Ive been right about Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) thus far.
There seem to be only two schools on Tesla. You either love the carmaker, or you hate it with a passion. I fall into the latter category, not because I’m anti clean energy, or opposed to new entries to the auto industry, but because of the grandiose and inefficient management history the company has had under Elon Musk. Ive written often about the competition and general cutthroat nature of the auto industry that Tesla faces. Ive been waiting for some time to see signs of Teslas inability to ramp up car production in a way that justifies its wild stock valuation. And boy howdy have I taken some flak in the comments section.
This week has given me some vindication on my feelings about Tesla. The stock is down on rough news of production complications, and a fading faith in Elon Musks rhetoric, something I said would happen. The valuation is not justified, and cannot be justified when youre selling such a small amount of cars and not turning any profit. I get it that this stock performance is about future potential earnings, but the company is not putting together concrete evidence that it is working toward those types of numbers.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: FIRST REPUBLIC BANK(FRC)
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Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $22.51 billion.
Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion.
PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE: PNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.02 per share on revenue of $4.00 billion.
First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million.
First Horizon National Corp (NYSE: FHN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $337.89 million.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:
Wall Street expects Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion before the opening bell. Citigroup shares rose 0.30 percent to $67.22 in after-hours trading.
Analysts are expecting JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) to have earned $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion in the latest quarter. JPMorgan will release earnings before the markets open. JPMorgan shares gained 0.48 percent to $93.55 in after-hours trading.
Cyberark Software Ltd (NASDAQ: CYBR) lowered its guidance for the second quarter. The company now expects total revenue of $57.0 million to $57.5 million, versus earlier guidance of $61.0 million to $62.0 million. Cyberark shares dipped 17.65 percent to $42.00 in the after-hours trading session.
Before the opening bell, First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million. First Republic Bank shares dropped 0.80 percent to close at $101.35 on Thursday.
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Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nemaska Lithium Inc. (NMKEF)
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
The other producing lithium miners, and soon to be producers. I have discussed these previously in detail here, here and here. Needless to say, the top 3 producers are non-pure plays (SQM (NYSE:SQM), Albemarle (NYSE:ALB), and FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC)). The top pure play currently producing miners are Orocobre (ASX:ORE) (OTCPK:OROCF), Tianqi Lithium (SHE:002466), Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, Galaxy Resources, Mineral Resources [ASX:MIN] (OTC:MALRF), and Neometals [ASX:NMT] (OTC:RRSSF). The near-term producers include Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTCPK:ALTAF), Pilbara Minerals (ASX:PLS) (OTC:PILBF), Kidman Resources (ASX:KDR), Critical Elements, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) [TSX:NMX], Lithium Americas (OTCQX:LACDF) [TSX:LAC], Lithium X (OTCQX:LIXXF) (TSXV:LIX), Neo Lithium, and Bacanora Minerals (OTC:BCRMF) [TSXV:BCN], Advantage Lithium (OTCQB:AVLIF) [AAL], European Metals (OTCPK:MNTCF, ASX:EMH, AIM:EMH) and Pure Energy (OTCQB:PEMIF) [PE].
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) provided a project update and announced a C$50 million bought deal with shares selling for C$1.05 a piece. The fresh funds will be put to work at the Whabouchi development project, which appears to be progressing well. Commercial-scale production is expected by Q1 2019.
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Canadian hard-rock lithium chemicals company Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) is presently at the end of completing a $500 million capital raise which will allow the company to expand into Phase 2 production of the its facility in Quebec. The company has closed an equity deal valued at nearly $100 million from Japans SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY), executed a streaming agreement with Orion Mine Finance LF valued at over $150 million, and engaged with such high-quality financial groups including Clarkson Platou Securities and Pareto Securities as managers of the bond issuance. Further, Nemaska has signed multiple offtake agreements, including NorthVolt, FMC, Softbank and Johnson Matthey Battery Materials, for the purchase of its lithium chemicals once production begins.
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
Joe is a fan of Australian-listed Galaxy Resources (GXY on the ASX), acompany with a hard-rock operation in production in Australia, a world-class brine development project (Sal de Vida) in Argentina that has a bank feasibility study on it, and a promising exploration project in Quebec, Canada, near Nemaska’s (OTCQX:NMKEF) Whabouchi project. GXY is up 60% in just the past three months.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now: The Michaels Companies, Inc.(MIK)
- [By Laurie Kulikowski]
We rate MICHAELS COS INC as a Sell with a ratings score of D+. This is driven by some concerns, which we believe should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks we cover. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been weak operating cash flow.
- [By JPMorgan]
MIK’s results over the past year point to the company’s success in improving merchandising, marketing, and in-store execution plus the benefits of having a functioning e-commerce website. We believe part of the challenge for the bears is both a lack of appreciation for the category as well as missing the historical context of how leadership has evolved. Indeed, the difference in focus on "the front end" under CEO Chuck Rubin (who arrived in 2013) vs. a more process-oriented and margin-focused CEO prior to his arrival left a lot of impactful, low hanging fruit opportunities. Finally, while we acknowledge that longer term the sustainable comp is lower than the recent ~4% underlying trend, we point to the low volatility of sales, high cash generative nature of the business, barriers to entry (e.g., high SKU density, low inventory turns, lack of brands), and MIK’s market leadership as reasons why the multiple has the potential to expand over time (a la AZO). Balance sheet de-levering should also make the PE look increasingly cheap over time and transfer cash/value to equity holders.
- [By Benzinga News Desk]
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