Hunter Harrison is a hero in the railroad industry, a folk legend if you will, when it comes to turning around rail companies. He successfully turned around Canadian Pacific Railway (NYSE:CP) before jumping ship early to partner with activist investor Mantle Ridge to take on CSX (NYSE:CSX). After a bit of back and forth, CSX caved and appointed Harrison as CEO for the next four years. CSX shares have skyrocketed on the news and hope that Harrison will work his turnaround magic. The stock is up nearly 100% in the last year. I’ve talked about just how expensive CSX is, with the company now being run by a legend, but one with undisclosed health problems who is now working from home.
Top Stocks To Buy Right Now: NxStage Medical, Inc.(NXTM)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Thursday, healthcare shares dipped by 0.51 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included NxStage Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTM), down 8 percent, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE: VRX), down 9 percent.
Top Stocks To Buy Right Now: Knight Transportation, Inc.(KNX)
- [By Rich Smith]
Knight Transportation (NYSE:KNX) is merging with Swift Transportation (NYSE:SWFT) to build a $5 billion trucking behemoth — and Wall Street thinks that’s a good thing.
Top Stocks To Buy Right Now: GigaMedia Limited(GIGM)
- [By Jim Robertson]
Today, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap online gaming and cloud computing GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ: GIGM) as a bullish long trade:
Top Stocks To Buy Right Now: National Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NOV)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Tuesday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggestedgoing long on large cap oilfield equipment manufacturer and technology stock National-Oilwell Varco, Inc (NYSE: NOV):
- [By Lauren Pollock]
Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Tuesday’s session are Applied Materials Inc.(AMAT), Red Hat Inc.(RHT) and National Oilwell Varco Inc.(NOV)
- [By Shauna O’Brien]
Jefferies reported on Monday that it has lifted its price target on National-Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NOV).
The firm has reaffirmed a “Buy” rating on NOV, and has raised the company’s price target from $84 to $91. This price target suggests a 14% increase from the stock’s current price of $78.24.
Analyst Brad Handler noted that NOV’s weak margin will likely rebound in 2014 and the chances of a dividend increase are high.
Looking forward, the firm has lifted its order estimates for FY2013 from $10.8 billion to $11.3 billion. FY2014 earnings estimates have been raised from $6.40 to $6.50 per share and FY2015 estimates have been increased from $7.65 to $7.95 per share.
National-Oilwell Varco shares were up 76 cents, or 0.97% during pre-market trading Monday. The stock is up 14% YTD.
Top Stocks To Buy Right Now: Gevo, Inc.(GEVO)
- [By Paul Ausick]
Gevo Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) dropped about 16 Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $1.33 after closing Tuesday at $1.59. The 52-week high is $27.20. Volume of about 3.5 million was nearly 5 times the daily average of around 760,000 shares traded. On Tuesday the renewable chemicals and biofuels priced a secondary offering of 5.68 million shares at $1.90 per share, and also 570,000 units of three different warrants. Today’s drop was about half the size of Tuesday’s.