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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now

Source: ThinkstockJanuary 9, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.1% at 2,751.46. The DJIA closed up 0.4% at 25,387.17. Separately, the Nasdaq was up 0.1% at 7,163.58.

Tuesday was another positive day for the markets, with all three of the major exchanges hitting all-time highs yet again. With earnings season just around the corner, we will finally get to see if the fundamentals are backing up this rally. Crude oil reached above $63 in this session. The S&P 500 sectors were more or less split down the middle. The best performing sectors were health care and financials, up 1.2% and 0.9%, respectively. The worst performing sectors were real estate and utilities, down 1.1% and 0.9%, respectively.

Crude oil was up nearly 2% at $62.89.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: McClatchy Company (MNI)

The McClatchy Company, incorporated on November 18, 1997, is a news and information publisher of various publications, such as the Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Sacramento Bee, The Charlotte Observer, The (Raleigh) News and Observer, and the (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram. The Company’s segments include Western Segment and Eastern Segment. Its Western Segment consists of its newspaper operations in California, the Northwest and the Midwest. The Company’s Eastern Segment consists primarily of newspaper operations in the Southeast and Florida. The Company operates media companies in approximately 30 United States markets in over 10 states, providing each of these communities with news and advertising services in a range of digital and print formats.

The Company’s operations include approximately 30 local media businesses in over 30 growth markets across the United States that consist of daily newspapers, Websites and mobile applications, mobile news and advertising, video products, publications, direct marketing, direct mail services and community newspapers. Its newspapers range from dailies serving metropolitan areas to non-daily newspapers serving small communities. Its business is divided between those media companies operated west of the Mississippi River and those that are east of it, but include five operating regions: California, the Carolinas, Southeast, Midwest and Northwest. In addition to its media companies, the Company also owns over 15.0% of CareerBuilder, LLC, which operates an online job Website, CareerBuilder.com, and 33.3% of HomeFinder, LLC, which operates the online real estate Website HomeFinder.com, as well as certain other digital company investments.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    Newspaper publisher McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI) made large staff cuts as ad revenue continues to fall. According to CNNMoney:

    McClatchy, the publisher of more than two dozen daily newspapers across the country, will reduce its staff by approximately three and a half percent, cut expenses across the company, and implement other measures to save money, the company announced in an internal memo obtained by CNN on Tuesday.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    The McClatchy Company (NYSEAMERICAN:MNI) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totalling 855,291 shares, a decrease of 4.6% from the April 13th total of 896,460 shares. Approximately 17.9% of the company’s stock are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 11,764 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 72.7 days.

  • [By Douglas A. McIntyre]

    At another of the largest chains, McClatchy Co. (NYSEAMERICAN: MNI), its flagship property, the Sacramento Bee, laid off 15 editorial workers. That may not seem like many, but in an already thinned out newsroom, it is a lot. The layoffs were also the third in just over a year. There were reports that McClatchy also laid off workers at its other West Coast properties.

Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation(KS)

KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation was formed in Delaware as a special purpose acquisition corporation on April 15, 2005 for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition or other similar business combination with an unidentified operating business in the paper, packaging, forest products, and related industries. Unless the context otherwise requires, references to “KapStone,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our” refer to KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation and its subsidiaries.
On January 2, 2007, we acquired from International Paper Company substantially all of the assets and assumed certain liabilities of the Kraft Papers Business (“KPB”) for $155.0 million, less $7.8 million of working capital adjustments.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    KapStone Paper and Packaging Corp. (NYSE:KS) was the target of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Traders acquired 1,489 put options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 2,227% compared to the typical daily volume of 64 put options.

  • [By Max Byerly]

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Best Clean Energy Stocks To Own Right Now: BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II(BLE)

BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (the Trust) is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Trust’s investment objective is to provide current income exempt from regular federal income tax. The Trust will invest at least 80% of its total assets in municipal bonds that are investment-grade quality, or determined by its investment adviser to be of equivalent credit quality at time of purchase. The Trust may invest up to 20% of its total assets in municipal bonds that are rated, at the time of investment, Ba/BB or B by Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s), Standard & Poor’s (S&P) or Fitch Ratings (Fitch), or that are unrated but judged to be of comparable quality by its investment advisor.

The Trust invests in sectors, such as hospitals, transportation, housing, water and sewer, power and education. The Trust’s investment advisor is BlackRock Advisors, LLC. BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. serves as the Trust’s sub-advisor. BlackRock Advisors, LLC and BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. are wholly owned subsidiaries of BlackRock, Inc.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEAMERICAN:BLE) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, October 1st, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.058 per share on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 12th.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    BlackRock Municipal Income Trust II (NYSEAMERICAN:BLE) announced a monthly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, NASDAQ reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.058 per share on Tuesday, September 4th. This represents a $0.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.16%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 14th.