We didn’t intend to write about Inseego (INSG) again but the shares have fallen back quite a bit after the Q1 2018 earnings.
Even when this isn’t all that unusual, this stock tends to be fairly volatile, we just want to check the tires to see whether the company is still making progress, so here are our takeaways.
Pretty soon, a host of opportunities will open up in the 5G space for the company, but in the meantime, their existing MiFi business is still a drag on results and the company has to make significant investments in order to profit from the opportunities that will open up. In fact (Q1CC):
Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: UGI Corporation(UGI)
UGI Corporation, incorporated on December 20, 1991, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, distributes, stores, transports and markets energy products and related services. The Company operates through six segments: AmeriGas Propane; an international liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) segment consisting of UGI France; an international LPG segment consisting of Flaga and AvantiGas; UGI Utilities; Energy Services, and Electric Generation. In the United States, the Company is a general partner and owns limited partner interests in a retail propane marketing and distribution business; owns and operates natural gas and electric distribution utilities; owns all or a portion of electricity generation facilities, and owns and operates an energy marketing, midstream infrastructure, storage, natural gas gathering, natural gas production and energy services business. Internationally, it markets and distributes propane and other LPG in Europe.
The Company owns and operates a regulated electric distribution business in Pennsylvania through UGI Utilities (Electric Utility), and a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, mechanical and electrical contracting, and project management service business in portions of eastern and central Pennsylvania and portions of New Jersey and Northern Delaware. Electric Utility supplies electric service to approximately 62,000 customers in portions of Luzerne and Wyoming counties in northeastern Pennsylvania through a system consisting of over 2,200 miles of transmission and distribution lines, and approximately 10 substations. The HVAC business serves customers in residential, commercial, industrial and new construction markets.
The Company’s AmeriGas Propane segment consists of the propane distribution business of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (the Partnership), which is a retail propane distributor. AmeriGas Propane, Inc. is responsible for managing the Partnership. The Partnership serves! approximately two million customers in over 50 states from approximately 2,000 propane distribution locations. In addition to distributing propane, the Partnership also sells, installs and services propane appliances, including heating systems, and operates a residential HVAC, plumbing and related services business in certain counties of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. The Partnership sells propane to residential, commercial/industrial, motor fuel, agricultural and wholesale customers. The Partnership distributes over 1.2 billion gallons of propane.
Residential and commercial customers use propane for home heating, water heating and cooking purposes. Commercial users include hotels, restaurants, churches, warehouses and retail stores. Industrial customers use propane to fire furnaces, as a cutting gas and in other process applications. Other industrial customers are heating accounts and local gas utility customers using propane as a supplemental fuel. As a motor fuel, propane is burned in internal combustion engines that power over-the-road vehicles, forklifts, commercial lawn mowers and stationary engines. Agricultural uses include tobacco curing, chicken brooding, crop drying and orchard heating. In its wholesale operations, the Partnership sells propane to industrial end users and other propane distributors. The Partnership markets propane under the AmeriGas, America’s Propane Company, Heritage Propane, Relationships Matter and ServiceMark trade names and related service marks.
The Company’s UGI France segment consists of the French LPG distribution business of its subsidiaries, Antargaz and Finagaz. The segment also includes LPG distribution businesses in the Benelux countries, including Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. UGI France also operates a natural gas marketing business in France and Belgium and sells approximately 13.3 million dekatherms of natural gas. UGI France sells approximately 280 million gallons of LPG in France and over! 50 milli! on gallons of LPG in the Benelux countries. UGI France is the LPG distributor in France and Luxembourg, and LPG distributor in the Netherlands and Belgium. UGI France’s customer base consists of residential, commercial, agricultural and motor fuel customer accounts that use LPG for space heating, cooking, water heating, process heat, forklift operations and transportation. UGI France sells LPG in cylinders, and in small, medium and large tanks. Sales of LPG are also made to service stations to accommodate vehicles that run on LPG. UGI France sells LPG in cylinders to approximately 20,000 retail outlets, such as supermarkets, individually owned stores and gas stations.
Medium bulk customers use propane only and consist mainly of residential developments, such as housing developments, hospitals, municipalities and medium-sized industrial enterprises, and poultry brooders. Its bulk customers include agricultural companies and companies that use LPG in their industrial processes. The end users of cylinders are residential customers using LPG supplied in this form for domestic applications, such as cooking and heating.
Flaga & Other
The Company’s Flaga & Other segment consists of LPG distribution businesses of Flaga GmbH and its subsidiaries, AvantiGas Limited and ChinaGas Partners, L.P. Flaga is the retail LPG distributor in Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Norway and Sweden. Flaga also distributes LPG in Finland, Romania and Switzerland. Flaga sells approximately 330 million gallons of LPG. Flaga serves customers that use LPG for residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, resale and automobile fuel (auto gas) purposes. Flaga’s customers use LPG for heating, cooking, motor fuel (including forklifts), leisure activities, construction work, manufacturing, crop and grain drying, power generation and irrigation. Flaga sells LPG in cylinders and in small, medium, and large bulk tanks. Flaga has over 58,000 customers and approximately ! 5.8 milli! on cylinders in circulation.
AvantiGas is an LPG distributor in the United Kingdom. ChinaGas Partners is an LPG distributor in the Nantong region of China. AvantiGas sells over 160 million gallons of LPG and its majority-owned partnership in China sells approximately 10 million gallons of LPG. AvantiGas has over 14,500 customers. AvantiGas serves customers that use LPG for wholesale, aerosol, agricultural, residential, commercial, industrial and auto gas purposes. AvantiGas’ customers use LPG for heating, cooking, motor fuel (including forklifts), leisure activities, industrial processes and aerosol propellant. AvantiGas sells LPG in small, medium and large bulk tanks with small bulk sales.
The Company’s Energy Services segment consists of energy-related businesses conducted by its subsidiary, UGI Energy Services, LLC (Energy Services). These businesses include energy marketing in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States; operating and owning a natural gas liquefaction, storage and vaporization facility, and propane-air mixing assets; managing natural gas pipeline and storage contracts, and developing, owning and operating pipelines, gathering infrastructure and gas storage facilities in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania. Energy Services sells natural gas, liquid fuels and electricity to approximately 20,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers at over 44,300 locations. Energy Services serves customers in all or portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Ohio, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and the District of Columbia. Energy Services delivers natural gas for customers located on the distribution systems of over 40 local gas utilities. It supplies power to customers through the use of the transmission and distribution facilities of 20 utility systems.
The Company’s Electric Generation segment consists of electric generation facil! ities con! ducted by Energy Services’ subsidiary, UGI Development Company (UGID). UGID has ownership interest in a coal-fired generation station in Pennsylvania. UGID also owns and operates an approximately 130-megawatt natural gas-fueled generating station in Pennsylvania; an over 11-megawatt landfill gas-fueled generation plant in Pennsylvania, and approximately 13.5 megawatts of solar-powered generation capacity in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.
The Company’s Gas Utility segment consists of the regulated natural gas distribution businesses of its subsidiary, UGI Utilities, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including UGI Penn Natural Gas, Inc. (PNG) and UGI Central Penn Gas, Inc. (CPG). Its service area includes the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lancaster, Lebanon, Reading, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Lock Haven, Pittston, Pottsville, and Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and the boroughs of Honesdale and Milford, Pennsylvania. Located in Gas Utility’s service area are production centers for basic industries, such as specialty metals, aluminum, glass and paper product manufacturing.
The Company competes with Total France, Societe des Petroles Shell, SHV Holding NV, Vitogaz and PJM Interconnection, LLC.
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UGI Corp (NYSE:UGI)Q12019 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 06, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
Utility stocks are generally considered conservative investments that reward shareholders over the long term with sizable dividends that grow slowly and steadily over time. With the S&P 500 Index’s yield hovering around 2%, the bar for yield is set pretty low today. That said, investors should think twice before jumping at utilities like UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI), Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO), and MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE), which offer little if any yield advantage over an S&P 500 Index fund.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
SG Americas Securities LLC decreased its position in UGI Corp (NYSE:UGI) by 34.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 34,648 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 18,607 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in UGI were worth $1,804,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
- [By Logan Wallace]
UGI (NYSE:UGI)’s stock had its “hold” rating reissued by stock analysts at Jefferies Financial Group in a research note issued to investors on Friday. They currently have a $54.00 target price on the utilities provider’s stock. Jefferies Financial Group’s price objective would indicate a potential downside of 2.65% from the company’s current price. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for UGI’s FY2018 earnings at $2.78 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.12 EPS, FY2020 earnings at $3.18 EPS, FY2021 earnings at $3.34 EPS and FY2022 earnings at $3.40 EPS.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: China Jo-Jo Drugstores, Inc.(CJJD)
We are a retailer and distributor of pharmaceutical and other healthcare products typically found in a retail pharmacy in the People’s Republic of China (“PRC” or “China”). Prior to acquiring Zhejiang Jiuxin Medicine Co., Ltd. (“Jiuxin Medicine”) in August 2011 (see “Our Corporate History and Structure – HJ Group” below), we were primarily a retail pharmacy operator. We currently have fifty eight (58) store locations under the store brand “Jiuzhou Grand Pharmacy” in Hangzhou.
We currently operate in four business segments in China: (1) retail drugstores, (2) online pharmacy, (3) wholesale business selling products similar to those we carry in our pharmacies, and (4) farming and selling herbs used for traditional Chinese medicine (“TCM”). Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Shane Hupp]
Press coverage about China Jo-Jo Drugstores (NASDAQ:CJJD) has trended positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. China Jo-Jo Drugstores earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 48.5554072096128 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Sears Holdings Corporation(SHLD)
Sears Holdings Corporation (“Holdings”) is the parent company of Kmart Holding Corporation (“Kmart”) and Sears, Roebuck and Co. (“Sears”). Holdings (together with its subsidiaries, “we,” “us,” “our,” or the “Company”) was formed as a Delaware corporation in 2004 in connection with the merger of Kmart and Sears (the “Merger”) on March 24, 2005. We are an integrated retailer with significant physical and intangible assets, as well as virtual capabilities enabled through technology. We operate a national network of stores with 1,672 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States operating through Kmart and Sears. Further, we operate a number of websites under the sears.com and kmart.com banners which offer millions of products and provide the capability for our members and customers to engage in cross-channel transactions such as free store pickup; buy in store/ship to home; and buy online, return in store. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Ethan Ryder]
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- [By Douglas A. McIntyre]
The new company, Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD), did not start to fall apart right away. However, a decade after the deal, the company was reeling. When old-line retailers begin to crumble and then go under, the major culprit for causing the demise is usually identified as Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). For Sears, that is only moderately true. Much of the harm it suffered was self-inflicted.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)
The Wendy’s Company operates as a quick-service hamburger company in the United States. The company, through its subsidiary, Wendy’s International, Inc., operates as a franchisor of the Wendy’s restaurant system. As of December 26, 2011, the Wendy’s system comprised approximately 6,500 franchise and company restaurants in the United States and the United States territories, as well as in 26 other countries worldwide. The company was formerly known as Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. and changed its name to The Wendy’s Company in July 2011. The Wendy’s Company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.
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There is certainly a growing market for vegan products. But Beyond Meat has only taken in a scant $56 million in revenues over the past nine months and is nowhere near profitability. By contrast, Wendy’s (NYSE: WEN) has 6,700 global locations that generate $1.6 billion in annual sales and $230 million in free cash flow — not to mention a dividend that was just raised by 18%.
- [By Max Byerly]
Wentworth Resources (LON:WEN) had its price target cut by Peel Hunt from GBX 44 ($0.57) to GBX 42 ($0.55) in a report released on Monday. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Peel Hunt’s target price would indicate a potential upside of 82.61% from the company’s current price.
- [By Todd Campbell]
He’s been the non-executive chairman of Wendy’s(NASDAQ:WEN) since June 2007 and a director at Wendy’s since 1993. He’s also an independent director of Sysco, a food distributor; an independent director ofMadison Square Garden; and a former director atH.J. Heinz and Kraft Heinz Foods.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)
Smith & Nephew plc develops, manufactures, markets, and sells medical technology products and services worldwide. The company offers sports medicine joint repair products for surgeons, including an array of instruments, technologies, and implants necessary to perform minimally invasive surgery of the joints; and arthroscopy enabling technologies for healthcare providers, such as fluid management equipment for surgical access, high definition cameras, digital image capture, scopes, light sources, and monitors to assist with visualization inside the joints, radio frequency wands, electromechanical and mechanical blades, and hand instruments for removing damaged tissue. It also provides trauma and extremities products consisting of internal and external devices used in the stabilization of severe fractures and deformity correction procedures; gynecological instrumentation devices; knee implant products for specialized knee replacement procedures; and hip implant products for reconstruction of the hip joint, as well as various products and technologies to assist in surgical treatment of the ear, nose, and throat. In addition, the company offers advanced wound care products for the treatment of acute and chronic wounds, including leg, diabetic and pressure ulcers, burns, and post-operative wounds; advanced wound devices, including traditional and single-use negative pressure wound therapy and hydrosurgery systems; and biologics and other bioactive technology products for debridement and dermal repair/regeneration. The company primarily serves the providers of medical and surgical treatments and services. Smith & Nephew plc was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 8th. Investors of record on Friday, April 5th will be given a $0.44 dividend. This represents a yield of 2.31%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 4th. This is a boost from Smith & Nephew’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.25. Smith & Nephew’s payout ratio is 26.73%.
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Smith & Nephew Company Profile
- [By Max Byerly]
Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE:SNN) – Investment analysts at Northcoast Research increased their FY2019 earnings per share estimates for Smith & Nephew in a research note issued on Monday, February 11th. Northcoast Research analyst D. Keiser now anticipates that the medical equipment provider will post earnings per share of $2.05 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $1.94. Northcoast Research also issued estimates for Smith & Nephew’s Q4 2019 earnings at $1.13 EPS.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) and Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) are both large-cap medical companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its holdings in Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE:SNN) by 1.5% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 390,356 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 5,951 shares during the quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN owned 0.09% of Smith & Nephew worth $14,893,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.