Bellatrix Exploration (NYSE:BXE) has now nearly eliminated its bank debt and has reduced its overall debt to a bit over $400 million CAD (a bit over $300 million USD) after its latest asset sale. It appears capable of delivering single-digit production growth at strip prices, but faces the challenge of fairly weak natural gas prices after 2017. I think that Bellatrix may have some upside from sub $1 USD per share, but probably needs an upward shift in natural gas futures to be able to get to the mid-$1 range and above. Bellatrix is set to release its 2017 plans soon, so I may revise my expectations depending on the information.
Please note that while Bellatrix primarily reports in Canadian dollars, this article uses US dollars unless otherwise noted.
Primarily A Natural Gas Company
Bellatrix is primarily a natural gas company, with approximately 76% of its estimated 2017 production coming from natural gas. In addition, NGLs make up the majority of its non-natural gas production, so oil and condensate is under 10% of its estimated 2017 production and accounts for around 24% of its estimated 2017 revenue. While the OPEC agreement does help Bellatrix, its future is mostly tied to natural gas prices, which look good for 2017 and early 2018, but have a mixed outlook beyond then.
Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.(CMG)
- [By The Ticker Tape]
Additional names sold include Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX), Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG), and Frontier Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: FTR).
- [By Casey Wilson]
Unfortunately, there were a lot of disappointing companies to choose from. We picked the worst of the worst. Check out our list of the most-hated companies of 2016…
Most-Hated Companies 2016 No. 5: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG)
Chipotle’s problems all started in July 2015 with an E. coli outbreak…
- [By Peter Graham]
Troubled mid cap restaurant stock Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc (NYSE: CMG) reported Q2 2017 earnings after the market closed today. Revenue was up 17.1% to $1.17 billion driven by new restaurant openings (50 new restaurants were opened during the quarter and two were closed, bringing the total restaurant count to 2,339) and an 8.1% increase in comparable restaurant sales. Comparable restaurant sales improved primarily due to an increase in customer visits, along with an increase in average check as a result of a reduction in promotional activity. Food costs were 34.1% of revenue, a decrease of 10 basis points as compared to the second quarter of 2016 ashigher avocado costs were offset by lower costs from bringing the preparation of lettuce and bell peppers back intorestaurants, as well as the benefit of menu price increases in select restaurants in the second quarter of 2017, and a decrease in paper usage and costs. Net income increased 161% to $66.7 million.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) shares gained 86.76 percent to close at $11.00 on Thursday.
Comstock Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CRK) shares climbed 47.06 percent to close at $7.00 after the company disclosed a deal with Arkoma Drilling L.P. and Williston Drilling, L.P. to buy oil & gas properties in North Dakota. Comstock announced withdrawal of tender offers for outstanding secured notes.
Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (NYSE: CCM) jumped 24.92 percent to close at $4.06.
Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) shares climbed 23.26 percent to close at $2.65 after the company agreed to be purchased by NICE Ltd.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) rose 24.44 percent to close at $422.50 as the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter on Wednesday.
Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCTT) gained 17.75 percent to close at $18.64 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
PCM, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCMI) rose 16.59 percent to close at $12.30 following Q1 results.
Zymeworks Inc. (NASDAQ: ZYME) rose 16.06 percent to close at $15.25.
Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALXN) shares climbed 14.5 percent to close at $121.42 as the company posted reported Q1 beat And raised FY18 outlook.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares gained 13.7 percent to close at $11.04 as the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter.
Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXSM) rose 13.21 percent to close at $3.00 after the company disclosed a positive outcome of the interim analysis of STRIDE-1 Phase 3 trial of AXS-05 in treatment resistant depression.
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. (NASDAQ: ORLY) jumped 13.06 percent to close at $257.40 following upbeat Q1 profit.
- [By Chris Lange]
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) released its first quarter earnings report after the markets closed on Tuesday. The burrito giant said that it had $1.60 in earnings per share (EPS) and $1.07 billion in revenue, with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters calling for $1.27 in EPS and $1.05 billion in revenue. The same period from last year had a net loss of $0.88 per share and $834.46 million in revenue.
Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Credit Suisse Group(CS)
- [By Dustin Parrett]
Just look at what happened to traders who got involved in the now-defunct VelocityShares Daily Inverse ETN (XIV), a particularly nasty piece of financial engineering created by Credit Suisse Group (NYSE: CS).
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The latest credit default swap (CDS) data from BMO Capital Markets indicate a number of investors are growing increasingly concerned about the one-year outlook for capital markets. In a new report, analyst Mark Steele discussed the recent surge in one-year CDS activity, and what it means for the market.
- [By David Zeiler]
The federal government’s largesse isn’t restricted to U.S.-based companies, either. Foreign companies, including foreign banks, are also welcome. Credit Suisse Group AG (NYSE ADR: CS) got $225.1 billion, and UBS Group AG (NYSE: UBS) got $249.1 billion.
- [By Paul R. La Monica]
European banks worse off than 2008? Lamensdorf is concerned about the exposure to bad loans (especially energy company debt) held by big banks such as Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Credit Suisse (CS) and Deutsche Bank (DB). He’s shorting all three.
- [By Money Morning News Team]
That’s why Krauth predicts the price of gold will hit $1,400 by the end of the year. Many analysts from banks likeCredit SuisseGroup AG (NYSE ADR: CS) even see gold going as high as $1,500.
Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: NRG Energy Inc.(NRG)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Wednesday, utilities shares fell 0.25 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG), down 3 percent, and Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) down 1 percent.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Non-cyclical consumer goods & services sector was the top gainer in the US market on Wednesday. Top gainers in the sector included Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais CEMIG-ADR (NYSE: CIG), Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ADR) (NYSE: ELP), and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG).
Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Natural Gas(NG)
- [By James E. Brumley]
When an investor thinks of Canadian gold mining stocks, NovaGold Resources Inc. (USA) (NYSEMKT:NG) and Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSE:AUY) are often the first names to come to mind. And well they should. Yamana Gold is a $2.5 billion giant, and NovaGold Resources seems to have been around forever.
Those two icons aren’t the only way to tap into Canada’s sizeable gold mining industry though. There’s a small, up-and-coming player called Taranis Resources Inc. (OTCMKTS:TNREF, TSX:TRO) that could end up becoming another key fixture of the country’s mining landscape.
Taranis develops mineral deposits into mine-ready projects. Its primary project right now — and it’s enough to keep the company plenty busy for the next several years — is the Thor property located near Trout Lake, British Columbia. NI 43-101 resource reports (indicated and inferred)suggest Thor contains 6.9 million ounces of silver, 35,000 ounces gold, 57 million pounds of lead, 79.4 million pounds of zinc and 3.3 Million pounds of copper (roughly a 14 million ounce silver equivalent (“AgEq”) deposit*) laying in wait in a way that lends itself to the establishment of a low-cost, open pit mining operation. That’s roughly $300 million worth of marketable metals, and the estimates have been steadily getting bigger as Tanaris does more survey work.
And 2017 could be a real breakout year for Taranis, as a lot of the work that’s been done to date starts to mean something. It’s got big exploration plans for this year… this spring/summer to be exact.
The Phase 1 program was completed in September of last year, setting the stage for a more defined and much bigger Phase 2 definition-drilling within the next several weeks. This Phase 2 definition drilling slated for the middle of this year will drill down to between 6000 m and 10,000 m.
These so-called first generation target areas are generally well understood areas based on sound geological information includ
- [By Money Morning Staff Reports]
Canadian gold mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) shows an even starker change in sentiment. In the last 12 months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 79%, to 522,400.
- [By William Romov]
Over the last year, the number of short positions on gold stocks has fallen. One of these stocks is a Canadian gold mining company called NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG). In the last 12 months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 79%, to 522,400. This shows a shift in sentiment from bearish to bullish for gold.
- [By Money Morning News Team]
Canadian gold mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. (NYSE: NG) shows an even starker change in sentiment. In the last six months, the volume of short bets on the stock declined 32.75%, from 19.05 million shares to 12.81 million.
Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Prestige Brand Holdings Inc.(PBH)
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) surged 87.1 percent to $12.98 after the company reported Q1 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO) shares jumped 66.8 percent to $49.735 after Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced plans to acquire ARMO BioSciences for $50 per share.
vTv Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: VTVT) gained 34 percent to $2.2920 following announcement that the company will pre-specify new subgroup with the FDA and report Phase 3 Part B results in June.
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) climbed 22.3 percent to $34.84 after the company posted upbeat Q4 earnings.
Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO) shares jumped 22.2 percent to $7.28 following better-than-expected Q1 earnings.
Everspin Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRAM) gained 19.8 percent to $8.89 after the company reported strong results for its first quarter.
Luxfer Holdings PLC (NYSE: LXFR) surged 19.8 percent to $17.10 following Q1 results.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) rose 18.3 percent to $2.26 after French company Total announced plans to acquire 25 percent stake in Clean Energy Fuels for $83.4 million.
Intelligent Systems Corporation (NYSE: INS) gained 17 percent to $7.116.
Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) surged 15.3 percent to $73.00 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
The Chefs' Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF) climbed 15 percent to $28.85. Chefs' Warehouse posted Q1 earnings of $0.03 per share on sales of $318.6 million.
Westport Fuel Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: WPRT) rose 14.2 percent to $2.9701.
Wright Medical Group N.V. (NASDAQ: WMGI) jumped 13.8 percent to $23.87 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO) gained 13.4 percent to $22.70. Diplomat named Brian Griffin as Chairman and CEO.
Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA) shares rose 13 percent to $27.97 after reporting upbeat Q1 sales.
Prothena Corporation plc (NASDAQ: PRTA) gained 12 percent to $15.19
- [By Lisa Levin]
Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) shares were also up, gaining 23 percent to $35.07 after the company posted upbeat Q4 earnings.
Equities Trading DOWN
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Castor believes the cash has disappeared into working capital, which has grown from 23% to more than 50% since 2008. Comparable company PrestigeBrand (PBH) uses 11%; Unilever(UL) and Colgate-Palmolive(CL) far less.
- [By Lisa Levin]
On Thursday, the health care shares rose 1.02 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included ARMO BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARMO), up 67 percent, and Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PBH) up 28 percent.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Premium Brands (TSE:PBH) had its target price increased by TD Securities from C$140.00 to C$145.00 in a research note published on Thursday. The firm currently has an action list buy rating on the stock.
Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)
- [By Kumar Abhishek]
Insurance companies earn a significant chunk of their income by investing their float in liquid securities. The Fed had kept interest rates near zero for a long time since the financial crisis, which had in turn impacted investment income of insurance companies. But with the Fed expected to raise interest rates 3 times this year, the earnings of insurance companies are likely to get a boost. Berkshire also has stakes in several banks including Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) and Goldman Sachs, which will be another beneficiary of rising interest rates. In fact, Wells Fargo is one of Berkshire’slargest holdings. The administration’s proposal tomodify the Dodd-Frank act and Consumer Protection Bureau will be another tailwind for banks.
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TheStreet’s founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer is bracing for earnings on Friday from JPMorgan Chase (JPM) , Citigroup (C) and Wells Fargo (WFC) .
- [By Douglas A. McIntyre]
Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC), plagued by a long list of banking rule violations and hundreds of millions of dollars in government penalties, has launched a new marketing campaign:
- [By John Maxfield]
Maxfield: I think we mixed up some numbers. Theirrevenue as a percent of assets is4.92%, which is the highest in its peer group, and itspeer group are the really large, too-big-to-fail banks,JPMorgan Chase(NYSE: JPM), Citigroup(NYSE: C), Bank of America(NYSE: BAC), Wells Fargo(NYSE: WFC), plusother large regional banks. So that’s the largestwith one exception, and that isCapital One(NYSE: COF). The reason that Capital One’srevenue is so high as a percentage of assets is because a very largeportion of its loan portfolioconsists of credit card loans, and those yield,as everybody knows, a lot more than, say, a homemortgage does. So its revenue as a percent of assets isthe top in its peer group. But then,if you translate that over intoprofitability,that’s where that 1.1% return on assets is. When you’retalking about profitability for banks, there’stwo measures that you want to look at: yourreturn on assets andyour return on equity. Return on assets is basically yourunlevered profitability. Your return on equity is your leveredprofitability. Here’s the interesting thing about PNC, andthis is one of the reasons that it doesn’t pop up a lot wheninvestors are looking for the top-performing banks — it’s because theirreturn on common equity last year was8.58%. When you’relooking for a 10% return on equity, you think, that’sactually meaningfully below that standard industry benchmark that you want to see. But the reason that it’s below,as we see with its good return on assets,is just because it’s not very levered,which means it’s a very safe bank that’sstill earning a lot of money if you look at it on a levered basis.
- [By Jim Cramer]
Net operating cash flow has increased to $18,937.00 million or 25.72% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow of 25.72%, WELLS FARGO & CO is still growing at a significantly lower rate than the industry average of 301.19%.
Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Rhino Resource Partners LP(RNO)
- [By Alexis Xydias]
Investors are regaining confidence, squeezing pessimists who say the economy remains sluggish outside of Germany and point to record-low trading volume as a lack of conviction in the Euro Stoxxs 61 percent rally of the past two years. Besides gains in stocks from Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA to Renault SA (RNO), yields on Spanish and Italian bonds have declined to a two-year low compared with German bunds and the euro has strengthened 4.6 percent to $1.35 in the past six months.
Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Patni Computer Systems Limited(PTI)
- [By William Romov]
Before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week
Penny Stock Current Share Price Nov. 27-Dec. 1 Gain (as of Dec. 1)
Pyxis Tankers Inc. (Nasdaq: PXS) $4.10 122.83%
Ohr Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: OHRP) $1.28 68.42%
Cerecor Inc. (Nasdaq: CERC) $1.74 47.46%
Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: PTI) $2.52 37.71%
UT Starcom Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: UTSI) $5.20 37.20%
WMIH Corp. (Nasdaq: WMIH) $0.96 33.46%
PhaseRx Inc. (Nasdaq: PZRX) $0.90 30.29%
Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: BLPH) $2.04 29.94%
EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.86 27.76%
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPRX) $4.40 25.71%
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- [By Lisa Levin]
Proteostasis Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PTI) shares shot up 162 percent to $6.16 after the company disclosed 'positive' PTI-428 data with statistical significance.
Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: China Metro-Rural Holdings Limited(CNR)
- [By Max Byerly]
Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) – Cormark raised their Q3 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Canadian National Railway in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, April 10th. Cormark analyst D. Tyerman now expects that the transportation company will post earnings per share of $1.15 for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.14.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Wall Street analysts expect that Canadian National Railway (NYSE:CNI) (TSE:CNR) will announce $1.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Seven analysts have provided estimates for Canadian National Railway’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.06 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.97. Canadian National Railway reported earnings per share of $1.00 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 2%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th.
Top 10 Canadian Stocks To Own Right Now: Silver Wheaton Corp(SLW)
- [By Rich Duprey]
Silver Wheaton (NYSE:SLW), of course, is a streamer like Sandstorm and Franco, but it is the largest in the precious-metals industry, and arguably the best-known, because its business model came to define what streaming is. Although it is known primarily for its silver contracts, Silver Wheaton also has sizable gold production that makes it worth your attention.