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Neutral Rating Warranted on Achillion Pharmaceuticals

Neutral Rating Warranted on Achillion Pharmaceuticals

The research division of investment bank Maxim Group updated its rating on the shares of Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN) from ‘neutral’ rating to a ‘buy’ rating. The report has valued the shares at $6, almost double from the current price levels. However, the Street ratings appear mixed. Case in point, Zacks Research has downgraded […]

By April 30, 2014 Read More →
ANV and KGJI Will be winners in Gold’s Surprise Rally

ANV and KGJI Will be winners in Gold’s Surprise Rally

Rising tensions regarding more Crimea-like annexations by Russia in the Ukraine have triggered a rally in gold prices. Apart from the seemingly ever present tailwinds from China, concerns of volatile geo-political equations in Russia have buttressed the yellow metal’s safe-haven appeal. This means better times for gold stocks Allied Nevada Gold Corp. (NYSE: ANV) and […]

By April 30, 2014 Read More →
Can NQ Mobile Shake Off the Dark Cloud Hanging Over It?

Can NQ Mobile Shake Off the Dark Cloud Hanging Over It?

NQ Mobile, Inc. (NYSE: NQ) has had a tumultuous run on the stock market over the past several weeks. The Chinese tech firm is coming under intense pressure following annoying earnings for Q4 2013 and fiscal 2013, which were released mid-April, a suspiciously long period after the initially scheduled earnings date. In addition to reporting […]

By April 29, 2014 Read More →
Attractively Priced Specialty Retailers

Attractively Priced Specialty Retailers

Retailing companies don’t exactly evoke positive sentiments among investors these days and investors are not to be blamed for this. Given the changing competitive landscape because of emergence of online players, brick and mortar players are being exposed to a realm of cut-throat competition and wafer thin margins. As a result, it is a fertile […]

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Bottom Is In For New York & Company

Bottom Is In For New York & Company

New York & Company (NYSE: NWY) began life in 1918 when Harold M. Lane and Samuel A. Lerner cut the ribbon on a new apparel shop in midtown Manhattan. The Lerner Shops appealed to fashion-conscious women shopping on a budget and the specialty retailer was successful enough to brand its own merchandise for sale exclusively […]

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Investors Waking Up to the Huge Opportunities in PQ and HIL

Investors Waking Up to the Huge Opportunities in PQ and HIL

Undervalued and attractive plays in the stock market tend to attract investors’ interest, eventually. Such revival often leads to a buying spree that can put the stocks in a new orbit altogether. PetroQuest Energy Inc. (NYSE: PQ) and Hill International Inc. (NYSE: HIL) are such examples where rerating is underway and although these stocks have […]

By April 28, 2014 Read More →
Any Value in These Oil Marketing Plays?

Any Value in These Oil Marketing Plays?

Rising gas prices at the filling stations in the U.S. have important implications for oil marketing stocks. Data collected by Lundberg Survey Inc. from 2,500 filling stations reveal retail prices have moved to 8 month high levels, indicating better times ahead for marketing and distribution companies Lehigh Gas Partners (NYSE: LGP) and Adams Resources & […]

By April 28, 2014 Read More →
Cold Snap Over for Shoe Carnival

Cold Snap Over for Shoe Carnival

Shoe Carnival Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) is one of the most dominant players in the U.S. family footwear business. The retailer offers a wide array of premium value dressing products for the entire family, including children. With both a national and regional focus, the company currently has over 382 stores under its umbrella in 32 states […]

By April 27, 2014 Read More →
KMG Chemicals Turning the Corner

KMG Chemicals Turning the Corner

KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: KMG) traces its roots back to 1985 and its acquisition of a distribution business for the wood-preserving chemical pentachlorophenol (penta) and coal tar-based creosote, most commonly used to protect railroad ties and utility poles from rotting. Houston-based KMG is the only manufacturer of penta in North America and the only United […]

By April 26, 2014 Read More →
LNDC and ACET: Undervalued Galore but Should You Buy These Chemical Plays?

LNDC and ACET: Undervalued Galore but Should You Buy These Chemical Plays?

Specialty players usually have a competitive advantage that is difficult to be replicated by competitors. This makes them solid picks from an investment point of view. These plays often trade at a premium to general market given their profit margins are much better. As such, things are even better if these plays are available at […]

By April 25, 2014 Read More →
Big Data is Key for Mercury Systems Inc.

Big Data is Key for Mercury Systems Inc.

The rise of big data has been there for everyone to see over the last few years as companies have bought into the trend in a big way. In 2013, big data was seen as crucial to any forward thinking company’s plans and in a way, many companies are seeing the benefits of increased awareness […]

By April 25, 2014 Read More →
Energy Company with a Performance Worth Looking At

Energy Company with a Performance Worth Looking At

REX American Resources Inc. (NYSE: REX) has just completed its most successful quarter ever. The company’s Corn Belt location allowed it to buy its corn inexpensively. Its ICM/Fagen technology enabled its plants to efficiently transform corn into ethanol products. REX continues to get rail cars to transport products to its plants. Its crush spread rose during […]

By April 25, 2014 Read More →