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[ October 25, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 32635 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Deere & Company (DE) has been selected as the official supplier of golf course machinery for highly coveted women’s professional golf tournament – The 2015 Solheim Cup to be held in Germany. Only 12 best golfers from Europe and United States will participate in this tournament. The tournament was first held in 1990 and since then was staged in every even number years until 2002. Starting 2003, the tournament is held in odd number years. In 2015, the tournament will be held at St Leon-Rot golf course in Germany from Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2015. The venue is also advantageous considering that it is close to Deeres European headquarters in Mannheim, Germany, and its German sales branch. According to the agreement with the Ladies European Tour (LET) and St. Leon-Rot Golf Club, Deere will provide machinery and services through its European dealer network. Deere has a successful partnership with … Continue reading

[ October 25, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 90797 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

In this segment from Tuesday’s Market Checkup, Motley Fool health-care analysts David Williamson and Michael Douglass look at Merck (NYSE: MRK  ) , and why its pipeline is one investors should be excited about today. Amazingly, Merck looks as though it will be the first to market with its PD1 immuno-oncology drug 3475, beating the seeming favoriteBristol-Myers Squibb’s (NYSE: BMY  ) nivolumab. David tells investors why he’s excited about this coming megablockbuster and its potential for off-label use, as well as which key trials for the drug investors will want to watch for this year. 6 stock picks poised for incredible growthThey said it couldn’t be done. But David Gardner has proved them wrong time, and time, and time again with stock returns like 926%, 2,239%, and 4,371%. In fact, just recently one of his favorite stocks became a 100-bagger. And he’s ready to do it again. You can uncover his scientific … Continue reading

[ October 25, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 10756 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

The Connecticut-based petroleum refiner, Northern Tier Energy LP (NTI), announced on Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement that would sell it off to Western Refining Inc. in a deal reportedly worth $775 million. Northern Tier Energy said that its private equity sponsors, ACON Investments and TPG, have struck a definitive agreement that would sell all of their interests in the East Coast refining company to Texas-based Western Refining. According to sources, the deal also includes the distribution on the common shares acquired with respect to the last quarter ending on 9/30/2013; as a result, Western Refining now owns the general partner in its entirety along with a 38.7% stake in Northern Tier Energy. Best Energy Companies To Buy Right Now: Ivanhoe Energy Inc (IVAN) Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (Ivanhoe), incorporated on February 21, 1995, is an independent international heavy oil development and production company. Ivanhoes core operations are in … Continue reading

[ October 25, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 43914 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new five-year strategic plan to improve safety for elderly drivers and passengers. Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically and with it, that group’s numbers of injuries and deaths. Since 2003, the population of older adults, defined as age 65 and older, has increased by 20% and the number of licensed older drivers increased by 21% to 35 million in 2012, according to NHTSA. Last year, NHTSA reported that 5,560 people older than 65 died and 214,000 were injured in car crashes, a 3% spike in fatalities and a 16% spike in injuries compared with 2011. That’s in addition to an increased risk of death or serious injury in even low-severity crashes, NHTSA stated. Top 5 Safest Stocks For 2015: Mattress Firm Holding Corp (MFRM) Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (Mattress … Continue reading

[ October 25, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 75394 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

The past week has seen some interesting news about or interviews with executives at chip maker Advanced Micro Devices, Inc (NYSE: AMD) that might also be relevant for investors in competitors like Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA). I should mention that we an open position in Advanced Micro Devices in our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfolio from last summer up until late January when we locked in a small loss. We got out because our SCN EO is a trading portfolio rather than a long term buy and hold portfolio and shares had sunk again after the company reported earnings a repeat performance of what happened after the last three previous earnings reports. However, we have recently re-added Advanced Micro Devices to our SCN EO portfolio because the companycontinues to perform and with thetechnological advances in the gaming space, the company appears to be … Continue reading