Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

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As the amount of renewable energy in global electricity networks continues to surge, a new question arises &a;ndash; when will renewables become the dominant source of energy?

A new report, the &l;a href=&q;https://www.lr.org/techradar&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;Lloyd&a;rsquo;s Register 2018 Technology Radar&l;/a&g;, examines this issue and also looks at which technologies are likely to have the biggest impact in different countries and what are the key drivers and barriers to success.

A survey of 800 key industry figures found that China would be the first country to achieve grid parity, in 2022, followed by Spain and the United Arab Emirates two years later in 2024. This is the same year that Germany and the UK are expected to see grid parity for wind power, followed a year later by Denmark and the USA. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) &l;a href=&q;http://www.irena.org/newsroom/pressreleases/2018/Jan/Onshore-Wind-Power-Now-as-Affordable-as-Any-Other-Source&q; target=&q;_blank&q;&g;said recently&l;/a&g; that clean energy sources will be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.(ODFL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Old Dominion Freight Line (Nasdaq: ODFL) is a leader in the long-haul, less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers and was able to maintain its rates through the 2008 downturn while maintaining on-time service. While its average driver salary is among the highest, the company is still able to maintain a best-in-class operating margin and trades relatively cheaply to peers.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ: ODFL) and Covenant Transport (NASDAQ:CVTI) are both transportation companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. (NASDAQ: ODFL) was started as Buy at Argus.

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    Rio Tinto PLC (NYSE: RIO) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at HSBC.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) Director Leo H. Suggs sold 800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $148.44, for a total value of $118,752.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,679 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $842,990.76. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    MetLife Investment Advisors LLC lessened its holdings in Old Dominion Freight Line (NASDAQ:ODFL) by 1.4% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 42,668 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 592 shares during the quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Old Dominion Freight Line were worth $6,271,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Trustmark Corporation(TRMK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Rhumbline Advisers lowered its position in Trustmark Corp (NASDAQ:TRMK) by 5.9% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 122,924 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 7,773 shares during the quarter. Rhumbline Advisers owned about 0.18% of Trustmark worth $3,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Trustmark (NASDAQ: TRMK) and Valley National Bank (NYSE:VLY) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Rockwell Collins, Inc.(COL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    First, CEO Greg Hayes has promised investors he was looking at strategic options that could be taken after the acquisition of Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL). As discussed previously, investors need to make a multitude of risk/reward calculations, across all four of its segments, before feeling fully comfortable buying the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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    Military Avionics Systems Market by leading Industry Players (Avidyne, GE Aviation, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins) and Growth Rate (2018-2025) (emailwire.com) Program aims to connect Maryland’s college students and international businesses (msn.com) Rockwell Collins (COL) Expected to Announce Earnings of $1.89 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) KAI and Rockwell Collins team up for Korean Chinook upgrade (janes.com) German auto giant boosts bet on cutting-edge AR from Silicon Valley (finance.yahoo.com)

    Several research firms have commented on COL. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $143.00 price objective on shares of Rockwell Collins in a report on Friday, April 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Rockwell Collins from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Cowen restated a “hold” rating and issued a $135.00 price target on shares of Rockwell Collins in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity decreased their price target on shares of Rockwell Collins from $140.00 to $137.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $134.13.

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    Third Point’s first-quarter letter to investors outlined the position in United Technologies and the rationale behind Loeb’s belief that breaking up the company is the best way forward for investors. For reference, the multi-industrial company comprises four segments: Otis elevators; UTC climate controls & security (CCS), specializing in air-conditioning, refrigeration and security; UTC aerospace systems (UTAS); and Pratt & Whitney, maker of aircraft engines. Loeb’s key points are as follows:

    The company’s one-size-fits-all approach has led to a “well-documented history of poor management execution.” A spinoff would create value in the manner of recent precedents in the industrial sector, and allow for more-focused management of the newly created companies. The failure of the market to value United Technologies appropriately to its intrinsic value reflects how investors value aerospace companies (with a long-term perspective, which acceptsnear-term losses on multiyear programs) and multi-industrial companies (by using multiples of next year’s earnings). Shareholders are best served by splitting up the company into three separate ones, specifically Otis; CCS; and an aerospace company built from UTAS, Pratt & Whitney, and the impending acquisition of Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL).

    To this, I would add that there’s a bewildering number of investment decisions you need to make before buying United Technologies stock right now. For example, you might be worried about growth in construction in China (Otis), or long-term prospects for aerospace suppliers against margin pressure from Boeing and Airbus (UTAS, Rockwell Collins) trying to cut costs or compete directly, or even margin pressure on air-conditioning products (CCS) from rising raw-material costs. All of which give you a good reason not to buy the stock.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Masonite International Corporation(DOOR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matt Hogan]

    Masonite International Corp (NYSE: DOOR) supplies exterior and interior doors primarily to the North American residential market. There are in a great position to profit from both new construction and the repair, renovation, and remodel ("RRR") trends of a hot real estate market.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Masonite International (NYSE:DOOR) – Wedbush dropped their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Masonite International in a note issued to investors on Monday, May 7th. Wedbush analyst J. Mccanless now expects that the company will post earnings per share of $1.02 for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $1.04. Wedbush currently has a “Neutral” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Masonite International’s Q3 2018 earnings at $1.16 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $1.03 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $3.93 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.92 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $1.24 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.39 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.25 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $4.80 EPS.

Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: The Michaels Companies, Inc.(MIK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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  • [By Anders Bylund]

    Shares of Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK) fell as much as 19.1% lower on Thursday morning, following the release of solid first-quarter earnings with a side of modest next-period guidance. At 12:50 p.m. EDT, the stock had recovered only slightly to reach a 17.6% price drop.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK) issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.19-2.32 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.32. The company issued revenue guidance of $5.217-5.293 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $5.26 billion.Michaels Companies also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.12-0.14 EPS.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIK), the arts and crafts retail chain, released its fiscal first-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday. The Irving, Texas-based company said it had $0.39 in earnings per share (EPS) and $1.16 billion in revenue, compared with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.38 in EPS and $1.15 billion in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.38 in EPS and $1.16 billion in revenue.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Tredje AP fonden lifted its stake in Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK) by 68.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 34,680 shares of the specialty retailer’s stock after acquiring an additional 14,050 shares during the period. Tredje AP fonden’s holdings in Michaels Companies were worth $2,153,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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