Category Archives: Penny Stocks

[ November 23, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 19534 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Spruce Point Capital Management, LLC has released a research report about small cap robotics stock iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) entitled About to Short Circuit, meaning investors should take a closer look at the report, thestockand the performance ofrobotics peer Adept Technology Inc (NASDAQ: ADEP) andthe Robo-Stox Global Robotics & Automation ETF (NASDAQ: ROBO). I should mention that we used to have both Adept Technology and iRobot Corporation in our SmallCap Network Elite Opportunity (SCN EO) portfoliobecause we see therobotics subsector improving as companies aim to reduce overhead and improve efficiencies through machine to machine (M2M) automation. What is iRobot Corporation? Founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists with the vision of making practical robots a reality, small cap iRobot Corporation employs more than 500 of the robotics industrys top professionals -including mechanical, electrical and software engineers and related support staff. iRobot Corporation’s home robots help people find smarter … Continue reading

[ November 23, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 16540 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

NEW YORK Small-company stocks, which have been market leaders in this record-breaking year, are heading into a period that traditionally has been a seasonal sweet spot. But so far in December, performance has been sour for all stocks. A patch of profit-taking has taken hold as the market suffers a loss of momentum, raising questions about whether small caps can reignite as they have in the past. Wall Street’s infatuation with small stocks is best illustrated by the stellar performance of the Russell 2000, a small-company stock index that has gained 32.2% this year, outpacing the large-company Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index, up 25.2%, and the Dow Jones industrial average, up 20.7%. The big gains enjoyed by small-company stocks have been driven by a supportive credit backdrop made possible by the Federal Reserve’s easy-money policies, although a spate of strong economic data this week has investors worried the Fed … Continue reading

[ November 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 8737 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

“Celebration” is not the word that comes to mind as market players observe the fifth-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers crash. Rather, what now inspires investors to remember the crash is the cautionary tale it offers of the terrible things that can happen when the financial world spins out of control. Indeed, “caution” is a better word to describe why anybody should mark the date of Sept. 15, 2008, when Lehman filed for bankruptcy, according to Jon Sundt, president and chief executive of alternative investment firm Altegris. “I think 2008 crystallized this idea that you need to be diversified,” Sundt (left) said in a recent interview with ThinkAdvisor. “The people who didn’t have diversified portfolios to this day are still suffering. It’s a stark reminder that you had better build a portfolio that can survive bad unforeseen outcomes.” Hot Healthcare Technology Companies To Buy Right Now: USmart Mobile Device Inc … Continue reading

[ November 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 70622 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Infrastructure protection specialist Aegion (NASDAQ: AEGN  ) announced yesterday that it was acquiring maintenance, contraction, and engineering firmBrinderson for $150 million and that the deal will close on July 1. Brinderson primarily focuses on the oil and gas industry by providingmajor refinery maintenance, repairs, and retrofits, but it derives approximately 75% of its revenues from recurring activities developed through long-term contracts and nearly 40 master service agreements. For the 12-month period ending March 31, Brinderson’s generated revenues totaling approximately $231 million and adjusted EBITDA was $23.8 million. Aegion President and CEO J. Joseph Burgesssaid: “Following the acquisition, Aegion’s energy and mining revenues from recurring operating and maintenance activities are expected to exceed 50%, compared to 45% prior to the acquisition. This transaction marks the beginning of a strategic effort to expand our capabilities in this important sector of the United States energy market.” Top 5 Oil Stocks To Invest In Right … Continue reading

[ November 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 81083 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Few business luminaries of our time have built the kind of resume that Steve Jobs did in his 56 years on Earth. He co-founded Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) , sparked revolutions in personal and mobile computing, nurtured Pixar into a household name before selling it to Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) , and transformed the music industry, among many other accomplishments. No one would argue that Jobs needed to do more, but there’s a way that he could have done more that would have been remarkably easy: have coffee with a stranger for an hour. We’ll never know That’s exactly what his successor, Tim Cook, did. Last month, he donated a coffee date to CharityBuzz, which would auction off the meet-and-greet and send the proceeds to the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The “estimated value” of the date was pegged at $50,000. Two days later, bidding had reached more … Continue reading