Top 5 Clean Energy Companies To Invest In Right Now
Thanks largely to the antics of former CEO Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK ) has been one of the most maligned names in the energy sector. McClendon leveraged the company’s future with debt, intertwined his personal finances with the company’s, and engineered a land-buying program that received significant amounts of bad press topped off with negative portrayal of the industry in Matt Damon’s movie, “Promised Land.” The result has been a nearly 40% slide in Chesapeake Energy stock over the past two years.
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Despite the bad press, the overall position of the natural gas industry has never looked more promising. Companies ranging from Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ: CLNE ) to Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A ) are beginning to initiate programs that rely heavily on natural gas. In the case of Clean Energy, the company is undertaking a major push to create a corridor of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, filling stations across the country to allow trucks to carry freight on LNG power rather than diesel. This type of transition is likely to eventually trickle down to passenger vehicles, which currently are not fully viable as an LNG alternative. While Chesapeake Energy stock once benefited from the company’s partial ownership of Clean Energy, that stake is likely to be sold to help meet debt obligations.
Top 5 Clean Energy Companies To Inv est In Right Now: Veolia Environnement(VE)
Veolia Environnement S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides environmental management services to individuals, public authorities, and industrial and commercial services customers worldwide. It operates in four segments: Water, Environmental Services, Energy Services, and Transportation. The Water segment offers water and wastewater services, including the management and operation of large-scale and customized drinking water plants, wastewater decontamination and recycling plants, drinking water distribution networks, and wastewater collection networks; and provision of call centers and billing services. The Environmental Services segment provides waste management and logistical services, which include waste collection, waste processing, cleaning of public spaces, maintenance of production equipment, treatment of polluted soil, and management of waste discharge at industrial sites. The Energy Services segment offers a range of energy management services comprising o peration of heating and cooling networks, decentralized energy production, thermal and multi-technical services, industrial utilities, installation and maintenance of production equipment, integrated facilities management, and electrical services on public streets and roads; and provides heating systems maintenance services, plumbing and renewable energy services, and meter-reading services. The Transportation segment operates various bus networks, suburban trains, tramways, metros, and ferries, as well as offers customized transportation-on-demand services. This segment also provides intercity and regional passenger transportation, infrastructure management and airport services, and transportation management services. The company was formerly known as Vivendi Environnement and changed its name to Veolia Environnement S.A. in April 2003. Veolia Environnement S.A. was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Paris, France.
Top 5 Clean Energy Companies To Invest In Right Now: Cml Microsystems(CML.L)
CML Microsystems Plc, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets a range of semiconductor products, primarily for the communications and data storage markets worldwide. It provides flash controller integrated circuits (ICs) for solid state drive products and removable memory cards; and RISC/DSP processor ICs for industrial networking, automation, security, and biometrics and building automation markets. The company also offers ICs that cover voice, data, signaling, and radio frequency for military communications, professional radio, marine radio, leisure radio, paging, and voice security applications. In addition, it provides voice, data, and signaling ICs for wired telephony and gateway applications. The company offers its products for industrial, professional, and consumer applications within wireless and wireline communications, storage, and networking market areas in the United Kingdom, Germany, the Americas, and the Far East. CML Microsystems Plc was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Maldon, the United Kingdom.
Top 10 Asian Stocks To Watch Right Now: Revlon Inc.(REV)
Revlon, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing, marketing, and selling cosmetics, women?s hair color, beauty tools, anti-perspirant deodorants, fragrances, skincare, and other beauty care products worldwide. The company?s cosmetics include face makeup products, including foundation, powder, blush, concealers, bronzers, and finishers; lip makeup products comprising lipsticks, lip glosses, and lip liners; eye makeup products consisting of mascaras, eyeliners, eye shadows, and brow products; nail color and nail care products, such as enamels, treatments, and cuticle preparations; and face and eye makeup removers. Its beauty tools comprise nail, eye, and pedicure grooming tools, such as clippers, scissors, files, tweezers, eye lash curlers, and makeup brushes; and fragrances consist of perfumes, eau de toilettes, colognes, and body sprays. The company markets its products primarily under Revlon, Revlon ColorStay, Revlon Super Lustrous, Revlon Age Defying, A l may Intense i-Color, Almay Smart Shade, Revlon ColorSilk, Mitchum, Charlie, Jean Nate, Ultima II, and Gatineau names. Revlon, Inc. sells its products through sales representatives and independent distributors to mass volume retailers, chain drug stores, chemist shops, hypermarkets, general merchandise stores, department stores; other specialty stores, such as perfumeries; and to the United States military exchanges and commissaries. It also licenses its brand names to third parties for the manufacture and sale of beauty-related products and accessories. The company was founded in 1932 and is based in New York, New York. Revlon, Inc. is a subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
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Revlon stock has had a checkered history and spent a large part of 2009 in the $2 range. The company however seems to have found its mojo. The current market value of $761 million the company sports a trailing PE of 2.45. However, taking away the effect of one time tax benefits, the PE is actually close to 11. The company is projected to grow EPS by 32% next year. Be wary of the high debt and negative book value though.
Top 5 Clean Energy Companies To Invest In Right Now: Cornerstone OnDemand Inc.(CSOD)
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. provides learning and talent management solution delivered as software-as-a-service. The company offers three integrated cloud-based solutions for learning management, performance management, and extended enterprise. Its Cornerstone Learning Cloud helps clients deliver and manage enterprise training and development programs, as well as links employee development to other parts of the talent management lifecycle, including performance management and succession planning. The company?s Cornerstone Performance Cloud allows clients to direct and measure performance at the individual, departmental, and organizational level through competency management, organizational goal setting, performance appraisal, compensation management, and development planning. Its Cornerstone Extended Enterprise Cloud helps clients extend learning and talent management to their customers, vendors, and distributors. The company also offers consulting services comprising impl ementation, integration, content, business consulting, and educational services; and account services, as well as resells third-party e-learning content. Its clients include multi-national corporations, large domestic enterprises, mid-market companies, public sector organizations, higher education institutions, and non-profit entities. The company sells its solution and services directly through its own sales force in North America and Europe; and indirectly through domestic and international network of distributors. Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.
Top 5 Clean Energy Companies To Invest In Right Now: Broadway Financial Corporation(BYFC)
Broadway Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Broadway Federal Bank, f.s.b. that provides financial intermediary services and accepts deposits primarily in California. Its deposit products include passbook savings accounts, non-interest bearing checking accounts, NOW and other demand accounts, money market accounts, and fixed-term certificates of deposit. The company also offers loan products comprising multi-family and commercial real estate lending, one to four-family mortgage lending, commercial lending, construction lending, and consumer lending products. As of August 23, 2011, it operated three full service branches, two in the city of Los Angeles, and one in the city of Inglewood, California. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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