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Now, we’ve been taking about the profit potential of traditional marijuana companies for years, but Money Morning Special Situation Strategist Tim Melvin has found a new way to play the sector.
You see, Melvin is always looking for a value.
And although the banking industry has been slow to do business with cannabis firms, he’s found two undervalued cannabis banking stocks.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped (REM)
- [By Donald van Deventer]
The latest implied forward rate forecast from Kamakura Corporation shows projected 10-year U.S. Treasury yields differing -0.07% to 0.03% from last week while fixed rate mortgage yields varied by -0.01% to 0.08%. Mortgage yields, determined by the Monday through Wednesday weekly survey of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, lag Treasury movements simply because of the 3-day yield calculation used in the Primary Mortgage Market Survey. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield is projected to rise from 2.92% at Thursday’s close (down 0.06% from last week) to 3.374% (down 0.06% from last week) in one year. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield in ten years is forecast to reach 4.639%, 1 basis point lower than last week. The 15-year fixed rate mortgage rate is forecast to rise from the effective yield of 3.69% on Thursday (down 0.001% from last week) to 4.222% (down 0.006% from last week) in one year and 6.29% in 10 years, up 0.038% from last week. We explain the background for these calculations in the rest of this note, along with some mortgage servicing rights metrics. The forecast allows investors in exchange traded U.S. Treasury funds (TLT) (TBT), total return bond funds (BOND), municipal bonds (NUV) and exchange traded mortgage funds (REM) to assess likely total returns over the next 120 months. Treasury-related exchange traded funds affected by the forward rates include:
Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc.(SRNE)
- [By William Romov]
San Diego-based Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SRNE) develops drugs to treat certain types of cancer and chronic cancer pain.
On Jan. 6, company officials will present a new proprietary technology for the treatment of cancer. Analysts are calling this new technology a potential “game-changer.”
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In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on Spotify (SPOT) , Alkermes (ALKS) , Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) , Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) , Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) , NVIDIA (NVDA) , Nucor, Eli Lilly (LLY) and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) .
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Sorrento Therapeutics (SRNE) : “This is the kind of speculative stock that I like.”
Geron (GERN) : “Let’s stick with high quality like Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) .”
Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: J.M. Smucker Company (SJM)
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The packaged food industry has been in a state of flux in recent years, according to Credit Suisse analyst Robert Moskow, as companies like J.M. Smucker Co. (SJM) , Kraft Heinz Co. (KHC) , and others increased their trade spending and made high-priced acquisitions to improve growth rates.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Traders purchased shares of The J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE:SJM) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $66.56 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $32.86 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $33.70 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, The J.M. Smucker had the 28th highest net in-flow for the day. The J.M. Smucker traded down ($3.14) for the day and closed at $117.04
- [By Teresa Rivas]
J.M. Smucker(SJM) is falling Monday, after Morgan Stanley’sMatthew Grainger and his team cut their rating on the stock, citing pricing pressures from Wal-Mart (WMT) and growing competition from private-labels.
Grainger slash Smucker to Underweight from Equal Weight, and shaved $6 off his price target, to $126. He also cites what he calls “sustained” challenges in both its coffee and pet food business, as well as“below-average strategic optionality.”
At the same time, he also upgraded Pinnacle Foods (PF) to Overweight from Equal Weight, and raised his price target to $63 from $58, on its double-digit earnings growth and what he sees as superior execution.
Nonetheless, he sees many of the packaged food companies in his coverage, from Smucker to Pinnacle, as subject to pressure from Wal-Mart and off-brand rivals. From the note:
Walmart comprises ~22% of sales across our coverage, a figure that has increased in recent years even as the retailers total grocery sales have grown at an even faster 4% CAGR. With Food margins expected to expand meaningfully, we believe this only enhances Walmart’s negotiating leverage going forward. SJM, Dean Foods (DF), and General Mills (GIS) are most at risk in the current environment, in our view.
Recent scanner data points to a positive inflection in private label trends (share up ~30 bps L12W) across a range of center-store categories, a dynamic we believe could intensify in an increasingly competitive retail grocery landscape. Our analysis of recent trends points to the most meaningful underperformance vs. private label at GIS, SJM, ConAgra (CAG), and Campbell Soup (CPB), while only PF has outperformed in recent weeks.
Smucker is down 1.1% to $127.95 this morning, while Pinnacle is up 0.8% to %48.47.
- [By Douglas A. McIntyre]
The Pillsbury Doughboy is the mascot of the Pillsbury Company, which is owned by General Mills (NYSE: GIS) and J.M. Smucker (NYSE: SJM). The Doughboy was created by Pillsburys advertising agency almost 50 years ago. Pikachu are characters owned by The Pokemon Company International and appear in card games, video games, TV shows, movies and comic books. Founded in 1998, the Japanese company has achieved total games sales of almost 280 million. SpongeBob SquarePants was created for Nickelodeon, which is owned by Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA). The show premiered in 1999 and has spawned movies, video games and theme park rides. Ronald McDonald is a c