The Company produces electrode material for its own ultracapacitor products, and for sale to other ultracapacitor manufacturers at its Peoria facility.
The Company competes with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., NessCap Co., Ltd., LS Cable, Supreme Power Solutions Co., Ltd., Vina Technology Company, Ltd., Man Yue Technology Holdings, Ltd., Skeleton Technologies, Yunasko, Ltd. and Ioxus, Inc.
The Company designs and manufactures CONDIS high-voltage capacitors. These products include grading and coupling capacitors and electric voltage transformers for electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. The Company’s high-voltage capacitors are produced throu! gh an assembly and automated winding and drying process. The Company sells its high-voltage capacitor products to large systems integrators, which install and service power plants and electrical utility infrastructure across the world. The Company produces its high-voltage grading and coupling capacitors and electronic voltage transformers in its Rossens, Switzerland facility.
The Company competes with Trench Limited and Hochspannungsgerate Porz GmbH.
Radiation-Hardened Microelectronic Products
The Company’s radiation-hardened microelectronic products for satellites and spacecraft include single board computers and components, such as high-density memory and data conversion modules. These products incorporate its proprietary RADPAK packaging and shielding technology. The Company produces its radiation-hardened microelectronics products in its San Diego production facility.
The Company competes with Honeywell International Inc., BAE Systems plc, Cobham plc, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Analog Devices, Inc., Atmel Corporation, Micross Components, Microsemi Corporation and Teledyne Technologies, Inc.
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These are the top 5 holdings of MAK CAPITAL ONE LLCSkyline Champion Corp (SKY) – 5,539,759 shares, 44.08% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 17.19%Agilysys Inc (AGYS) – 5,284,648 shares, 41.04% of the total portfolio. Achillion Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACHN) – 5,191,600 shares, 4.47% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 166.77%Yatra Online Inc (YTRA) – 1,938,559 shares, 4.22% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 1566.45%Maxwell Technologies Inc (MXWL) – 2,725,992 shares, 3.06% of th
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Maxwell Technologies (NASDAQ:MXWL) and CBAK Energy Technology (NASDAQ:CBAK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.
Top 5 Stocks To Buy Right Now: Utah Medical Products, Inc.(UTMD)
Utah Medical Products, Inc. (UTMD), incorporated on April 21, 1978, is engaged in the business of producing medical devices that are disposable and for hospital use. The Company’s product categories include labor and delivery/obstetrics; neonatal intensive care; gynecology/urology/electrosurgery, and blood pressure monitoring. UTMD markets a range of medical devices used in care areas, such as the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the labor and delivery (L&D) department and the women’s health center in hospitals, as well as products sold to outpatient clinics and physician’s offices. Domestically, UTMD’s medical devices are sold directly to clinical end user facilities by the Company’s own direct sales representatives and independent manufacturers’ representatives. In addition, some of UTMD’s devices are sold through specialty distributors, national hospital distribution companies and other medical device manufacturers. Internationally, products are sold directly to end users in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia, and through other medical device companies and through independent medical products distributors in other countries.
Labor and Delivery/Obstetrics
The Company’s labor and delivery/obstetrics products include fetal monitoring accessories, vacuum-assisted delivery systems (VAD), and other labor and delivery tools. UTMD’s intrauterine pressure (IUP) catheters provide for clinician choices from a fluid-filled system to INTRAN PLUS. In addition, adjunct toco belts and chart paper are provided by UTMD to provide a package of fetal monitoring supplies. UTMD’s IUP catheters include IUP 075, INTRAN and INTRAN PLUS. IUP 075 and UTMD’s other custom fluid-filled clear catheter kits utilize a saline-filled catheter that is placed within the uterine cavity, connected to a separate external reusable or disposable transducer. An intrauterine pressure change is transmitted through the fluid column to the external pressure transducer. INTRAN is the disposable intrauterine p! ressure catheter that places the pressure transducer at the pressure source within the uterine cavity. The INTRAN PLUS catheter combines the transducer tip concept of INTRAN I with a refined tip design, a zeroing switch that allows the clinician to reset the reference of the monitor, and amnio lumen, which provides access to the amniotic fluid environment, which may be helpful in the diagnosis and intervention of certain fetal conditions. UTMD markets tocodynamometer belts, catheters and accessories.
UTMD’s VAD Systems include soft silicone bell-shaped birthing cups and reusable hand-held vacuum pumps. UTMD’s soft silicone cup is a bell-shaped cup design that should be preferred for fetal well-being in low or outlet fetal stations with occiput anterior presentations. AROM-COT is a finger cover with a prong design to rupture maternal membranes. MUC-X is an aspiration device used immediately after birth to clear neonatal respiratory passages. CORDGUARD is a product, which unifies the multiple steps of clamping the neonate’s cord close to the umbilicus, severing the cord without splattering blood, drawing a clean cord blood sample and assisting in the removal of the placenta. BT-CATH is a uterine balloon tamponade catheter for controlling postpartum hemorrhage. Abcorp toco belts and straps for fetal monitoring by an external tocodynamometer are provided in latex-free form in various configurations. Its UTMD extended product line includes Bari-Belts and Bari-Bands, a series of abdominal belts designed for bariatric patients and bands to accommodate patients of all shapes and sizes. The CVX-Ripe utilizes approximately two adjacent conical silicone balloons, similar to the shape of an hourglass.
Neonatal Intensive Care
The Company’s neonatal intensive care products include DISPOSA-HOOD, DELTRAN PLUS and GESCO. The Company’s DISPOSA-HOOD is an infant respiratory hood that is used in the NICU to administer oxygen to neonates and flush carbon dioxide (CO2). The DISPOSA-HOOD! is place! d over the infant’s head, which incorporates a round diffusor connection designed to disperse the incoming gases along the inner surfaces of the hood. DISPOSA-HOOD, in contrast to an incubator, allows for access to and visualization of the underdeveloped infant. It also prevents cross-contamination that might occur with an incubator.
UTMD’s DELTRAN blood pressure monitoring system is adapted for use in the NICU. The system features visualization of clearing volume and one-handed use. A class of catheters called umbilical vessel catheters (UVCs) are designed for administering vital medications and fluids immediately following birth through the infant’s umbilical vessel into the inferior vena cava. The catheters are also called umbilical artery catheters (UACs) when placed in one of the umbilical arteries to measure blood pressure or monitor metabolic processes through blood analysis. UTMD’s UVC product line includes catheters made from a thermosensitive polyurethane (Tecoflex). In addition, GESCO provides a catheterization procedure tray of instruments and supplies necessary to place UVC catheters, as well as perform other similar procedures. GESCO develops and markets initial versions of neonatal products. UTMD has added smaller diameter versions of its URI-CATH and NUTRI-CATH products.
The Company’s PICC-NATE product line is designed with the input of neonatal nurse practitioners for use as a long-term indwelling catheter system for single-use, therapeutic central venous infusion of drug solutions, blood products or other fluids and for blood sampling. The silicone PICC-Nate comes in approximately two diameter sizes and over two hub configurations. Other GESCO specialty products include a disposable peritoneal dialysis (PD) set that is a pre-assembled, sterile, closed system, called DIALY-NATE. DIALY-NATE is provided in a form that allows timely PD implementation. Other specialty NICU devices include a silicone oral protection device used to prevent palatal soft tissue injury ! by orotra! cheal tubes, called PALA-NATE; a pre-assembled, closed urinary drainage system, called URI-CATH, which reduces risk of infection, and a lumbar sampling kit with a tiny, specially-beveled needle for obtaining cerebral spinal fluid samples, called MYELO-NATE. Its HEMO-NATE is a disposable filter designed to remove microaggregates from stored blood prior to transfusion into a neonate.
The Company’s gynecology/urology/electrosurgery products include LETZ System, FINESSE+ Generator, EPITOME, FILSHIE CLIP System, PATHFINDER PLUS, SUPRAPUBIC CATHETERIZATION, HOLMIUM LASER FIBRES, LIBERTY System, ENDOCURETTE, TVUS/HSG-Cath and LUMIN. The LETZ System (loop excision of the transformation zone) is used to excise cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and other lower genital tract lesions related to human papilloma virus (HPV) infections. LETZ provides a tissue specimen for pathological assessment. UTMD’s LETZ System includes disposable electrodes, the FINESSE electrosurgical generator and other miscellaneous components. A disposable loop electrode used to excise the tissue specimen is a pencil like tube with a thin tungsten wire loop attached. The loop is available in varying sizes and includes a Safe T Gauge that can be positioned so the physician can monitor and control the amount of tissue being excised. Its OptiMicro Needles are useful in small-scale plastic and reconstructive surgery applications. Its OptiMicro needle versions are useful in certain head and neck procedures. FILTRESSE is a surgical smoke filtration system. Other electrosurgery tools and accessories include disposable electrosurgical pens, dispersive pads, footswitches, filter packs, speculums, retractors, forceps, tenacula and hooks. Its OptiSpec is an ultra-bright light for cervical visualization without physician distraction during exams, pap smears and other vaginal procedures requiring direct cervical visualization.
The Company’s EPITOME is an electrosurgical scalpe! l, which ! delivers performance in surgical incision and excision with hemostasis. The Filshie Clip is a female surgical contraception device used for tubal ligation that is placed on the fallopian tubes, generally laparoscopically but also post partum during a C-Section procedure. PATHFINDER PLUS is an endoscopic irrigation device that allows an uro/gyn surgeon to irrigate, clearing the visual field, with the same hand that controls the endoscope. The Add-a-Cath introducer is a Femcare device designed for suprapubic introduction of a catheter for bladder drainage. As part of its urology product line, Femcare distributes reusable and single patient use laser energy delivery devices, which can transmit both the Holmium and Nd:YAG wavelengths. LIBERTY is a device for the conservative treatment and control of urinary incontinence in women. LIBERTY consists of a battery operated electrical stimulation unit and an intravaginal electrode probe. The tip of the EndoCurette is designed to obtain thorough tissue specimen.
UTMD’s TVUS/HSG-Cath provides cervical occlusion that allows distention of the uterus to differentiate anterior and posterior endometrium, among other irregularities, together with visual obstruction of the uterus near the internal os. In addition, the TVUS/HSG-Cath may be used in hysterosalpingography radiographic procedures to assess the patency of fallopian tubes. Femcare’s Spackman Style uterine cannula is designed for the manipulation of the uterus and injection of fluid to test the patency of the fallopian tubes. LUMIN is a gynecological tool developed by UTMD for manipulating the uterus in laparoscopic procedures.
Blood Pressure Monitoring
The Company’s blood pressure monitoring products include DELTRAN Disposable Pressure Transducer (DPT), and pressure monitoring accessories, components and other molded parts. UTMD develops and distributes its disposable transducer as a component in sterile blood pressure monitoring kits through direct representatives and othe! r medical! companies in the United States, as well as independent distributors and other medical device companies internationally. DELTRAN PLUS provides a closed system for blood sampling. Components included in blood pressure monitoring kit configurations include flush devices, stopcocks, fluid administration sets, caps, pressure tubing, interface cables and organizers. The Company sells similar components designed for other medical device company applications, which incorporate UTMD’s technologies and designs. DELTA-CAL is a calibration device used to check proper functioning of an arterial pressure system. In addition, UTMD sells plastic molded parts on a subcontract basis to a range of medical and non-medical device companies. UTMD performs subcontract assembly, testing and packaging of components.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Utah Medical Products (NASDAQ:UTMD) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday.
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Utah Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTMD) CEO Kevin L. Cornwell sold 8,080 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $107.07, for a total value of $865,125.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.
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Utah Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTMD) Director Ernst G. Hoyer sold 1,614 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $104.41, for a total value of $168,517.74. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.