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Emerging markets dominated investment in clean energy in the first quarter of 2018, with more than 40% of funding going to projects in China, while there were notable developments in Mexico, Morocco, Indonesia and Vietnam.
Total investment for the first three months of the year was $61.1 billion, 10% lower than the same period in 2017, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Using slightly different criteria, Clean Energy Pipeline said that the figure was $62.1 billion.
One reason for the fall in investment was a 19% drop in solar funding, partly as a result of a 7% fall in the price of photovoltaic equipment over the past year, and partly because of weaker activity in some markets.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CPRX)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares rose 90.9 percent to $2.52. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 58.4 percent to $1.9005 after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares climbed 23.2 percent to $37.5370 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) rose 21.9 percent to $1.17 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) jumped 18.8 percent to $4.87. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 17.2 percent to $49.45 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) jumped 16.2 percent to $7.96. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) rose 15.5 percent to $5.6011.
InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE: NSPR) gained 13.3 percent to $1.36 following PR announcing sustained benefit of CGuard EPS.
Immutep Limited (NASDAQ: IMMP) shares climbed 13.2 percent to $2.7724 after the company reported new data from its ongoing TACTI-mel Phase I trial, which evaluated the combination of eftilagimod alpha, its lead compound, with Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK)'s Keytruda in unresectable or metastatic melanoma patients, who have had a suboptimal response or had disease progression with keytruda monotherapy..
SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) rose 12.2 percent to $21.20 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS) rose 12.1 percent to
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Shares of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CPRX) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the seven research firms that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.25.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Nuveen Core Equity Alpha Fund(JCE)
- [By Max Byerly]
Shaker Financial Services LLC lessened its holdings in shares of Nuveen Core Equity Alpha (NYSE:JCE) by 70.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 46,154 shares of the company’s stock after selling 112,257 shares during the period. Shaker Financial Services LLC’s holdings in Nuveen Core Equity Alpha were worth $674,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Nuveen Core Equity Alpha Fund (NYSE:JCE) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, June 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.2775 per share on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.11 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Cameco Corporation(CCJ)
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
Shares of Cameco Corp. (NYSE:CCJ) are down nearly 80% from highs they reached in the mid-2000s. Falling uranium prices have been the primary reason for the decline, since this giant Canadian uranium miner is strictly focused on the nuclear fuel. At this point, there doesn’t appear to be a dramatic and imminent upturn in the uranium market’s future. However, it looks like Cameco is taking all of the right steps to get its mojo back when prices do start to turn higher. Here’s what you need to know before you buy Cameco stock.
- [By Peter Graham]
This morning before the market opened, uranium producer Cameco Corporation (NYSE: CCJ) reported Q1 2018 results which should be looked over by investors in other potentialuranium players like small cap Azincourt Energy Corp (TSX-V: AAZ; OTCMKTS: AZURF) as CCJwould be one of the worlds largest uranium producers, a significant supplier of conversion services and one of two Candufuel manufacturers in Canada. Cameco Corporation alsosays itscompetitive position is based oncontrolling ownership of the worlds largest high-grade reserves and low-cost operations.
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
Cameco Corporation (NYSE:CCJ), the largest publicly traded uranium miner, has been struggling along with the moribund price of the nuclear fuel it mines. The stock is down over 70% since commodity markets started to tumble in 2011. The early 2016 commodity upturn, meanwhile, has seemingly left uranium behind. Investors have ample reason to worry, but for more intrepid stock buyers, Cameco’s low stock price could be a long-term opportunity.
- [By Neha Chamaria]
Gitzel’s quote above from Cameco’s (NYSE:CCJ) recent quarterly earnings release pretty much sums up what’s happening at the uranium mining giant.
As a nuclear fuel pure-play, Cameco was among the worst-hit companies when the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan brought the construction of nuclear reactors worldwide to a grinding halt. Japan shuttered all of its more than 50 reactors, nations across the globe mothballed projects, demand and prices of uranium slumped, and the uranium industry is still trying to find its feet.
- [By Max Byerly]
Cameco (NYSE: CCJ) and Abtech (OTCMKTS:ABHD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.
- [By Shane Hupp]
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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Zillow Group, Inc.(ZG)
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
Stock No. 5: And that brings us to stock No. 5 before we start getting the stage cleared for Selim Bassoul. To close it out, here, the final stock is Zillow (NASDAQ:ZG) (NASDAQ:Z). The ticker symbol back then was [Z]. It’s also [ZG] if you like. It’s the same company. Just different classes of shares.
- [By Steve Symington, Anders Bylund, and Rich Duprey]
We asked three top Motley Fool investors to weigh in to that end. Here’s why they like Under Armour (NYSE:UA)(NYSE:UAA),Helios & Matheson (NASDAQ:HMNY), and Zillow Group (NASDAQ:Z)(NASDAQ:ZG).
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Verition Fund Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Zillow Group Inc Class A (NASDAQ:ZG) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 13,876 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $749,000.
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
The idea that humanity is exiting the industrial age and entering the information age led him to craft a batch of stock recommendations for his Rule Breaker Investing podcast that were best suited to a thinking world. And right on schedule, David’s back to tell us how that group has done compared to the broader market in the two years since. And it’s been a particularly interesting period for this set of companies: Celgene(NASDAQ:CELG), Walt Disney(NYSE:DIS), Splunk(NASDAQ:SPLK), Twitter(NYSE:TWTR), and Zillow(NASDAQ:ZG)(NASDAQ:Z).
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Oil prices are at levels we haven’t seen in years. U.S. crude topped $70 for the first since 2014, as U.S. President Donald Trump appeared increasingly likely to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and reinforce sanctions on Tehran. In addition, OPEC has announced plans to bolster prices and cap production. For oil investors, Money MorningGlobal Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says it’s time to buckle up. According to Moors, revoking the Iran deal would cause “price chaos” around the globe. And that’s right as driving season starts in the United States. Here’s more on the coming chaos for oil. In deal news, Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) announced it will purchase Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) for $7.6 billion in cash. Grammercy manages commercial real estate. While this may seem like a boring deal, Blackstone is buying a business that churns out cold hard cash for its investors. We want to keep this deal on your radar, because there are many other deals like this coming down the pipeline. We’re going to be discussing one of the best real estate opportunities available very soon – so keep an eye out for updates.
Three Stocks to Watch Today: AMZN, AAPL, TSN, SBUX
Shareholders of Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) cheered statements made by Warren Buffett over the weekend. The Oracle of Omaha said he messed up by not investing in Amazon and Alphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL). “I made the wrong decisions on Google and Amazon,” Buffett said on Saturday. “We’ve looked at it. I made the mistake in not being able to come to a conclusion where I really felt that at the present prices that the prospects were far better than the prices indicated.” Buffett says he now has a “very, very, very high opinion” of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The Oracle believes that Bezos has created something that is “close to a miracle.” Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) added another 0.6% Monday, to reach $185.00 per share – a new 52-week high. The uptick came after Warren Buffett announced
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In 2019: Watts Water Technologies, Inc.(WTS)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Watts Water Technologies (NYSE: WTS) and ARC Group WorldWide (NASDAQ:ARCW) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in WTS. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in Watts Water Technologies during the fourth quarter worth about $112,000. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $224,000. Sawgrass Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $270,000. Koch Industries Inc. raised its position in shares of Watts Water Technologies by 22.0% in the fourth quarter. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 3,821 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $290,000 after buying an additional 690 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quadrature Capital Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Watts Water Technologies in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $330,000. Institutional investors own 77.22% of the company’s stock.
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Watts Water Technologies Company Profile
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Northern Trust Corp lifted its stake in shares of Watts Water Technologies (NYSE:WTS) by 0.3% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 952,176 shares of the technology company’s stock after buying an additional 3,219 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned approximately 2.79% of Watts Water Technologies worth $73,984,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.