Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Upcoming IPOs Through July

The following is a list of upcoming Initial Public Offerings through the end of July.


ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC. ATRA NASDAQ 7/24/14
SPARK ENERGY, INC. SPKE NASDAQ 7/24/14
MAPI - PHARMA LTD MAPI NASDAQ 7/24/14
TOWNSQUARE MEDIA, LLC TSQ NYSE 7/24/14
IMMUNE DESIGN CORP. IMDZ NASDAQ 7/24/14
INTERSECT ENT, INC. XENT NASDAQ 7/24/14
EL POLLO LOCO HOLDINGS, INC. LOCO NASDAQ 7/25/14
INNOCOLL AG INNL NASDAQ 7/25/14
ORION ENGINEERED CARBONS S.A R.L. OEC NYSE 7/25/14
ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC. WMS NYSE 7/25/14
OCULAR THERAPEUTIX, INC OCUL NASDAQ 7/25/14
CONTRAFECT CORP CFRXU NASDAQ 7/29/14
LANTHEUS HOLDINGS, INC. LNTH NASDAQ 7/30/14
WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PARTNERS LP WLKP NYSE 7/30/14
MACROCURE LTD. MCUR NASDAQ 7/31/14
TRANSOCEAN PARTNERS LLC RIGP NYSE 7/31/14
VASCULAR BIOGENICS LTD. VBLX NASDAQ 7/31/14
SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL SYF NYSE 7/31/14
CATALENT, INC. CTLT NYSE 7/31/14
AVALANCHE BIOTECHNOLOGIES, INC. AAVL NASDAQ 7/31/14
HEALTHEQUITY INC HQY NASDAQ 7/31/14
TOBIRA THERAPEUTICS, INC. TBRA NASDAQ 7/31/14
MARINUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC MRNS NASDAQ  7/31/14

Top Cord Blood Stocks

Recently, a doctor who was diagnosed with leukemia was saved with a cord blood transplant. The doctor was an obstetrician who was unable to find a matching bone marrow donor.

Cord blood comes from the umbilical cords of babies, and contains a large amount of hematopoietic stem cells. Specialized cord blood banks store this blood. Cord blood stem cells are considered far superior to stem cells from bone marrow. The cord blood of a baby is preserved in the event it may be needed at some point in the future for treatment of possible cancer or genetic disease of the child or the child's siblings. Numerous diseases have been treated with cord blood. Information on cord blood and how it is collected, stored, and used, is available at CordBloodStocks.com.

Investors have a few options when investing in the cord blood industry. They can own the stocks of the cord blood banks, they can own the companies that use cord blood to develop cures, or they can own companies that produce extraction and storage products. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has come up with a list of 20 companies involved in the cord blood field.

One example is PerkinElmer, Inc. (PKI), which owns ViaCell, a Cambridge, Massachusetts company which sells ViaCord, a product which is used to preserve baby's umbilical cord blood. They also research and develop other therapeutic uses of umbilical cord blood-derived and adult-derived stem cells. The stock trades at 32 times trailing earnings and sports a yield of 0.6%.

Baxter International Inc. (BAX) makes blood collection bags for umbilical cord blood and develop adult stem-cell therapies. They also own a patent for assembling and methods to process cord blood in a sterile fashion to avoid exposure to bacterial contamination and to disburse the introduction of cryopreservation solution into cord blood at a desired rate, thereby avoiding damage or trauma to the cord blood cells. The stock has a trailing price to earnings ratio of 21 and pays a generous yield of 2.8%.

Celgene (CELG) is a New Jersey company that is involved in the discovery, production, and marketing of therapies designed to treat cancer and immune-inflammatory-related diseases. They own LifeBank USA, a cord blood bank. The stock has a trailing PE of 28.

Amgen Inc. (AMGN) is also funding research into cord blood extraction, preservation, and storage. The stock has a trailing PE of 20 and carries a yield of 2.0%.

For a free list of cord blood and stem cell stocks, which can be downloaded, updated, and sorted, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.


By Stockerblog.com

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bargains in Multilevel Marketing Stocks

The multilevel marketing company, Herbalife Ltd. (HLF), a Los Angeles based company which markets weight management, nutritional supplement, and personal care products, tanked 11% today, Monday, at the close of the market, and down another 2% in after-market trading. This was due to short selling hedge fund manager Bill Ackman announcing that he will reveal tomorrow how Herbalife is a "massive fraud."

This has caused other MLM stocks to sink, creating some potential bargains. Multilevel marketing stocks, or direct selling stocks, which are also known as and network marketing stocks, operate by recruiting salespeople to sell their products. The salespeople receive commissions from their own sales and a portion of the sales of people recruited in their downline.

Herbalife could recover if it survives Ackman's attack. The stock trades at 12 ties trailing earnings and seven times forward earnings.

Tupperware Brands Corporation (TUP) was down slightly. It is an Orlando, Florida based company which markets kitchen products, cosmetics and personal care products. The trailing P/E is 16, and forward P/E is 13. The stock sports a yield of 3.3%.

Avon Products Inc. (AVP) went down by 1.4% today. It is a New York based company which markets cosmetics, fragrances, skin care, and toiletry products, along with various other consumer products. It trades at 14 times forward earnings, and pays a yield of 1.6%.

Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NUS) fell by almost 3%. It is a Provo, Utah based company which markets personal care products and nutritional supplements. The stock has a P/E of 10, and a yield of 1.8%.

USANA Health Sciences Inc. (USNA) dropped almost 7% today. It is a Salt Lake City based company which markets vitamins, minerals, skin products and personal care products. The stock has a P/E of 13, and a forward P/E of 10.

Mannatech Inc. (MTEX)  was down 3% today. It is a Texas based company which markets nutritional supplements, skin care products, and weight-management products. The company's P/E is 12.

If you like interesting stock lists like this, check out the different lists of stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Author does not own any of the above.

By Fred Fuld at Stockerblog.com

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fifth Week of July


  

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends,' also commonly referred to as 'Dividend Capture.' This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.

In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, and the yield.


Bank of Montreal BMO  7/30 4.3%
Casey's Genl. Stores CASY  7/30 1.1%
Epiq Systems EPIQ  7/30 2.8%
Hasbro Inc. HAS  7/30 3.2%
Lifetime Brands LCUT  7/30 1.0%
Affiliated Managers MGR  7/30 6.7%
MOCON Inc. MOCO  7/30 2.8%
PetSmart PETM  7/30 1.3%
Pinnacle West Cap. PNW  7/30 4.0%


 The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com. Most of the lists are free. 

Dividend definitions:

Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.

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Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.

Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

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Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.

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