The Q4 2016 earnings report for prepaid debit card stock Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) is scheduled for after the market closesWednesday (February 22nd).Green Dot Corporation wasin our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolio back in 2014 based on the stocks share pricebeing undervalued at the time as well as generating excellent cash flow compared to itsmarket cap and for potentially being an attractive acquisition target. A June 2014 SCN EO newsletter pointed out:
Although the Company may not be one used by the wealthier masses, there’s no denying there’s a very large demographic here in the U.S. who not only wants services offered by the Company but more importantly, needs the services offered by the Company. The best comparison is that of the pre-paid cell phone services offered by many smaller companies competing with the likes of AT&T and Verizon. I make this comp. analogy because it’s been many of those smaller pre-paid calling card and cell phone service companies that continue to be acquired of late by the larger telecoms out their looking to gain more market share and achieve higher growth when they’ve already got just about the rest of the country on board.
Hot Value Stocks To Invest In 2018: Territorial Bancorp Inc.(TBNK)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ: TBNK) shares touched a new 52-week low of $21.31. Territorial Bancorp shares have dropped 9.43% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.18% in the same period.
Hot Value Stocks To Invest In 2018: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)
- [By Charles Carlson, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Horizon Investment Services]
For investors looking for growth but also income, I especially like three health-care related stocksFresenius Medical (FMS), Novo Nordisk (NVO), and Smith & Nephew (SNN).
Hot Value Stocks To Invest In 2018: Noble Energy Inc.(NBL)
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Noble Energy (NBL) : “Noble’s good. It’s a very well-run, conservative company. It should do well in this environment.”
Himax Technologies (HIMX) : “That area is so red-hot. I think it’s fine, but I like Cypress Semiconductor (CY) more.”
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In his second “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer sat down with David Stover, chairman and CEO of Noble Energy (NBL) , the oil exploration and production company with acreage in all of the best regions of the U.S.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Noble Energy (NBL) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after purchasing Clayton Williams Energy (CWEI) for $2.7 billion.
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Noble Energygained 7.1% to $40.05, while the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to2,267.89.
Wunderlich’s Irene Haas explains why she’s a fan of the deal:
Noble Energy (NBL) has agreed to acquire Clayton Williams Energy Inc. (CWEI-$103.98, Hold) for $3.4 billion. The transaction has been approved by both boards and should close during 2Q17. NBL will gain 71,000 net acres in Reeves County, production of 10,000 boepd, and 2,400 gross locations (with 8,000 lateral length) in the Wolfcamp, with net un-risked resource potential of over 1 billion boe. Netting out production, acreage outside of Reeves County, and midstream assets, NBL valued the Reeves County acreage at~$32,000 per net acre. NBL has the balance sheet and the technical expertise to develop the project quickly and generate meaningful production and cash flow growth. We reiterate our Buy rating on NBL.
Noble Energy’s market capitalization rose to $17.2 billion from $16.1 billion on Friday. It reported a net lossof $2.4 billion on sales of $3 billion in 2015.
- [By Paul Ausick]
Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) is rated a Buy and Jefferies raised the price target to $47. The 2017 net loss estimate was lowered from $0.40 per share to $0.22 per share. The 2018 EPS estimate was raised from $0.94 to $1.34. Shares closed at $36.71 on Friday, in a 52-week range of $28.82 to $42.03, and the consensus price target is $48.22.
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Noble Energy Inc. (NYSE: NBL) was raised to Buy from Hold with a $32 price target at Jefferies on December 20. The shares closed up 3.6% at $27.23 on Tuesday, in a 52-week range of $22.99 to $40.89. This call is actually almost $4 lower than the pre-call consensus price target, but Noble shares were up over 1% at $27.52 afterward.