Over the past three decades, the global auto industry has gotten, well, more global. Manufacturers built scores of factories outside their home countries to reduce exposure to currency swings, take advantage of cheaper labor and manufacture cars closer to buyers.
BMW AG makes sport utility vehicles in South Carolina. Toyota Motor Corp. produces sedans in Kentucky. General Motors Co. manufactures pickups in Mexico. Hyundai Motor Co. builds crossovers in the Czech Republic. And almost everyone is producing more of almost everything in China.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Astrotech Corporation(ASTC)
Astrotech Corporation, a technology company, develops, manufactures, and sells miniaturized transportable mass spectrometers and related equipment. The company offers MMS-1000, a small, low power desktop mass spectrometer designed for the laboratory market; OEM-1000, a mass spectrometer component that integrates into customers’ specific packaging and enclosures; and iONTRAC, a process analyzer, which provides in-situ real-time monitoring of industrial processes. Its customers include government agencies, research organizations, and universities. The company is also developing a Salmonella vaccine. In addition, it provides Astral Black ICE, a system with customized off the shelf hardware for black and white feature film and televisions series digitization and restoration markets; and Astral Color ICE, a standalone software solution that integrates into film scanners to enable color image correction and enhancement. Astrotech Corporation was founded in 1984 is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
- [By Money Morning Staff Reports]
After looking at last week’s top performing penny stocks, we’ll show you a small-cap stock with real growth potential that just popped up on our radar…
Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
New Age Beverage Corp. (NADAQ: NBEV) $3.94 286.79%
India Globalization Capital Inc. (NYSE: IGC) $2.18 181.55%
Ascent Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCMA) $2.16 103.85%
Netlist Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) $0.73 80.56%
Oragenics Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) $0.92 71.63%
Astrotech Corp. (NASDAQ: ASTC) $3.44 68.37%
Command Security Corp. (NYSE: MOC) $2.77 51.09%
Oasmia Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: OASM) $3.57 50.66%
NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: NBY) $2.10 48.15%
Navidea Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSE: NAVB) $0.25 45.72%
While the gains these stocks made are exciting, they also highlight the danger of investing in penny stocks.
- [By Alexander Bird]
We’re talking 471% potential gains…
Penny Stock Current Share Price Last Week’s Gain
Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) $2.50 158.64%
Astrotech Corp. (Nasdaq: ASTC) $4.17 132.80%
Xenetic Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: XBIO) $5.58 71.95%
Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) $2.73 38.43%
United States Antimony Corp. (NYSE: UAMY) $0.49 36.47%
Soeno Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: SLNO) $2.65 33.05%
Fibrocell Science Inc. (Nasdaq: FCSC) $3.16 31.36%
Teekay Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: TNK) $1.30 29.70%
Neovasc Inc. (Nasdaq: NVCN) $0.04 27.30%
Actinium Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCMKTS: ATNM) $0.24 25.98%
While the gains of last week’s top penny stocks are exciting, investors who know where to look can unlock even bigger gains…
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: Regions Financial Corporation(RF)
Regions Financial Corporation, incorporated on February 13, 2004, is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its banking operations through Regions Bank, an Alabama state-chartered commercial bank, which is a member of the Federal Reserve System. The Company operates in three segments: Corporate Bank, Consumer Bank and Wealth Management. The Company provides traditional commercial, retail and mortgage banking services, as well as other financial services in the fields of asset management, wealth management, securities brokerage, insurance brokerage, trust services, merger and acquisition advisory services, and other specialty financing. The Company operates approximately 1,960 automated teller machines (ATMs) and over 1,630 banking offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
The Company’s total loans amount to approximately $81,162 million. Its investment securities available for sale include the United States Treasury securities, Federal agency securities, Obligations of states and political subdivisions, Mortgage-backed securities (MBS), Corporate and other debt securities, and Equity securities. The Company’s total securities amount to approximately $22,710 million. Deposits are the Company’s primary source of funds. The Company’s deposits consist of non-interest-bearing demand deposit, savings deposit, interest-bearing transaction deposit, money market-domestic deposit, money market-foreign deposit, time deposits and corporate treasury time deposits. Its total deposits amount to approximately $98,430 million.
In addition to its banking operations, the Company provides additional financial services through its subsidiaries. Regions Insurance Group, Inc., a subsidiary of the Company, is an insurance broker that offers insurance products through its subsidiaries, which include Regions Insurance, Inc., Trilogy Risk Specialists, Inc.! and Regions Insurance Services, Inc. Through its insurance brokerage operations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, Regions Insurance, Inc. offers insurance coverage for various lines of personal and commercial insurance, such as property, vehicle, casualty, life, health and accident insurance. Regions Insurance, Inc. also provides services related to employee benefits. Trilogy Risk Specialists, Inc. operates as a wholesale insurance broker assisting retail insurance brokers in placing insurance coverage for the retail brokers’ customers with risk bearing entities. Regions Insurance Services, Inc. offers various insurance products, such as crop, life and environmental insurance.
Regions Equipment Finance Corporation and Regions Commercial Equipment Finance, LLC provide equipment financing products, focusing on commercial clients. Regions Investment Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Regions Bank, offers investments and insurance products to Regions Bank customers. In addition, Regions Bank and Regions Investment Services, Inc. also maintain an agreement with Cetera Investment Services, LLC to offer securities, insurance and advisory services to Regions Bank customers through dually employed financial consultants. Regions Securities LLC, a subsidiary of the Company, serves as a broker-dealer to commercial clients and acts in an advisory capacity to merger and acquisition transactions.
Corporate Bank Segment
The Corporate Bank segment represents the Company’s commercial banking functions, including commercial and industrial, commercial real estate and investor real estate lending. The segment also includes equipment lease financing. Corporate Bank customers are corporate, middle market and commercial real estate developers and investors.
Consumer Bank Segment
The Consumer Bank segment represents the Company’s branch network, including consumer banking products and servic! es relate! d to residential first mortgages, home equity lines and loans, small business loans, indirect loans, consumer credit cards and other consumer loans, as well as the corresponding deposit relationships. The segment’s services are also provided through alternative channels, such as the Internet and telephone banking.
Wealth Management Segment
The Wealth Management segment offers individuals, businesses, governmental institutions and non-profit entities a range of solutions to enable transfer of wealth. Its offerings include credit related products, trust and investment management, asset management, retirement and savings solutions, estate planning and personal and commercial insurance products.
- [By Shane Hupp]
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- [By Max Byerly]
Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the seventeen research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eleven have assigned a hold recommendation, four have given a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $17.83.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Traders sold shares of Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) on strength during trading on Monday. $25.97 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $61.06 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $35.09 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Regions Financial had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Regions Financial traded up $0.01 for the day and closed at $18.98
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Laurion Capital Management LP bought a new stake in Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund bought 494,861 shares of the bank’s stock, valued at approximately $8,799,000.
Hot Warren Buffett Stocks To Buy Right Now: New Century Bancorp Inc.(NC)
New Century Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for New Century Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in southeastern North Carolina. Its deposit product line comprises checking, savings, NOW, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit, and non-interest-bearing demand and time deposits. The company?s loan portfolio includes one-to-four family and multi-family residential loans; construction loans; home equity lines of credit; commercial real estate loans; commercial and industrial loans; and loans to individuals. It operates main office in Dunn; and branch offices in Clinton, Goldsboro, Lillington, Greenville, Fayetteville, Lumberton, Pembroke, and Raeford. The company is headquartered in Dunn, North Carolina.
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NACCO Industries Inc (NYSE:NC)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 07, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) and NACCO Industries (NYSE:NC) are both consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.