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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2021

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) has been heavily criticized for its product mix, its plans to reinvent the company for the self-driving and electric car future, and its modest presence overseas. Investors have suffered in the process. Ford has just announced the chance it will develop cars with Volkswagen, which is by many measures the largest car manufacturer in the world.

Ford’s shares have been banged like a drum in the past year. It is up 7% to $12, while the S&P 500 is up 25% over the same period and larger rival General Motors Co.’s (NYSE: GM) share is up 23%. Most of Ford’s performance has been put at the feet of new CEO James Hackett, who has been chief executive since last May. Investors liked his two predecessors, Mark Fields and Alan Mulally, better. Hackett has laid out plans to cut legacy costs and advance Ford’s technology, but Wall Street has not been impressed.

VW has trouble of its own. A diesel engine scandal has crippled company management for over two years, although its operating results have not been damaged much. It has had to take huge reserves for repairs and litigation. The CEO of Audi recently stepped down after being arrested. His part in the scandal is not entirely known, but concrete evidence was certainly the catalyst for his downfall.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2021: Gold Standard Ventures Corporation(GSV)

Gold Standard Ventures Corp. is focused on the acquisition and exploration of district-scale and other gold-bearing mineral resource properties completely in the State of Nevada, the United States. The Company operates through the acquisition and exploration of exploration and evaluation assets segment. Its Railroad-Pinion Project is an early to intermediate stage gold exploration project situated at the southeast end of the Carlin Trend of north-central Nevada. The Railroad-Pinion Project straddles the Pinon Range in the Railroad Mining District of northeastern Nevada and consists of a contiguous land position totaling approximately 30,404 gross acres and over 28,721 net acres of land in Elko County, Nevada. The Company has a total of approximately 16,439 gross acres of subsurface mineral rights in the form of patented and unpatented mineral lodes (claims) and over 13,965 gross acres of subsurface mineral rights secured or controlled by a contractual interest in private surface. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Gold Standard Ventures Corp (NYSEAMERICAN:GSV) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,511,796 shares, a drop of 7.7% from the April 30th total of 7,056,069 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 268,131 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 24.3 days. Approximately 5.9% of the company’s stock are sold short.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2021: Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc.(RMCF)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. operates as a franchiser, confectionery manufacturer, and retail operator. It offers a range of chocolate candies and confectionery products. The company?s products include clusters, caramels, creams, mints, and truffles. As of March 31, 2010 it operated 11 owned, 29 franchised/licensed owned, and 305 franchised Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory stores in 36 states in the United States, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Durango, Colorado.

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (NASDAQ: RMCF) and Tootsie Roll Industries (NYSE:TR) are both small-cap retail/wholesale companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2021: Codexis, Inc.(CDXS)

Codexis, Inc. develops biocatalysts for the pharmaceutical and fine chemicals markets. The company provides Codex biocatalyst panels and kits to customers that are engaged in drug development and drug manufacturing to allow them to screen and identify possible enzymes that can be applied in the manufacturing processes for their drug candidates and their marketed products. It also offers enzyme screening services and enzyme optimization services; and supplies enzymes, pharmaceutical intermediates, and active pharmaceutical ingredients. In addition, it develops biocatalysts for use in the fine chemicals market, including food and food ingredients, animal feed, flavors and fragrances, and agricultural chemicals. The company sells its products to pharmaceutical manufacturers through its direct sales and business development force in the United States and Europe. Codexis, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

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  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    This time last year,Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI) and Codexis (NASDAQ:CDXS) were each valued at around $500 million. While both businesses sport a market cap in excess of $1 billion today after an impressive rise last year, they’re still considered small-cap stocks. Judging from recent and expected full-year 2018 operating results, both would make great additions to your portfolio in March.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Codexis Inc (NASDAQ:CDXS)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 26, 2019, 4:30 p.m. ET

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2021: GasLog LP.(GLOG)

GasLog was incorporated in Bermuda on July 16, 2003. GasLog and its subsidiaries are primarily engaged in the ownership, operation and management of vessels in the LNG market, providing maritime services for the transportation of LNG on a worldwide basis and LNG vessel management services. The Group conducts its operations through its vessel-owning subsidiaries and through its vessel management services subsidiary.
Our company and its founders have a long history in shipping and in LNG carriers. Our largest shareholder is Ceres Shipping Ltd. or “Ceres Shipping”, whose founding family’s shipping activities commenced more than 100 years ago and who is currently controlled by our Chairman, Peter G. Livanos. The late Mr. George P. Livanos, father of our current Chairman, established the predecessor to Ceres Shipping. Ceres Shipping also has interests in tankers, dry bulk carriers and containerships.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Several research firms have weighed in on GLOG. Zacks Investment Research downgraded GasLog from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. ValuEngine downgraded GasLog from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 18th. TheStreet downgraded GasLog from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 19th. Finally, Morgan Stanley downgraded GasLog from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $22.00 to $20.00 in a research note on Tuesday, January 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. GasLog has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $21.64.

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    About GasLog

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    GasLog Ltd (NYSE:GLOG)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 14, 2019, 8:30 a.m. ET

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Hot Penny Stocks To Buy For 2019

Shares of United (UAL) surged nearly 5% on Wednesday, one day after the airline giant posted strong first quarter earnings results. Meanwhile, fellow U.S. airline companies also saw their stock prices climb, which might signal that investors are confident about the whole industry as first quarter earnings season really starts to take off.

United posted adjusted first quarter earnings of $0.50 per share, topping our Zacks Consensus Estimates of $0.49 per share. This bottom line beat helped lift United stock, which had sunk more than 13% over the last 12 weeks.

Investors who follow Zacks might have noticed that we pointed out that analysts bumped up their estimates for UAL directly ahead of earnings. Therefore, Zacks noted that United was likely to surpass Q1 earnings estimates, which can lead to an immediate surge in a company’s stock price.

With that said, investors might want to look ahead to see if other airlines are expected to beat earnings estimates soon. We can utilize our Earnings ESP Screener—normally reserved for Zacks Premium customers—in order to search for stocks that are expected to surprise.

This is done because, generally speaking, when an analyst posts an estimate right before an earnings release, it means that they have fresh information which could potentially be more accurate than what analysts thought about a company two or three months ago.

A positive Earnings ESP paired with a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) or better ranking helps us feel confident about the potential for an earnings beat. In fact, our 10-year backtest has revealed that this methodology has accurately produced a positive surprise 70% of the time.

Let’s check out three airline stocks that are set to report their financial results over the next week to see if an earnings beat might be in store.

Hot Penny Stocks To Buy For 2019: SITO Mobile, Ltd.(SITO)

SITO Mobile is a provider of location-based advertising and mobile messaging platforms that allow brands to launch targeted mobile advertising campaigns. The stock is sporting a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and the company has witnessed strong earnings estimate revision activity and is now expected to improve its bottom line by 94% in the current fiscal year.

That earnings growth is projected to come on the back of 25% revenue growth. The company is still expected to be in the red this year, but earnings are estimated to turn positive soon, and EPS expansion is expected to reach an annualized rate of 25% over the next three to five years. Meanwhile, the stock is trading with a respectable P/S ratio of 2.1.

Hot Penny Stocks To Buy For 2019: Codexis, Inc.(CDXS)

While the technology platform isn’t grabbing headlines today, the long-term opportunity presented by enzyme engineering shouldn’t be overlooked by investors. Codexis is a leader in designing biocatalysts, or molecules created from living organisms that increase the efficiency and lower costs of industrial and chemical manufacturing processes. It’s quietly becoming big business for the well-positioned biotech.

In 2017, Codexis grew product revenue 75% from the prior year to nearly $27 million. It raked in enough collaboration revenue to push total sales to $50 million for the first time in company history. The growth stock is just getting started.

Full-year 2018 guidance calls for $60 million to $63 million in revenue at a gross margin of 46.5%. While product revenue is expected to be flat for the year — which was a bit of a disappointment — investors can chalk it up to growing pains for a young technology platform expanding its reach.

Historically, Codexis has only sold its enzymes to improve the efficiency of small-molecule pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. But in the last two years or so, it has expanded into food ingredient manufacturing and DNA sequencing applications. In the near future, it will enter into industrial applications, perhaps in metalworking or leatherworking. It will just take a little time to build a foothold in new industries to enable sustainable growth, so year-over-year numbers could be choppy.

The company isn’t stopping there. While the core business is focused on selling enzymes for improving manufacturing processes, Codexis is beginning partnered clinical trials for an engineered enzyme that could potentially treat the rare disease phenylketonuria (PKU). The fact that it’s not entirely dependent on a biopharma pipeline, and has an incredibly profitable industrial enzyme business, significantly de-risks clinical trials for shareholders.

To summarize, the emergence of machine learning and falling costs of biotech tools are quietly making enzyme engineering easier to apply to a variety of chemical manufacturing processes — and Codexis is one of the only ways to invest in the opportunity today.

Hot Penny Stocks To Buy For 2019: McDonald's Corporation(MCD)

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I recommend taking a closer look at “Strong Buy” stock McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) . The fast food chain has a top rating from the Street in general, with a $187 average price target (13.6% upside potential). Following a Q1 earnings beat, the Street swooped in with bullish moves: Goldman Sachs added the stock to its Conviction Buy list; BMO Capital ramped up its price target $5 to $195; as did RBC Capital (from $170 to $175).

RBC Capital’s David Palmer explains that “a better business is worth a consumer staple multiple.” Looking around the corner, Palmer anticipates rapid free cash flow (FCF) growth with FCF conversion of 105%+ by 2020. He explains: “Over the next few quarters, we believe digital and delivery initiatives, more effective value marketing, product renovation, improving operational focus, and asset improvements can re-accelerate sales growth.”

Right now McDonald’s is in the process of bringing fresh cooked-to-order beef patties to all of its U.S. restaurants. “They wanted a hotter and juicier Quarter Pounder, and we wanted to deliver it to them,” says MCD’s manager for Michigan and Oregon.  Just switching to fresh beef and delivery alone could each bolster same-store-sales growth by as much as 3-4% when fully rolled out.

And what could be juicier than a fresh Quarter Pounder? A top-rated Dividend Aristocrat. MCD boasts a lucrative quarterly dividend payout of $1.01 on a 2.45% yield. Back in September, the board of directors approved a sizable payout increase of 7% — it’s 41st straight dividend increase.

Hot Penny Stocks To Buy For 2019: Ellie Mae, Inc.(ELLI)

Mortgage-industry software provider Ellie Mae also benefits from the enviable combination of high switching costs and the network effect. As the company’s Encompass platform stores tons of data — from leads to loan origination data — anyone who switches away from it would have to retrain their staff and reset their data. Equally important, Encompass connects real estate officers with financiers, title companies, and insurance agents. As more join the platform, it becomes more valuable for current and future users.