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Jimmy Buffett sure knows how to make the most of a catchy tune and a party vibe. Somehow the 70-year-old singer-songwriter has turned wasting away again in Margaritaville into an aspirational goal. True, nibblin on sponge cake, watchin the sun bake does sound pretty nice (especially on a cold gray day in March). That laid-back sensibility is what attracts visitors to his sprawling collection of Margaritaville restaurants, casinos, hotels and resorts around the globe. And now theres another option for folks who cant get enough of the Margaritaville state of mind he peddles. Buffett has announced that hes opening a string of Margaritaville retirement communities in 2017. Which got us thinking: Which other songs could be spun into successful themed retirement communities? Quite a few, it turns out.
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: Terra Nitrogen Company L.P.(TNH)
- [By Robert Rapier] While the MLP space is dominated by the oil and gas sector, in last week’s article we began to explore some of the more exotic master limited partnership offerings. This week we continue our exploration of nontraditional MLPs by looking at the partnerships supplying fertilizer.
Rentech (Nasdaq: RTK) has been around for more than a decade, and it has shifted strategies several times. Full disclosure: Rentech’s Chief Technology Officer Harold Wright is a former manager of mine when we were both at ConocoPhillips, and I have visited Rentech’s facility in Commerce City, Colorado.
For most of Rentech’s existence, the company has sought to commercialize alternative fuels. At one time it had ambitions to build a large coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant, but federal legislation ultimately nudged it instead into the biomass-to-liquids (BTL) space. The company did build a BTL demonstration plant, but ultimately shut it down and has now refocused its efforts on becoming “one of the largest wood processing companies in the world.”
During its interesting journey as a company, Rentech acquired two ammonia nitrogen fertilizer facilities, which turned out to be a profit center that funded the alternative energy research. In November 2011, Rentech spun off this fertilizer business into an MLP called Rentech Nitrogen Partners LP (NYSE: RNF).
In the months leading to the spin-off, RTK’s market capitalization was about $200 million. Rentech maintained 60 percent ownership of RNF, and three months after the spin-off RTK’s market cap had risen to $400 million, while investors had bid RNF up to $1 billion. Interestingly, RTK’s share of RNF was worth more than RTK’s entire market cap, a situation that persists. The market currently values Rentech at $482 million, while the valuation of Rentech Nitrogen Partners makes RTK’s 60 percent stake in RNF worth slightly more than $600 million — another illu
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: Sony Corp Ord(SNE)
- [By David Zeiler]
One of the regime’s better-known attacks occurred in November 2014, as Sony Corp. (NYSE ADR: SNE) prepared to release “The Interview,” a film that parodied Kim Jong Un. North Korea hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment, released information it had stolen from the studio’s computer systems, and threatened terrorist attacks unless the film was pulled.
- [By Matthew Briar]
The phrase “over the top television” – or its acronym “OTT” – aren’t necessarily newly-coined ones. The phrase/abbreviation materialized shortly after Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) became a viable alternative to traditional cable television services less than a decade ago. The over-the-top race didn’t really heat up, however, until the past few months. Once it did heat up though, sparks started to fly in earnest.
They’re still flying too, and will be for a while if a small startup called Viva Entertainment Group Inc (OTCMKTS:OTTV) has anything to say about it. Netflix, Hulu [jointly owned by Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) and Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA)] and all the rest of the relatively new players in this space may want to look over their shoulder. In the meantime, investors may want to take a step back and look at where the real money in the OTT industry is going to be made during the next 10 years. OTTV plays a prominent role in that picture.
Contrary to popular belief, Netflix isn’t the totally dominant name it used to be in the Internet-delivered television industry. It was admittedly the first on the scene, and therefore was able to carve out the biggest piece of the market (which it still holds to this day). It’s largely become a commoditized business though.
Case in point? Aside from Hulu and Netflix, CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) has jumped into the game with its product called CBS All Access. The service allows subscribers, for a nominal monthly fee, to access a variety of CBS programming via the Internet. HBO, from Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX), has found respectable success with its subscription-based Internet television service called HBO Go.
Sling TV, from DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH), has really broken new ground in the over the top market by aggregating a variety of television channels into an entire package and then selling that package at a rate that’s much less than what it would cost a cable subscriber
- [By Leo Sun]
However, the aging bull market and hype regarding VR-related stocks have made it tough to find fundamentally cheap companies with meaningful exposure to the VR market.So today, we’ll take a look at two stocks with meaningful exposure to the VR market that still trade at fairly low valuations — Sony (NYSE:SNE) and HTC (NASDAQOTH:HTCKF).
- [By Adam Levy]
Americans are changing the way they watch television. More and more customers are showing interest in over-the-top streaming TV services. Over 200,000 people joined AT&T’s (NYSE:T) DirecTVNow in about one month. DISH Network’s (NASDAQ:DISH) Sling TV has over 1 million subscribers. Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) PlayStation Vue is also very popular.
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(JNP)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Monday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting women’s health stock Juniper Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: JNP):
Juniper Pharmaceuticals shares have yet to break under a key support level at $5.00. But, waiting until that happens may be too late. After some continued testing of that floor, if-and-when the support should break, the ensuing selloff could materialize in a hurry. If you’re not it at the time it happens, you may not be able to get in at a decent price.
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap women’s health therapeutic stock Juniper Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: JNP):
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: Big 5 Sporting Goods Corporation(BGFV)
- [By Nicholas Rossolillo]
Dick’s Sporting Goods (NYSE:DKS) and Big 5 Sporting Goods (NASDAQ:BGFV) have both had a great 2016. As far as stock performance goes, Big 5 is the winner this year. But which company is in better shape for the new year?
Top 5 Casino Stocks To Own For 2018: Valmont Industries, Inc.(VMI)
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In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Masco (MAS) , American Electric Power (AEP) and Valmont Industries (VMI) .
Cramer was bearish on Wisconsin Energy (WEC) .