There was a time, not all that long ago, when some of the hottest stocks to buy were coal stocks. Between demand for energy and for the metallurgical coal used in making steel, demand was super-high, not only here, but around the world as well. That all changed, and as recently as just a few years ago, the industry was on life support, especially when candidate Hillary Clinton famously declared on the campaign trail We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.
There has been a big resurgence in coal use and demand since then, with prices being driven substantially higher by overseas demand, especially from India. A new Jefferies research report notes the increase in demand and pricing and also points out that the top companies are buying back their own shares in a big way:
We have increased our seaborne coal price forecasts to reflect supply constraints and a positive demand outlook. Chinese supply growth is a near term risk, but a sustainable collapse in seaborne prices is unlikely. Longer term, demand growth in India and other emerging markets should more than offset a decline in demand in the developed world and China.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2021: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.(CTBI)
Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. (CTBI), incorporated on August 12, 1980, is a bank holding company. The Company operates in the community banking services segment. The Company owns a commercial bank and a trust company, serving small and mid-sized communities in eastern, northeastern, central and south central Kentucky; southern West Virginia, and northeastern Tennessee. The commercial bank is Community Trust Bank, Inc., Pikeville, Kentucky (CTB) and the trust company is Community Trust and Investment Company in Lexington, Kentucky. Through its subsidiaries, CTBI engages in a range of commercial and personal banking and trust and wealth management activities, which include accepting time and demand deposits; making secured and unsecured loans to corporations, individuals and others; providing cash management services to corporate and individual customers; issuing letters of credit; renting safe deposit boxes, and providing funds transfer services.
The Company’s consumer and commercial community banking services include residential and commercial real estate loans; checking accounts; regular and term savings accounts and savings certificates; service securities brokerage services; consumer loans; debit cards; annuity and life insurance products; individual retirement accounts and Keogh plans; commercial loans; trust and wealth management services; commercial demand deposit accounts, and repurchase agreements. Its corporate subsidiaries act as trustees of personal trusts, as executors of estates, as trustees for employee benefit trusts, as paying agents for bond and stock issues, as investment agent, as depositories for securities, and as providers of service brokerage and insurance services.
The lending activities of CTB include making commercial loans, including construction, secured by real estate, equipment lease financing and other commercial loans; residential loans, including real estate construction, real estate mortgage and home equity, an! d consumer loans, including consumer direct and consumer indirect. It also includes lease-financing, lines of credit, revolving lines of credit, term loans and other specialized loans, including asset-based financing. Its total commercial loans amounted to approximately $14682.351 million; total residential loans amounted to approximately $859.074 million, and total consumer amounted to approximately $516.536 million. The Company’s total loans amounted to approximately $2873.961 million.
The Company classifies its securities into held-to-maturity, trading or available-for-sale categories. Its portfolio of securities includes the United States Treasury securities, government agencies and government sponsored agency mortgage-backed securities; state and political subdivisions, and other securities. The Company’s total securities available-for-sale with fair value amounted to approximately $594.93 million and securities held-to-maturity with fair value amounted to approximately $1.651 million.
Sources of Funds
The sources of funds include deposits and other borrowed funds. The deposits include non-interest bearing deposits, negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit of approximately $100,000 and other time deposits. Its total deposits amounted to approximately $2.956599 billion. The other borrowed funds include repurchase agreements and federal funds purchased; advances from Federal Home Loan Bank, and long-term debt. Its total other borrowed funds is approximately $333.253 million. Its total deposits and other borrowed funds is approximately $3.28 billion.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Community Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:CTBI) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report issued on Wednesday.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
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Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2021: Newmont Mining Corporation(NEM)
Newmont Mining Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the mining industry. It primarily acquires, develops, explores for, and produces gold, silver, and copper. The companys operations and/or assets are located in the United States, Australia, Peru, Indonesia, Ghana, and Suriname. As of December 31, 2015, it had proven and probable gold reserves of 73.7 million ounces and an aggregate land position of approximately 20,000 square miles. The company was founded in 1916 and is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
- [By Neha Chamaria]
In fact, there couldn’t be a better time to buy gold stocks, given the ongoing industry consolidation. Two massive recent deals — Barrick Gold’s (NYSE:GOLD) merger with Randgold Resources and Newmont Mining’s (NYSE:NEM) impending acquisition of Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) — are creating the world’s two largest publicly traded gold mining companies. More recently, Barrick Gold even made a takeover bid for Newmont Mining, but the two gold mining giants have only agreed to combine their operations in Nevada in a joint venture as of this writing. These developments make investing in gold stocks now incredibly interesting.
- [By Chris Hill]
It’s not every day that mining companies make the news here, and that’s because investors are often better off ignoring them. But Barrick Gold(NYSE:GOLD) and Newmont Mining(NYSE:NEM) have been tying up in a big way, creating something to the tune of a $30 billion joint venture in the gold space.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2021: VirnetX Holding Corp(VHC)
VirnetX Holding Corporation engages in developing and commercializing software and technology solutions for securing real-time communications over the Internet. Its software and technology solutions, which include secure domain name registry and GABRIEL Connection Technology, facilitate secure communications and create a secure environment for real-time communication applications, such as instant messaging, voice over Internet protocol, smart phones, eReaders, and video conferencing. The company focuses on commercializing its technology to original equipment manufacturers within the IP-telephony, mobility, fixed-mobile convergence, and unified communications markets. VirnetX Holding Corporation was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Scotts Valley, California.
- [By Keith Noonan]
VirnetX Holding (NYSEMKT:VHC) stock gained 19.4% in February, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The software and intellectual-property company scored a big legal win against Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) in January, as an appeals court shut down the tech giant’s challenge to a previous ruling that found it had infringed on patents held by VirnetX. The decision sent VirnetX shares skyrocketing, and the positive momentum continued last month.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
VirnetX Holding Co. (NYSEAMERICAN:VHC) saw a large decrease in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 10,098,752 shares, a decrease of 3.6% from the September 14th total of 10,476,545 shares. Approximately 18.5% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 633,053 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 16.0 days.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2021: MV Oil Trust(MVO)
MV Oil Trust (the Trust), incorporated on August 3, 2006, is a statutory trust. The Trust acquires and holds a term net profits interest for the benefit of the Trust unitholders. MV Partners, LLC (MV Partners) is a limited liability company engaged in the exploration, development, production, gathering and aggregation and sale of oil and natural gas, primarily in the Mid-Continent region in the United States. The Trust has interest in underlying properties consisting of MV Partner’s net interests in all of its oil and natural gas properties located in the Mid-Continent region in the states of Kansas and Colorado. These oil and gas properties include approximately 1,000 producing oil and gas wells. The Trust is managed by Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. as Trustee. Approximately 62% of the net acres included in the Trust’s underlying properties are located in the El Dorado Area, which is in southeastern Kansas, and in the Northwest Kansas Area.
El Dorado Area
The underlying properties located in the El Dorado Area are operated on behalf of MV Partners by Vess Oil and are located in the El Dorado, Augusta and Valley Center Fields. Vess Oil Corporation (Vess Oil) is involved in infill drilling, well re-entries, plugback and deepening recompletion operations, and various types of restimulation work and equipment optimization programs to reduce the natural decline in production from these fields. The El Dorado Field is located atop the Nemaha Ridge in Central Butler County, Kansas. Up to 15 horizons contain hydrocarbons, ranging from the Admire Sands, at a depth of 650 feet, to the Arbuckle Dolomite, at a depth of 2,500 feet. The primary producing intervals are the Admire, Lansing-Kansas City, Viola, Simpson and Arbuckle. The Augusta Field covers approximately 10 square miles of Butler County, Kansas. The Trust is primarily engaged in the production at the Arbuckle interval along with the Simpson and Lansing-Kansas City intervals. The Augusta Field is an extension of t! he El Dorado Field. The Valley Center Field covers approximately 60 square miles of Sedgwick County, Kansas. The Valley Center Field production operations are located at the Viola interval, which is located at an average depth of 2,500 feet.
Northwest Kansas Area
Each of Vess Oil and Murfin Drilling Company, Inc. (Murfin Drilling) operate leases on behalf of MV Partners at the underlying properties that are located in the Northwest Kansas Area. The primary fields in this area are the Bemis-Shutts, Trapp, Ray and Hansen Fields. Vess Oil and Murfin Drilling are engaged in polymer treatment program at these fields. The Bemis-Shutts Field is located on the Fairport Anticline within the Central Kansas Uplift. The field consists of 17,080 acres in northeastern Ellis and southeastern Rooks Counties, Kansas. The Trust is engaged in the production at the Arbuckle interval at a depth of 3,300 feet and the Lansing-Kansas City interval at a depth of 2,800 feet. The Trapp Field consists of 35,900 acres in Russell and Barton Counties, Kansas. Production is primarily from the Lansing-Kansas City and Shawnee limestones and the Arbuckle dolomite. The Hansen Field is located along the crest of the Stuttgart-Huffstutor Anticline. Production from this field is primarily come from the Lansing-Kansas City limestone. The Ray Field is located on the eastern flank of the Central Kansas Uplift. Production is primarily from the Arbuckle dolomite and the Gorham sands with additional production from the Lansing-Kansas City interval along the eastern flank of the field. The Hansen and Ray Fields consist of over 7,000 acres in Philips and Norton Counties, Kansas. Murfin Drilling operates the leases held by MV Partners in the Trapp, Hansen and Ray Fields.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Jones Energy (NYSE: MVO) and MV Oil Trust (NYSE:MVO) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.
- [By Max Byerly]
MV Oil Trust (NYSE: MVO) and Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR.A) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks For 2021: RealD Inc(RLD)
RealD Inc., together with its subsidiaries, licenses stereoscopic 3D technologies in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company designs, manufactures, licenses, and markets its RealD Cinema Systems that enable digital cinema projectors to show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content to consumers wearing the company?s RealD eyewear. It also offers RealD Display, active and passive eyewear ,and RealD Format technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers, and content producers and distributors to enable the delivery and viewing of 3D content on high definition televisions, laptops, and other displays. In addition, the company sells CrystalEyes eyewear, monitors, digital light processing television kits, polarizer films, emitters, and linear polarizing systems to companies, government agencies, academic institutions, and research and development organizations for applications in piloting the Mars Rover and in theme park installations. RealD Inc. was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California.
- [By Shane Hupp]
News coverage about RealD (NYSE:RLD) has been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. RealD earned a news impact score of -0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1473505020268 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.