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Many of us have been forced to watch sexual harassment training videos by our employer. We often poke fun at the over-acted scenarios, or the unrealistic “right answers.”

But in the midst of a national reckoning on sexual harassment — prompted by allegations against high-powered names like Matt Lauer, Kevin Spacey, Al Franken and, of course, Harvey Weinstein — advocates are calling for a closer look at the trainings that shape so many employees’ understanding of workplace behavior.

Research shows that sexual harassment training may not be as effective as once thought.

On the one hand, the videos, quizzes and other staples of new job orientation are good at raising employees’ awareness of sexual harassment as an issue.

But on the other hand, many of the training mechanisms are shown simply as legal protection — something an employer can point to as “we tried!” should a situation arise.

In the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s 2016 report on sexual harassment, officials stipulated that corporate attitudes toward training need an overhaul.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: DXP Enterprises Inc.(DXPE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of DXP Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ: DXPE) were down 17 percent to $24.00. DXP Enterprises reported preliminary revenue of $228 million to $231 million for the third quarter.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of DXP Enterprises Inc (NASDAQ: DXPE) got a boost, shooting up 22 percent to $40.27 after the company posted upbeat quarterly results.

    Nature's Sunshine Prod. (NASDAQ: NATR) shares were also up, gaining 28 percent to $11.35 as the company disclosed that it has received its direct selling license in China.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: bebe stores, inc.(BEBE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Just in the past few weeks, Wall Street has seen bankruptcy filings from sporting goods retailer Gander Mountain, RadioShack successor General Wireless Operations, everyday value price department store operator Gordmans Stores (GMAN) and appliances, electronics and furniture retailer HHGregg (HGG) . Last Wednesday, children’s apparel retailer Gymboree cautioned it was running low on cash and may not survive. Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) voiced concerns on Tuesday about its ability to stay in business, while women’s apparel chain Bebe (BEBE) is reportedly on the brink of closing all 170 of its stores.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related HTGM 20 Biggest Mid-Day Losers For Thursday 25 Stocks Moving In Thursday's Pre-Market Session HTG Molecular Diagnostics Obtains CE Mark for its HTG EdgeSeq ALKPlus Assay EU (GuruFocus)
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    HTG Molecular Diagnostics Inc (NASDAQ: HTGM) rose 63.6 percent to $3.50 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it has obtained CE marking in the EU for HTG EdgeSeq ALKPlus Assay.
    Sunshine Heart Inc (NASDAQ: SSH) rose 20.3 percent to $2.61 in pre-market trading after the company issued a business update regarding execution of its strategic growth plan.
    bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) shares rose 11.1 percent to $4.29 in pre-market trading after the company disclosed that it is exploring strategic alternatives.
    Cancer Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: CGIX) rose 10.3 percent to $3.20 in pre-market trading after the company posted a narrower-than-expected quarterly loss.
    Five Below Inc (NASDAQ: FIVE) rose 8.8 percent to $41.50 in pre-market trading after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter.
    FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE) rose 8 percent to $12.40 in pre-market trading. Goldman Sachs upgraded FireEye from Sell to Buy.
    PVH Corp (NYSE: PVH) shares rose 7.4 percent to $97.60 in pre-market trading after the company posted upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter and issued a strong earnings forecast.
    Bitauto Hldg Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: BITA) shares rose 7 percent to $26.00 in pre-market trading after dropping 1.30 percent on Wednesday.
    Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd (NASDAQ: PME) rose 6.6 percent to $4.50 in pre-market trading after gaining 0.48 pe
  • [By Lisa Levin]

    bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ: BEBE) shares dropped 26 percent to $3.86. bebe stores will reportedly license www.bebe.com domain name, social media accts. and international wholesale agreements to one or more third parties, according to Reuters.

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Not helping matters was a continued drumbeat of retail death stories such as Payless possibly closing 500 stores, Bebe (BEBE) on the verge of shuttering 170 stores and Sears Holdings’  (SHLD) CFO spreading #fakenews in a new blog post that the retailer is a “viable” entity. It’s not, especially after the language it slipped in its new annual report on Tuesday. 

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Manitex International Inc.(MNTX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Thursday, industrial shares fell by 0.08 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Accenture Plc (NYSE: ACN), down 4 percent, and Manitex International Inc (NASDAQ: MNTX), down 4 percent.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Snap Inc. (SNAP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Craig Jones]

    Jon Najarian noticed short term, weekly bets in Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP). The company is going to report earnings Tuesday after the market close and the options traders are buying Friday expiration, 16 strike calls. Around 16,000 contracts were traded and traders were paying between 50 and 80 cents for them. Najarian followed the trade and he is going to close it Wednesday morning.

  • [By Motley Fool Staff]

    The Motley Fool Moneyteam shares their take onSnap (NYSE:SNAP)following the massive gains the stock has enjoyed since pricing its IPO at $17 per share. As the biggest tech company debut since Alibabawent public in 2014, investors want to know: Does Snap deserve its valuation, and if so, how can an investor tell?

  • [By Wayne Duggan]

    Many American investors were excited to get in on the Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) IPO last week. With more than 158 million daily active users, Snapchat is one of the most popular social media platforms in the United States. However, at the moment, the single largest global market is the world is off-limits.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Shares of once hot Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP), operator of Snapchat, fell back to $17, its IPO price. Anxiety about user growth and engagement have hurt the company’s ability to bring in advertising and marketing revenue. Snapchat also has several growing competitors, led by Facebook Inc.’s (NASDAQ: FB) Instagram.

  • [By Sreekanth Anasa]

    We all know about Instagram being the new major growth driverof Facebook stock. Further, we also recently covered about what could be the new catalysts for FB stock other than Instagram. Coming to Instagram, its growth story continues to gain strength after copying some of the features of the highly popular photo messaging appSnapchat. Facebook has seen exciting results since it started implementing most of the popular features of Snap Inc (NYSE:SNAP)owned Snapchat across its set of platforms. Facebook’s Snapchat clone features have helped Instagram to grow much faster. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook has also defended his company’s Snapchat clone strategy strongly stating:

U.S. IPO Week Ahead: 3 IPOs To Kick Off 2018

Three IPOs are looking to raise $1 billion in combined proceeds to kick off 2018. Spun out from Select Income REIT, Industrial Logistics Properties Trust targets $590 million in the largest deal of the week. Other deals include fracking services provider Liberty Oilfield Services and tech-focused SPAC Nebula Acquisition.

16 companies have filed to go public since December 1, representing an estimated $6 billion in total proceeds. Several notable IPOs are eligible to launch in the coming week, including Brazilian payment service provider PagSerguro Digital (Pending:PAGS) and Blackstone-backed Gates Industrial (Pending:GTES), each of which could raise over $500 million.

US IPO Calendar

Issuer
Business

Symbol
Exchange

Deal Size($m)
Market Cap($m)

Price Range
Shares Filed

Bookrunners

Nebula Acquisition
San Francisco, CA

NEBU.U
Nasdaq

$250
$313

$10 – $10
25,000,000

Deutsche Bank,
Goldman Sachs

Blank check company formed by the executives of True Wind Capital to acquire a technology business.

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust
Newton, MA

ILPT
Nasdaq

$590
$1,918

$28 – $31
20,000,000

UBS Investment,
Citi,
RBC Capital,
3 more…

Industrial REIT spun out of Select Income REIT.

Liberty Oilfield Services
Denver, CO

BDFC
NYSE

$161
$1,743

$14 – $16
10,714,286

Morgan Stanley,
Goldman Sachs,
Wells Fargo,
3 more…

Provides hydraulic fracturing services for the oil and gas industry.

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (Pending:ILPT) is being spun out of Select Income REIT (Nasdaq: SIR) in a $590 million IPO and will focus on industrial properties poised to benefit from the growth in e-commerce. Like its parent, the company will be externally managed by The RMR Group (Nasdaq: RMR). Industrial Logistics plans to pay an initial quarterly dividend of $0.33/share (4.5% yield) beginning in the 2Q18.

Now that oil prices have stabilized, Liberty Oilfield Services (Pending:BDFC) is looking to raise $161 million in its second attempt at going public. Backed by Riverstone and Carlyle, the company originally set terms for a $400 million IPO in April 2017 before cutting the range and eventually postponing the deal.

Nebula Acquisition (NEBU.U), a blank check company formed to acquire a technology business, is looking to raise $250 million. It will be the first SPAC to list in 2018, following the most active year for SPACs in a decade. The company is sponsored by tech-focused PE firm True Wind Capital and led by the firm’s Founding Partners, both former executives at KKR.

IPO Market Snapshot

The Renaissance IPO Indices are market cap weighted baskets of newly public companies. The Renaissance IPO Index is up 1.0% year-to-date, while the S&P 500 is up 1.9%. Renaissance Capital’s IPO ETF (NYSE: IPO) tracks the index, and top ETF holdings include Snap (NYSE:SNAP) and Invitation Homes (NYSE:INVH). The Renaissance International IPO Index is up 1.5% year-to-date, while the ACWX is up 2.1%. Renaissance Capital’s International IPO ETF (NYSE: IPOS) tracks the index, and top ETF holdings include Orsted (DONG Energy) and ASR Nederland.

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U.S. IPO Week Ahead: 3 IPOs To Kick Off 2018

Three IPOs are looking to raise $1 billion in combined proceeds to kick off 2018. Spun out from Select Income REIT, Industrial Logistics Properties Trust targets $590 million in the largest deal of the week. Other deals include fracking services provider Liberty Oilfield Services and tech-focused SPAC Nebula Acquisition.

16 companies have filed to go public since December 1, representing an estimated $6 billion in total proceeds. Several notable IPOs are eligible to launch in the coming week, including Brazilian payment service provider PagSerguro Digital (Pending:PAGS) and Blackstone-backed Gates Industrial (Pending:GTES), each of which could raise over $500 million.

US IPO Calendar

Issuer
Business

Symbol
Exchange

Deal Size($m)
Market Cap($m)

Price Range
Shares Filed

Bookrunners

Nebula Acquisition
San Francisco, CA

NEBU.U
Nasdaq

$250
$313

$10 – $10
25,000,000

Deutsche Bank,
Goldman Sachs

Blank check company formed by the executives of True Wind Capital to acquire a technology business.

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust
Newton, MA

ILPT
Nasdaq

$590
$1,918

$28 – $31
20,000,000

UBS Investment,
Citi,
RBC Capital,
3 more…

Industrial REIT spun out of Select Income REIT.

Liberty Oilfield Services
Denver, CO

BDFC
NYSE

$161
$1,743

$14 – $16
10,714,286

Morgan Stanley,
Goldman Sachs,
Wells Fargo,
3 more…

Provides hydraulic fracturing services for the oil and gas industry.

Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (Pending:ILPT) is being spun out of Select Income REIT (Nasdaq: SIR) in a $590 million IPO and will focus on industrial properties poised to benefit from the growth in e-commerce. Like its parent, the company will be externally managed by The RMR Group (Nasdaq: RMR). Industrial Logistics plans to pay an initial quarterly dividend of $0.33/share (4.5% yield) beginning in the 2Q18.

Now that oil prices have stabilized, Liberty Oilfield Services (Pending:BDFC) is looking to raise $161 million in its second attempt at going public. Backed by Riverstone and Carlyle, the company originally set terms for a $400 million IPO in April 2017 before cutting the range and eventually postponing the deal.

Nebula Acquisition (NEBU.U), a blank check company formed to acquire a technology business, is looking to raise $250 million. It will be the first SPAC to list in 2018, following the most active year for SPACs in a decade. The company is sponsored by tech-focused PE firm True Wind Capital and led by the firm’s Founding Partners, both former executives at KKR.

IPO Market Snapshot

The Renaissance IPO Indices are market cap weighted baskets of newly public companies. The Renaissance IPO Index is up 1.0% year-to-date, while the S&P 500 is up 1.9%. Renaissance Capital’s IPO ETF (NYSE: IPO) tracks the index, and top ETF holdings include Snap (NYSE:SNAP) and Invitation Homes (NYSE:INVH). The Renaissance International IPO Index is up 1.5% year-to-date, while the ACWX is up 2.1%. Renaissance Capital’s International IPO ETF (NYSE: IPOS) tracks the index, and top ETF holdings include Orsted (DONG Energy) and ASR Nederland.

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U.S. IPO Week Ahead: Quiet Holiday Week With No IPOs

There are no deals set to price in the upcoming week; however, we expect to begin to see filings from companies targeting January 2018 IPOs. We rounded out 2017 at an even 160 IPOs, raising $35.5 billion in total proceeds, nearly double that of 2016.

Six Lock-Up Expirations, Including Blue Apron

Six 2017 IPOs will have lock-ups released this week, including US meal-kit delivery service Blue Apron Holdings (NYSE:APRN). The company recently announced that one of its co-founders would step down as CEO and be replaced by the current CFO Brad Dickerson. Down 60% from its offer price, Blue Apron hit operational challenges immediately after coming public, and fell short of revenue and margin targets.

Tintri (NASDAQ:TNTR), which sells all-flash storage arrays and software to create enterprise clouds, also has a lock-up expiration in the week ahead. Shares are down 25% from the offer price, with high cash burn putting stress on its balance sheet.

IPO Market Snapshot

The Renaissance IPO Indices are market cap weighted baskets of newly public companies. The Renaissance IPO Index is up 35.9% year-to-date, ahead of the S&P 500, which is up 19.9%. Renaissance Capital’s IPO ETF (NYSE: IPO) tracks the index, and top ETF holdings include Snap (NYSE:SNAP) and Invitation Homes (NYSE:INVH). The Renaissance International IPO Index is up 30.4% year-to-date, while the ACWX is up 26.1%. Renaissance Capital’s International IPO ETF (NYSE: IPOS) tracks the index, and top ETF holdings include Orsted (DONG Energy) and ASR Nederland.

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U.S. IPO Week Ahead: Quiet Holiday Week With No IPOs

There are no deals set to price in the upcoming week; however, we expect to begin to see filings from companies targeting January 2018 IPOs. We rounded out 2017 at an even 160 IPOs, raising $35.5 billion in total proceeds, nearly double that of 2016.

Six Lock-Up Expirations, Including Blue Apron

Six 2017 IPOs will have lock-ups released this week, including US meal-kit delivery service Blue Apron Holdings (NYSE:APRN). The company recently announced that one of its co-founders would step down as CEO and be replaced by the current CFO Brad Dickerson. Down 60% from its offer price, Blue Apron hit operational challenges immediately after coming public, and fell short of revenue and margin targets.

Tintri (NASDAQ:TNTR), which sells all-flash storage arrays and software to create enterprise clouds, also has a lock-up expiration in the week ahead. Shares are down 25% from the offer price, with high cash burn putting stress on its balance sheet.

IPO Market Snapshot

The Renaissance IPO Indices are market cap weighted baskets of newly public companies. The Renaissance IPO Index is up 35.9% year-to-date, ahead of the S&P 500, which is up 19.9%. Renaissance Capital’s IPO ETF (NYSE: IPO) tracks the index, and top ETF holdings include Snap (NYSE:SNAP) and Invitation Homes (NYSE:INVH). The Renaissance International IPO Index is up 30.4% year-to-date, while the ACWX is up 26.1%. Renaissance Capital’s International IPO ETF (NYSE: IPOS) tracks the index, and top ETF holdings include Orsted (DONG Energy) and ASR Nederland.

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