The Caribbean is fast approaching tourism season. But this year, some of the islands may not see their vital economic lifeblood.
Several islands are still recovering from the one-two punch delivered by hurricanes Irma and Maria, which razed buildings, knocked out communications and killed dozens of people.
It’s still too early to know the full extent of the damage, said Justin Ram, the director of economics for the Caribbean Development Bank.
Ram said even a 1% drop in visitors could mean the region loses out on about $138 million those tourists would have otherwise spent. In the long term, that could mean a $214 million hit to the region’s GDP.
“That’s just from a 1% drop,” he said.
There is some reason to be optimistic, said Hugh Riley, the secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization. About 75% of the region escaped the storms unscathed.
The airport on St. Martin, an island pummeled by Irma, reopened Tuesday. Local restaurants on Anguilla are taking business, too.
Hot Bank Stocks To Invest In 2018: Blackrock Global(BOE)
- [By Robert Rapier]
Whiting Petroleum (WLL) is one of Continental’s biggest competitors in the Bakken. Whiting is the second-largest oil producer in North Dakota, averaging 82,500 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) of production in 2012, across more than 700,000 acres of leased land.
Hot Bank Stocks To Invest In 2018: Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA)
- [By Matthew Briar]
Look out Cannabis Science Inc (OTCMKTS:CBIS), and step aside Medical Marijuana Inc (OTCMKTS:MJNA). There’s a new cannabis name on the scene…. Algae Dynamics Corp. (OTCMKTS:ADYNF). It may not be known (or named) like its marijuana peers, but give it time. This small cap company has a very big idea, and it’s going to sprout soon.
Yes, Algae Dynamics is an algae company. It’s not just an algae company though.
Algae Dynamics is the owner of the proprietary BioSilo ™ process. BioSilo is a way of growing algae quickly and effectively…. a mix of an open-pond system and a photobioreactor, which is a light-driven approach to growing algae. It can be viewed as a “best of both worlds” approach, lowering the typical cost of algae farming, while the modular design makes it easy to maintain.
The company could go a lot of directions with the technology, Most of the tens of thousands of species of algae are rather flexible in how they can be purposed, and what they can become. Algae Dynamics is first focused on the development of two kinds of products though…. Chlorella, and Omega-3.
Chlorella is a type of microalgae that can be processed into a consumable powder by drying it until it takes a powder form, similar to coffee. Chlorella is rich in minerals, prebiotics, vitamins, and other nutritional substances. It can be added to a baked goods and a number of other products, or taken as a supplement on its own. Chlorella is used in over 1,000 products in the food and beverage markets. Algae Dynamics estimates the global Chlorella market was $210.3 million in 2014 and is expected to reach $265.5 million in 2018.
Despite a market for Chlorella in North America, there are no commercial North American producers of it.
Due to its health benefits, Omega-3 oil can be added to a very wide range of products. Consumers are increasingly aware of these benefits too, leading to substantial growth in the industry; health supplements compr
- [By Sean Williams]
If I were to choose two marijuana stocks right off the bat that I’d rather watch from the sidelines and never buy, it’d be medical cannabis company Medical Marijuana Inc. (NASDAQOTH:MJNA) and cannabinoid-based drug developer AXIM Biotechnologies (NASDAQOTH:AXIM). The reason they’re listed together is because Medical Marijuana Inc. owns 22.67 million shares of AXIM, which is about 40% of its outstanding share count. Their futures really are tied together.
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Cronos was the first cannabis company to trade on NASDAQ, but the first American cannabis company to do it was Medical Marijuana Inc. (MJNA) . Developing legal cannabidiol (CBD) products made from hemp, Medical Marijuana Inc. had a major increase in sales from 2016 to 2017 and has begun looking into an expansion into international markets. Like with Aurora, these expenses have meant that it’s not making much of a profit. With encouraging signs and warning signs each abounding, it comes down to whether you think this could be worth the risk.
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows GW Pharmaceuticals PLC outperforming other marijuana stocks like Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ZYNE), Cannabis Science Inc (OTCMKTS: CBIS) and Medical Marijuana Inc (OTCMKTS: MJNA), but shares are also once again falling off from all-time highs:
Hot Bank Stocks To Invest In 2018: Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc.(ALSN)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
With a neutral sector rating, we are working on evaluating risks to negative calls, and identifying potential value opportunities. Last week we noted more work might be worthwhile on Wabco Holdings (WBC), Terex, Manitowoc (MTW), and Caterpillar, two of those names have rallied for other reasons but the attractive price made the upside/downside skew up. We remain positive (OW) on Allison Transmission Holdings (ALSN) & United Rentals. Our and consensus 2017Allison Transmission Holdings estimates have fallen by 2% vs. ~15% for the group, while the shares are down 10% since launch. We continue to see United Rentals as the best value in our group…
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) – Investment analysts at Oppenheimer increased their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Allison Transmission in a research note issued on Monday, April 30th. Oppenheimer analyst I. Zaffino now expects that the auto parts company will post earnings of $3.79 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $3.32. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Allison Transmission’s FY2019 earnings at $4.16 EPS.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
ARP Americas LP lowered its stake in shares of Allison Transmission (NYSE:ALSN) by 8.8% during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 14,497 shares of the auto parts company’s stock after selling 1,400 shares during the quarter. ARP Americas LP’s holdings in Allison Transmission were worth $566,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.