The “Big 4” frac sand stocks Fairmount Santrol (FMSA), U.S. Silica (SLCA), Emerge Energy (EMES), and Hi-Crush (HCLP) all made their various moves this year to supply sand to customers in-basin, bifurcating the North American frac sand market in the process.
The result of these moves, which I discussed more in depth here, would allow the Big 4 to divide and conquer the frac sand industry by splitting the smaller Northern White miners in Wisconsin, from the smaller local, brown sand miners in Texas.
In short, if the Big 4 could supply BOTH types of sand, Northern White and local brown (which will come to fruition once construction is complete), then drillers would choose to do business with them over the smaller players. Since the Big 4’s logistics network allows them to get sand to drillers anywhere in the country as opposed to the smaller players who have limited sand grades, experience, and logistics network, then one of the Big 4 miners would logically be a drillers first choice.
Best Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.(TTWO)
- [By Danny Vena]
Going into its fiscal fourth-quarter financial release (which ended March 31, 2018), Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) faced many of the same questions seen in the rest of the video-game industry. A recent trend toward free-to-play battle royale games, led by Epic Games’Fortnite, has captured the public’s imagination, leaving fewer players opting for other games.
- [By ]
Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) : “The whole video game group is in turmoil. I want to see the earnings.”
Dunkin Brands (DNKN) : “I’m a holder of Dunkin. Below $60 I’d be a buyer.”
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 16, 2018, 4:30 p.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By Lee Jackson]
This is a top video game producer that has cashed in with some super-hot titles. Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO) is a publisher and distributor of interactive software for gaming platforms from Sony and Microsoft and for the PC. The company is headquartered in New York, with development studios located around the world. Key franchises include Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead, Civilization, Borderlands, and Bioshock, as well as several licensed sports products such as NBA and WWE.
Best Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: USANA Health Sciences Inc.(USNA)
- [By ]
USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is also benefitting from strong growth in Asia, with 71% of sales from the region, including 51% in China. The company’s health and wellness products are sold through an independent network, which keeps operating expenses low. Revenue has grown at an 11% annualized pace over the last decade and the company carries no balance sheet debt.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Daré Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: DARE) shares jumped 56.69 percent to close at $1.27 on Wednesday on news that the company entered into worldwide license agreement for Juniper Pharmaceuticals' intravaginal ring technology platform.
Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR) rose 26.84 percent to close at $37.10. Vicor posted Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on sales of $65.2 million.
AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) climbed 25.56 percent to close at $10.61.
Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO) gained 24.7 percent to close at $9.75 following strong Q1 results.
Intrepid Potash, Inc. (NYSE: IPI) shares climbed 19.24 percent to close at $4.71.
China Customer Relations Centers, Inc. (NASDAQ: CCRC) rose 18.73 percent to close at $18.64.
Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) climbed 18.28 percent to close at $5.89. Genprex expanded its operations to Cambridge, Mass.
Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) rose 13.92 percent to close at $2.70 following Q1 results.
Rocky Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCKY) shares surged 13.57 percent to close at $23.85 after reporting Q1 results.
Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) shares rose 12.5 percent to close at $4.14 on Wednesday.
USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA) jumped 11.24 percent to close at $106.85 following Q1 results.
SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) rose 11.16 percent to close at $16.24 after the company reported Q4 results and agreed to sell and leaseback eight distribution centers for an aggregate purchase price of $483 million.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) shares gained 10.74 percent to close at $15.36 following Q3 results.
Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) rose 9.15 percent to close at $46.28 as the company posted in-line quarterly earnings.
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) shares climbed 8.49 percent to close at $64.18 as the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss for its first quarter.
Carlisle Companies Incorporated (NYSE: CSL) gained 8.2 percent to close at $107.94 af
Best Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: Square, Inc.(SQ)
- [By Max Byerly]
Rhumbline Advisers boosted its position in shares of Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) by 2.2% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 259,454 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 5,500 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.07% of Square worth $12,765,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Brian Withers]
Running a small business is tough. Competing against larger competitors with deep pockets is a constant challenge on a shoestring budget. Four companies making it easier for small businesses thrive are Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), Square (NYSE:SQ) and Mindbody (NASDAQ:MB). These fast-growing tech companies provide cloud-based platforms that handle key functions for small businesses at a low cost, and their shareholders are enjoying the results.
- [By Adam Levy]
Square’s (NYSE:SQ) 2018 priorities are pretty well set. It’s investing in omnichannel capabilities, financial services, and its international markets. And the company’s first-quarter results showed progress on all of those fronts.
- [By Adam Levy]
Last week, PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) agreed to buy Square’s (NYSE:SQ) chief European rival, iZettle, for $2.2 billion. By Monday, Square was ready to announce a new debt offering to raise $750 million in cash.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Square (NYSE:SQ) was downgraded by Buckingham Research from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report issued on Wednesday, The Fly reports. The analysts noted that the move was a valuation call.
- [By Matthew Cochrane]
Square Inc’s (NYSE:SQ) first-quarter earnings provided the latest confirmation that the company was firing on all cylinders. Adjusted revenue, the best metric to judge Square’s performance because it subtracts out fees the company pays to the credit card networks and banks, rose to $307 million, a 51% increase year over year. Adjusted EBITDA grew to $36 million, a 33% increase year over year. This strong top- and bottom-line growth was powered by the company’s strong business-segment growth. The company’s gross payment volume, the total dollar amount of all purchases facilitated through Square’s payment platform, rose 31% to $17.8 billion.