Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2017


Overview:

Chesapeake Energy is perhaps the greatest turn around story in the E&P sector in 2016. The company suffered tremendously during the first half of the year due to its massive debt load that was exacerbated by the fall in commodity prices early this year. Investors became concerned with Chesapeake’s prospects going forward and many were suspecting that the company was headed for bankruptcy. The shares tumbled to nearly $1/ share at the height of the crisis. Despite such concerns, Doug Lawler and his team were able to turn the ship around and recreate Chesapeake and the result: a run from nearly $1/ share to almost $9/ share. Much of the rise is due to higher commodity prices; however, there has been a great deal of internal value creation that shouldn’t go unnoticed. My team and I at BlackVault were watching CHK throughout the turnaround and decided to add to the shares with an average price of $4.45 and remain long for the longer term.


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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2017: Vitality Biopharma (VBIO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    Opiates are incredibly potent pain relievers forpatients with severe traumatic pain or dealing with end-of-life care, but they are also being increasingly abused. Robert Brooke, the CEO of small cap Vitality Biopharma, Inc. (OTCQB: VBIO), which is dedicated to the development of cannabinoid prodrug pharmaceuticals and to unlocking the power of cannabinoids for the treatment of serious neurological and inflammatory disorders, has recently written an article entitled: What We Should Know About Opiates and Prescription Drug Abuse.

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    When many investors think of medical marijuana — real cannabinoid drugs as opposed to a food or drink with some sort of marijuana plant listed as an ingredient — companies like GW Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:GWPH) and Insys Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:INSY) come to mind. That’s not unreasonable. Insys Therapeutics’ dronabinol oral solution, Syndros(tm), is the first FDA- approved orally administered liquid formulation of the pharmaceutical cannabinoid dronabinol… a pharmaceutical version of tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”). Syndros treats anorexia-driven weight loss for AIDS patients. n the meantime, GW Pharmaceuticals’ cannabinoid-based Sativex has already been approved in several countries as a way of reducing muscle spasticity for multiple sclerosis patients. It’s also being tried as a pain-control drug for cancer patients, demonstrating not just the efficacy of cannabinoids, but the diversity of what the can do.


    Each company’s portfolio and pipeline are promising, as are cannabinoids in general. A yound and hungry outfit called Vitality Biopharma Inc (OTCMKTS:VBIO), though, may take the science of cannabinoid to the next proverbial level.

    Vitality Biopharma’s work so far has aimed to make cannabidiol the next generation of cannabinoid drugs.

    Cannabidiol is a non-psychotropic (meaning it doesn’t get you “high) form of cannabis, and has demonstrated therapeutic effects for major neurological conditions like rare seizure disorders, and also as a way of treating symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Vitality Biopharma’s prodrugs [drugs that are converted into their effective form after being processed in the body] could exert the same therapeutic effects. But, Vitality’s drugs could do this better than most cannabinoids currently do.


    How so? Broadly speaking, and as was noted, Vitality Biopharma’s work to-date has focused on turning cannabidiol into a prodrug, or a drug that doesn’t become its final, active form until it’s

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    Are you an investor interested in learning more about Vitality Biopharma Inc (OTCMKTS:VBIO)? Or, are you looking to take your first look at VBIO? A SeeThruEquity research report posted in August not only has you covered, it underscores all of its hidden bullishness. The report also explains a very impressive target price for Vitality Biopharma shares. In short, the research outfit now believes the stock will see $2.00 per share sooner than later, based on its pipeline and potential market penetration. That’s 38% higher than its current value.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2017: LCA-Vision Inc.(LCAV)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Medical Practitioners: This industry jumped 2.82% by 10:15 am. The top performer in this industry was LCA-Vision (NASDAQ: LCAV), which rose 2.9%. LCA-Vision’s trailing-twelve-month revenue is $91.12 million.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2017: Progress Software Corporation(PRGS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:


    Wall Street expects ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG) to report its quarterly earnings at $0.52 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion. ConAgra shares rose 0.17 percent to $47.68 in after-hours trading. Analysts expect Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) to report its quarterly earnings at $1.08 per share on revenue of $1.81 billion. Darden Restaurants shares gained 0.44 percent to $66.25 in after-hours trading. Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter on Wednesday. Progress Software shares surged 6.19 percent to $26.75 in the after-hours trading session.


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  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $93.15 million.

    Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ: SORL) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.20 per share on revenue of $55.35 million.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

     

    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $3.86 billion. Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $420.05 million. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $2.03 per share on revenue of $847.79 million. Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $2.40 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion. Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $692.48 million. Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $94.64 million. UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.34 per share on revenue of $366.28 million. Exfo Inc (NASDAQ: EXFO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $60.87 million. OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $205.40 million. 8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $11.60 million. Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE: PKE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $35.30 million. Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $24.00 million. Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $56.87 million. Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) is estimated to post earnings for the latest quarter. Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEMD) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.20 per share. Ossen Innovation Co Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: OSN) is projected to post ea

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2017: Continental Resources, Inc.(CLR)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Stifel’s Michael Scialla and Daniel Guffey warn investors not to chase the biggest gainers among the exploration & production stocks, including Denbury Resources (DNR) and Whiting Petroleum (WLL), and instead stick with more stable fare such as Anadarko Petroleum (APC), Rice Energy (RICE), and Continental Resources (CLR). They explain:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Beta Should Lead At The Start of A Rally: Best ideas in the first leg up: Marathon Oil, Devon Energy (DVN), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), and Continental Resources (CLR). If OPEC announces a cut, whether moderate or deep, we expect that in the initial move up, moderate value beta names, like Marathon Oil, Devon Energy, Anadarko Petroleum, andContinental Resources will lead.For a $5 increase in oil prices, we estimate 2017 cash flow per share would increase 12-18% for these stocks vs. the remainder of the group at 12%. Of these four, short interest is modest for all exceptContinental Resources at 25%, among the highest in our universe. Outperformance of these names should be driven by investors adding to long positions, not short covering.

  • [By Robert Rapier]

    At the center of this fracking revolution is the Williston Basin in the Bakken shale formation of North America. Below are our favorite companies operating in this area. Continental Resources (CLR) was a pioneer in the Bakken Formation, entering the Bakken in 2003 with a purchase of 300,000 acres. In 2004, Continental completed the first commercially successful well in the North Dakota Bakken that was both horizontally drilled and fractured.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Stacked pay, when combined with multi-well pad efficiencies really can be a financial game-changer for the industry and its investors. One area where stacked pay is really starting to bear fruit is in the Bakken. Leading driller Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR  ) is also leading in the development of the Three Forks formation, which has multiple pay zones below the Bakken. Unlocking these additional zones is adding tremendous unbooked net resource potential for the company. In fact, Continental thinks there is just as much oil in the Three Forks as there is in the Bakken, which is an absolutely remarkable number.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The large cap E&Ps we cover raised ~ $6.5 billion of equity in 2015 and are likely to consider additional issuance in 2016. Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) raised $1.3 billion on January 5th and Hess Corp. (HES) raised $1.5 billion of equity/equity-linked earlier this month. We think highly leveraged companies such as Devon Energy,Encana andRange Resources (RRC) and companies with a large deficit (before asset sales), such asAnadarko Petroleum and Devon Energy, are most likely to consider raising equity. Additionally, we believe companies such as WPX Energy (WPX), Southwestern Energy (SWN), Marathon Oil, Continental Resources (CLR),Noble Energy and Newfield Exploration (NFX) could issue equity while several levered companies may be unwilling or unable to access equity markets. We do not think Apache, Canadian Natural Resource, EOG Resources (EOG), Occidental Petroleum orPioneer Natural Resources are likely to issue equity this year.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    As oil nears $50, some investors fret that a new round of production could begin, undermining the nascent recovery. Not so, say Guggenheim’s Subash Chandra and Marshall Coltrain, who expect good things from WPX Energy (WPX), Devon Energy (DVN) and Continental Resources (CLR). They explain why:

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2017: Union Pacific Corporation(UNP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

    Expecting a rebound in fundamentals, Bernstein maintains its Outperform rating on Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) despite a third-quarter EPS miss and cautious commentary on pricing.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Clinton 15 stock basket (DBUSCLNT): UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Humana (HUM), McKesson (MCK), Aecom (ACM), Quanta Services (PWR), ExxonMobil (XOM), Alcoa (AA), NextEra Energy (NEE), Cree (CREE), First Solar (FSLR), Facebook (FB), Netflix (NFLX), Prudential Financial (PRU), Citigroup (C), Union Pacific (UNP).

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2017: Unifirst Corporation(UNF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

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    AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) posted upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter, but the company missed analysts’ sales expectations. AeroVironment shares dipped 7.37 percent to $26.40 in the after-hours trading session. Analysts are expecting Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) to have earned $2.03 per share on revenue of $847.79 million in the latest quarter. Acuity Brands shares rose 0.04 percent to $244.75 in after-hours trading. CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ: CAMP) reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter and reported a $25 million buyback plan. The company also issued a weak sales forecast for the current quarter. CalAmp shares gained 0.35 percent to $14.14 in the after-hours trading session. UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.34 per share on revenue of $366.28 million. UniFirst shares slipped 0.72 percent to close at $105.44 on Tuesday. A Schulman Inc (NASDAQ: SHLM) reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter. A Schulman shares rose 1.61 percent to $21.51 in the after-hours trading session.


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  • [By Monica Gerson]

     

    General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.60 per share on revenue of $3.86 billion. Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.05 per share on revenue of $420.05 million. Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $2.03 per share on revenue of $847.79 million. Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $2.40 per share on revenue of $4.49 billion. Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.64 per share on revenue of $692.48 million. Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $94.64 million. UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.34 per share on revenue of $366.28 million. Exfo Inc (NASDAQ: EXFO) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $60.87 million. OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $205.40 million. 8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ: CAFD) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $11.60 million. Park Electrochemical Corp. (NYSE: PKE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.22 per share on revenue of $35.30 million. Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $24.00 million. Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE: IRET) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $56.87 million. Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (NYSE: TIK) is estimated to post earnings for the latest quarter. Aethlon Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEMD) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.20 per share. Ossen Innovation Co Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: OSN) is projected to post ea

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    UniFirst Corp (NYSE: UNF) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $362.62 million.

    Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.29 per share on revenue of $93.15 million.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2017: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company(MJN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Flannelly]

    On Tuesday, JP Morgan analysts upgraded children’s nutrition company Mead Johnson Nutrition (MJN), as they believe the company’s top line growth should be valued more highly than the possible cost headwinds and further Chinese regulations.


    The analysts upgraded MJN from “Neutral” to “Overweight” and see shares reaching $88. This price target suggests a 16% upside to the stock’s Monday closing price of $76.11.

    Mead Johnson Nutrition shares were up 85 cents, or 1.12%, during morning trading on Tuesday. The stock is up 16.71% year-to-date.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2017: Caladrius Biosciences, Inc.(CLBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Caladrius Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: CLBS) watchedits shares soar on Thursday after the company announced a private placement offering. In terms of the specifics, the company entered into securities purchase agreements with several accredited investors for the sale of 4,449,153 shares of its common stock in private placements of $21 million.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2017: Rite Aid Corporation(RAD)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Roberto Pedone]

    One potential earnings short-squeeze candidate is retail drugstore chain operator Rite Aid (RAD), which is set to release numbers on Thursday before the market open. Wall Street analysts, on average, expect Rite Aid to report revenue of $6.27 billion on a loss of 4 cents per share.

    The current short interest as a percentage of the float for Rite Aid is notable at 3.7%. That means that out of the 896 million shares in the tradable float, 33.54 million shares are sold short by the bears. The bears have also been increasing their bets from the last reporting period by 32%, or by about 8.13 million shares. If the bears get caught pressing their bets into a bullish quarter, then shares of RAD could easily explode higher post-earnings as the bears rush to cover some of their short bets.


    From a technical perspective, RAD is currently trending above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, which is bullish. This stock has been uptrending strong for the last six months, with shares moving higher from its low of $1.65 to its recent high of $3.75 a share. During that uptrend, shares of RAD have been consistently making higher lows and higher highs, which is bullish technical price action. That move has now pushed shares of RAD within range of triggering a major breakout trade post-earnings.

    If you’re bullish on RAD, then I would wait until after its report and look for long-biased trades if this stock manages to break out above its 52-week high at $3.75 a share with high volume. Look for volume on that move that hits near or above its three-month average action of 20.36 million shares. If that breakout hits, then RAD will set up to enter new 52-week-high territory, which is bullish technical price action. Some possible upside targets off that breakout are $5 to $6 a share.


    I would avoid RAD or look for short-biased trades if after earnings it fails to trigger that breakout, and then drops back below some key near-term support levels at $3.53

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $8.40 billion.

    CarMax, Inc (NYSE: KMX) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $3.68 billion.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Related SOFO 12 Biggest Mid-Day Losers For Tuesday Earnings Scheduled For December 10, 2015 Related WSCI 15 Biggest Mid-Day Losers For Wednesday Earnings Scheduled For June 21, 2016 Companies Reporting Before The Bell Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.04 per share on revenue of $8.23 billion. Conagra Brands Inc (NYSE: CAG) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.11 billion. Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BASI) is expected to report earnings for the fourth quarter.

     

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Watch For 2017: Hertz Global Holdings Inc(HTZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) has been a roller-coaster ride over the past year, and shareholders may be pleased to know that Wall Street legend and renowned investor Carl Icahn, who is also a 10% owner of the company, bought shares again in a big way last week. Icahn bought a total of 15,080,442 shares at a price of $23.43. The total for the buy was posted at a staggering $350 million. Hertz traded on Friday at $28.65, so the timing looks very solid.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Shares of Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTZ) were cut in half on Tuesday after the company missed earnings in its most recent report. Hertz reported its third-quarter financial results lateon Monday. Although earnings did not live up to expectations, what really hurt in this report was the guidance.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Hertz Global Holdings Inc (NYSE: HTZ) reported weaker-than-expected results for its first quarter and reaffirmed its FY16 earnings guidance. Hertz Global shares gained 2.17 percent to $8.95 in the after-hours trading session.

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