Category Archives: Penny Stocks

[ April 1, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 34765 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Bank hacktavists are at it again, and this time Regions Financial (NYSE: RF  ) was the target. The large regional bank’s website was down part of the day last Friday, and the bank confirmed that it had been the victim of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Online customers were unable to access their accounts, or if they could, found that their login information or debit card transactions were being denied. Although Region’s site seemed to be up and running by late Friday, these kinds of attacks are becoming the norm, and are striking regional banks more often. Are banks truly taking these attacks seriously, and what are they doing to protect themselves? How dangerous? Cyber attacks on websites, particularly the DDoS-type of disruption, first began in 2001. Back then, sites like eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY  ) and Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO  ) were targeted, possibly in an attempt to disrupt e-commerce. Since then, … Continue reading

[ March 31, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 73323 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Which sectors with lackluster returns this year are the best candidates to rebound in 2014? asks Mike Burnick. In Money and Markets, he notes that industries at the back of the pack one year often rise to the top in following years. That is the time-tested dynamic of mean reversion, which I have seen play out time and again over many decades. And one sector at the top of my list of potential outperformers is energy. In October, for the first time in nearly two decades, the US produced more crude oil than it imported. That will be the lowest amount of imported oil since 1985. And within the next ten years, the US will become the world’s largest oil producer. This is truly a great American success story that’s still unfolding, because the domestic energy boom is just getting started. So why are energy stocks underperforming? In what seems … Continue reading

[ March 31, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 15360 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Given the overall performance of the midstream industry during the past year and a half, a company that repeatedly offers up a poor performance come earnings time is going to stand out. Enbridge Energy Partners (NYSE: EEP  ) is one such company. In this video, contributor Aimee Duffy takes a quick look at what is hurting EEP, how it compares to its midstream peers, and whether or not this master limited partnership has a bright future ahead of it. The growing production of natural gas from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling is flooding the North American market and resulting in record-low prices for natural gas. Enterprise Products Partners, with its superior integrated asset base, can profit from the massive bottlenecks in takeaway capacity by taking on large-scale projects. To help investors decide whether Enterprise Products Partners is a buy or a sell today, click here now to check out The … Continue reading

[ March 31, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 10004 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

In July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act was signed into law; and little did we know at the time, but the drug development process was about to be altered forever. This bill expanded many of the existing governing powers of the FDA, but also added one intriguing new provision — the breakthrough therapy designation. Recognizing unique therapies This new designation, as described on the FDA’s website, is to “assist drug developers to expedite the development and review of new drugs with preliminary clinical evidence that indicates the drug may offer a substantial improvement over available therapies for patients with serious or life-threatening diseases.” Put even more simply, the breakthrough therapy designation is a monumental step in potentially bringing clinically superior drugs to market years ahead of the schedule they’d normally have to follow. Previously, drug developers had to run three separate clinical stage trials. Now, … Continue reading

[ March 31, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 81187 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

In a deal that may not be good enough to resist, Liberty Media Corp. (NASDAQ: LMCA) has offered to buyout shareholders of Sirius XM Radio Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) in a tax-free transaction that would exchange one share of Sirius stock for 0.0760 shares of a new issue of Liberty Series C common stock. Existing shareholders of Libertys Series A and Series B common stock would also receive two shares in the new Series C stock for each share they currently own. Liberty already owns 52% of Sirius. Libertys CEO, Greg Maffei, plumped the benefit of the transaction to Sirius stockholders: Our proposal will allow Sirius public shareholders to convert from a non-controlling stake in a subsidiary into a direct equity position in Liberty, the parent company. … We believe the combined company will have better access to capital and all of Libertys shareholders both its current shareholders and the Sirius … Continue reading