Anyone who holds stock in a Canadian marijuana company, including Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY), had their nerves rattled on September 14. The nervousness was sparked by news that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency is considering permanently banning Canadians who work or invest in the marijuana sector from entering the U.S. In the wake of this news, I’d wait until after the U.S. midterm elections, scheduled to be held on November 6, before buying Tilray stock on weakness.
“If you work for the industry, that is grounds for inadmissibility,” Todd Owen, executive assistant commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency’s Office of Field Operations, told Politico. “We don’t recognize that as a legal business,” he added.
So if you invest in a marijuana company and live in Toronto, you could find yourself permanently banned from entering the U.S.
I’m a Canadian. I can’t stand Donald Trump, but that’s not enough of a reason to stop me from visiting our neighbors to the south. I have friends and family in the U.S. And quite frankly, it’s a fun place to visit and do business.
Hot Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: The Blackstone Group L.P.(BX)
- [By Tim Melvin]
That began to change a few years ago, when the big private equity firms began to go public. The Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) was the first back in 2007, followed by KKR in 2010, Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) in 2011, and The Carlyle Group LP (Nasdaq: CG) in 2012.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) rose 13.4 percent to $27.01 in pre-market trading after the company agreed to be acquired by Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) for $27.50 per share.
Warrior Met Coal, Inc. (NYSE: HCC) rose 9.1 percent to $30 in pre-market trading after climbing 5.61 percent on Friday.
Check-Cap Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHEK) rose 6.2 percent to $4.83 in pre-market trading after falling 48.35 percent on Friday.
Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) rose 6 percent to $2.85 in pre-market trading after climbing 1.89 percent on Friday.
Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) rose 4.8 percent to $43.15 in pre-market trading.
G1 Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTHX) rose 3.2 percent to $44.00 in pre-market trading after climbing 6.92 percent on Friday.
Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF) rose 3.2 percent to $33.68 in pre-market trading after gaining 2.03 percent on Friday.
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) rose 3.1 percent to $59.45 in pre-market trading. Nestle announced plans to acquire rights to market, sell and distribute Starbucks Brands.
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- [By Jordan Wathen]
Shares of Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE:GPT) had soared by more than 15% as of 12:03 p.m. EDT Monday on news that the real estate investment trust will be acquired by Blackstone Group’s (NYSE:BX) Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII L.P fund in an all-cash transaction.
- [By Paul Ausick]
In a related announcement, the world’s largest asset management firm, BlackRock Inc. (NYSE: BX) has said it will talk to gunmakers and distributors “to understand their response” to the Parkland shooting. According to a report from Reuters, BlackRock owns about 17% of Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. (NYSE: RGR) and 11% of American Outdoor Brands Corp. (NASDAQ: AOBC), maker of Smith & Wesson firearms, mostly in index funds. BlackRock did not indicate that it planned to divest its positions.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 296.07 percent to close at $1.25 on Monday after the California Department of Pesticide Regulation proposed to register the company's ContraPest for sale and use in California.
AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: UAVS) shares gained 19.59 percent to close at $2.93.
TransGlobe Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: TGA) rose 18.39 percent to close at $2.64 on Monday.
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) shares gained 15.91 percent to close at $2.55.
VAALCO Energy, Inc. (NYSE: EGY) shares jumped 14.9 percent to close at $2.39.
Resonant Inc. (NASDAQ: RESN) climbed 13.96 percent to close at $4.49.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) shares rose 13.55 percent to close at $4.61 on Monday.
Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX) surged 13.09 percent to close at $5.01.
MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI) gained 12.9 percent to close at $49.28. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB) agreed to acquire MB Financial for $54.70 per share in cash and stock.
TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) shares rose 12.83 percent to close at $3.43.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) jumped 12.52 percent to close at $57.86 on Reports that it has reached a deal with Fox for Its 'Smackdown Live' program.
Eastman Kodak Company (NASDAQ: KODK) rose 12.38 percent to close at $5.90.
NuCana plc (NASDAQ: NCNA) climbed 11.94 percent to close at $26.44. NuCana appointed Dr. Cyrille Leperlier to its Board as an independent non-executive Director.
Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) rose 11.83 percent to close at $3.97 on Monday.
Huami Corporation (NYSE: HMI) shares jumped 11.27 percent to close at $10.17 following Q1 results.
21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET) gained 9.55 percent to close at $7.34.
Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) rose 8.56 percent to close at $7.86 after the company announced an exclusive partnership with Multi Touch Interactives to strengthen the de
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Fifth Street Asset Management (NYSE: BX) and Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) are both finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.
Hot Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.(OMN)
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
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The Top Stock Market Stories for Wednesday
The U.S. markets are preparing for the eighth interest rate hike since 2015, and the Federal Reserve may not be done yet. Markets are weighing the possibility that the Fed may raise rates one more time this year (in December). The hikes come as the Fed is attempting to shrink its $4.5 trillion balance sheet. When Powell speaks this afternoon, expect a few questions about the impact of the trade war between the United States and China. Reporters will also likely want to know about geopolitical risks to the U.S. economy and how they might affect growth in a higher-interest-rate environment. Yesterday, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a speech before the United Nations General Assembly. During his talk, Trump praised the U.S. economy and defended his administration’s actions this year on trade. Trump said that the United States will no longer endure “abuse” from other trade partners. The U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer also said Tuesday that the U.S. is prepared to proceed on a new trade deal with Mexico without the participation of Canada. Oil prices are in focus after President Trump called out OPEC members before the U.N. on Tuesday. During his talk, Trump accused OPEC and non-OPEC participants in collusion efforts on production and prices of ripping off the rest of the world.
Three Stocks to Watch Today: NKE, SVMK, DB
Shares of Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) fell 3.5% after the sports apparel giant reported earnings after the bell. The company topped earnings expectations and reported profit growth of 15%. However, investors took some profits off the table. Shares of Nike stock are up more than 35% on the year. SVMK, the parent company of SurveyMonkey, has priced its upcoming IPO at $12 per share. That figure is above analysts’ initial range expectation of $9 to $11 per share. The firm expects to reach a market capitalization of $1.46 bil
- [By Motley Fool Transcribing]
OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference CallSep. 26, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET
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OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE:OMN) Q2 2018 Earnings Conference CallJun. 28, 2018 11:00 a.m. ET
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Hot Canadian Stocks To Watch For 2019: POSCO(PKX)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Mount Yale Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new position in POSCO (NYSE:PKX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm acquired 2,035 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $160,000.
- [By Max Byerly]
Media coverage about POSCO (NYSE:PKX) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. POSCO earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.5366586800129 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.