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Canada may be less into the environment these days, but these green Canadian companies aren't.

A new article in Pacific Standard reveals that Canada's environmental policy has fallen to the wayside as Prime Minister Stephen Harper pushes to transform the country into a global energy superpower, most notably with the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. In 2006, the same year Harper was elected to office, Canada was ranked eighth on the joint Yale and Columbia University Environmental Performance Index, which ranks countries according to how they fare on environmental issues; this year Canada came in twenty-fourth place.

During Harper's eight years in office, funding for environmental efforts has been slashed, research projects have been terminated or outsourced, and 20 environmental regulation and protection laws have been repealed and amended.

Environment Canada, the department tasked with environmental protection and conservation as well as supplying weather and meteorological information, had to eliminate its Clean Air Agenda and the Air Quality Health Index in 2011 due to budget cuts. In 2012, a year after a massive hole in the ozone layer appeared above the Canadian Arctic, the deparment shut down its ozone-monitoring program.

And more programs are likely to end up on the chopping block over the next three years. Environment Canada released its 2014-15 budget earlier this year, and the department's spending is set to drop from $978 million to$698 million by 2017. Environment Canada's budget was $1.01 billion in 2012.

The Canadian government's shift from prioritizing the environment inspired us to look for investment opportunities among "green" Canadian companies. According to CSRHub, a database for corporate social responsbility, the average environment rating for a Canadian Company is 52 (0 is the lowest and 100 is the highest). Environment is broken into Energy & Climate Change, Policy & Reporting, and Resource Managemen subcategories, and the average rating for each is 50, 51, and 53, respectively.

We began with a universe of green Canadian companies, meaning they had an environment rating higher than the national average of 52. Then we screened that group for stocks that are undervalued with a price/sales (P/S) ratio below 2. This ratio compares the price of a stock to what the company generates in revenue. Typically, if a stock has a P/S below 1, it can be considered undervalued. When a stock has a P/S ratio below 2, it means that its market cap isn't more than twice its annual sales. 

Finally, we narrowed down that group to stocks that have an average analyst recommendation of buy or greater. We were left with four stocks on our list. Do you think these undervalued green Canadian companies are buys? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis, and let us know what you think in the comments.

 

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1. Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (BIN, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a vertically integrated waste management company in North America. Market cap at $2.84B, most recent closing price at $24.69.

 

 

2. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, new channel platforms, and digital distribution activities. Market cap at $4.27B, most recent closing price at $30.95.

 

 

3. Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides financial protection and wealth management products and services to individuals and group customers primarily in Canada, the United States, and Asia. Market cap at $35.57B, most recent closing price at $19.15.

 

 

4. Stantec Inc. (STN, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics in the areas of infrastructure and facilities for public and private sector clients in North America and internationally. Market cap at $2.76B, most recent closing price at $59.64.

 

 

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The computer market is dying, so Intel is focusing on the next big thing: smart glasses.

A disastrous outlook from fellow PC components supplier Micron Technology (MU) hurt Intel (INTC) shares last week, but that is not stopping Intel from broadening its business. On June 17, the processor maker acquired eyewear maker Recon Instruments for a rumored $175 million. Is this a good move?

Wearables is the next area of growth in technology. Demand for PCs is falling, with research firm IDC predicting worldwide shipments will fall by 6.2 percent in 2015. Smartphones are still selling, but Intel is not strategically positioned in this market. Its Atom and Celeron processors are mobile-focused, but Qualcomm (QCOM) and Samsung (SSNLF) are the dominant players.

Intel first invested in Recon back in 2013. By acquiring the firm, Intel can more closely align Recon’s design, brand, and platform with its own technology. Future wearable products from Recon will sport Intel internal parts.

Strategically, Intel is preventing itself from being shut out of the wearables market. Facebook (FB), Google (GOOG), and Microsoft (MSFT) are all moving forward in developing head mounted wearables.

Intel’s vertical integration is ultimately good news for investors. With the stock close to yearly lows, Intel offers investors exposure to the wearables space at low multiples since it has a forward P/E of 13.

Written by Chris Lau

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1. Facebook Inc. (FB, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a social networking company worldwide. Market cap at $245.31B, most recent closing price at $85.76.

 

 

 

2. Google Inc. (GOOG, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Builds tech products and provides services to organize information. Market cap at $355.73B, most recent closing price at $520.51.

 

 

3. Intel Corporation (INTC, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of integrated circuits for computing and communications industries worldwide. Market cap at $142.75B, most recent closing price at $30.42.

 

 

4. Microsoft Corporation (MSFT, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products and services for various computing devices worldwide. Market cap at $361.76B, most recent closing price at $44.15.

 

 

5. Micron Technology Inc. (MU, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the manufacture and marketing of semiconductor devices worldwide. Market cap at $21.26B, most recent closing price at $18.84.

 

 

6. QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the development, design, manufacture, and marketing of digital wireless telecommunications products and services. Market cap at $102.52B, most recent closing price at $62.63.

 

 

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Match.com has brought happiness to millions of couples. Will the spinoff do the same for IAC shareholders?

IAC/InterActive (IACI) is already trading well above the $60 lows the stock encountered last year. On June 25, the stock reached a new high of $82.40 on unusually strong trading volume. There is one big reason investors should expect more upside though: the Match.com IPO.

Spinning off The Match Group from IAC is a natural progression for IAC. Over the last twenty years, the company has generated solid returns for shareholders. It grew from a company with a $275 million base to, along with its other spinoffs, having $44 billion in combined shareholder value. The IPO will represent fewer than 20 percent of common stock of Match.com.

IAC recently closed at $81.19 on very strong trading volume. The stock has a market cap of $6.6 billion and a book value of $1.8 billion. The P/E is reasonable, too, at 16.3 times based on $4.94 per share earnings. The stock’s dividend yield is 1.7 percent. This is not very high for income investors, but the strong performance from IAC could mean steady returns ahead.

There also isn’t much competition out there for IAC and Match.com. Spark Networks (LOV) and MeetMe (MEET) are down around 40 percent each this year. MeetMe’s social network is gaining no traction; similarly, Spark Networks is struggling. In the first quarter, Spark Network’s subscriber figures were weak, and the average paid subscribers fell 25 percent year over year to 213,445.

Taking this into consideration, IAC shareholders have good reason to hold onto the stock as Match.com becomes a public company. 

Written by Chris Lau

 

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1. IAC/InterActive Corp (IACI, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the Internet business in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $6.55B, most recent closing price at $78.32.

 

 

2. Spark Networks Inc. (LOV, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides online personals services in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $79.92M, most recent closing price at $3.12.

 

 

3. MeetMe Inc. (MEET, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Owns and operates a social network for meeting new people on the Web and on mobile platforms in the United States. Market cap at $75.00M, most recent closing price at $1.70.

 

 

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After Carl Icahn ditched Netflix last week, maybe it's better to own a Netflix account than actual shares.

Shares of Netflix (NFLX) defied gravity and reached $706.24 earlier this year before pulling back. The stock then closed at $651.62 last week after Carl Icahn, a famous activist investor, sold whatever he had left in the company and netted $1.6 billion.

Icahn tweeted about his sale:

 

Sold last of our $NFLX today. Believe $AAPL currently represents same opportunity we stated NFLX offered several years ago.

— Carl Icahn (@Carl_C_Icahn) June 24, 2015

Apple and Netlifx are not comparable, and both represent opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to valuation. Investors are paying a huge premium for Netflix. The belief is that the online movie streaming giant will grow exponentially for years to come. Netflix has a forward P/E over 70. Apple’s forward P/E, on the other hand, is only 14:

Apple is generating enormous profits from the iPhone, but the company has two problems. First, its new music streaming business is late to the market. The initiative keeps the company relevant in streaming music but is unlikely to add meaningfully to profits. Second, the Apple Watch has yet to prove it is successful. The first generation wearable has limited battery life (of less than one day) and requires an iPhone.

Netflix is a $39.5 billion company. Its upcoming share split will boost liquidity and attract smaller investors.

Those considering an investment in Netflix should exercise caution. The share split changes nothing in the valuation of the stock: the market cap stays the same (number of shares x stock price). Even though the Apple comparison may not be apt, investors might consider following Icahn and selling the stock today.

Written by Chris Lau


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1. Apple Inc. (AAPL, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication and media devices, and portable digital music players, as well as sells related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications worldwide. Market cap at $730.21B, most recent closing price at $126.75.

 

2. Netflix Inc. (NFLX, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides subscription-based Internet services for TV shows and movies in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $39.50B, most recent closing price at $651.62.

 

 

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Banks are closed, capital controls are in place and the Greek crisis is sending markets down worldwide.  

The Greek crisis, now well in its fifth year after the initial credit rating downgrade, has escalated. Negotations between Greece and its creditors broke down yet again this past weekend, bringing the debt-ridden country closer to a near inevitable default and possible exit from the eurozone. Stocks around the world were down in early-morning trading as a result of the latest developments (or lack thereof).

On Saturday, finance ministers from the 19-member currency bloc rejected Greece's request for a one-month extension to its bailout. That same day Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unexpectedly called for a referendum on July 5—five days after Greece's International Monetary Fund debt is due—so Greek voters can decide whether or not to accept the terms of the European Central Bank, European Commission and IMF's bailout deal. Following Tsipras's announcement, the ECB decided on Sunday not to increase its emerging liquidity assistance to Greece, which was helping Greek banks operate in the midst of endless withdrawals.

This led the Bank of Greece to recommend that banks remain closed and capital controls be implemented in order to prevent a collapse. Banks will be closed until July 7, and ATM withdrawals will be capped at €60 per day and €1800 per month. Though the Athens Stock Exchange is closed, the Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (GREK) and National Bank of Greece (NBG) trade in the US and have plunged since market open on Monday, down 15.28 percent and 22.63 percent, respectively, at 10:00AM EST.

But Tuesday, June 30, is the big deadline: that's when Greece's bailout agreement expires and the country is supposed to make a €1.55 billion loan payment to the IMF. There's very little chance of that happening now. Plus, Tuesday's bill is only one of several that the cash-strapped government is on the hook for in the coming weeks. There's the €2 billion owed to Treasury bill holders on July 10, and another €452.6 million to the IMF on July 13.

The Greek crisis certainly brought the drama this weekend, but the fears of financial instability aren't limited to the streets of Athens or Brussels. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Stoxx Europe 600 index fell 2.3 percent in early trade and markets in Italy and Spain slid more than 3 percent in the morning. Yields on benchmark 10-year Treasury notes fell to their lowest levels since October on Monday, which means prices are rising due to increased investor interest. Meanwhile, US stocks tumbled at market open.

So what's an investor to do? In a morning appearance on Bloomberg's "Market Makers," bearish Swiss investor Marc Faber, who also edits the Gloom Boom & Doom Report, recommended investing in precious metals. Here's a list of the top-performing government bond and precious metals exchange-traded funds (ETFs) pulled from ETFdb.com. Each of the stocks has returned 1 percent on more year to date.

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1. AdvisorShares Garman Gold/Euro ETF (GEUR, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides investors with exposure to gold denominated in euros. Assets under management at $3.44M, most recent closing price at $13.13.

Performance YTD: 5.80%.

 

2. AdvisorShares Gartman Gold/Yen (GYEN, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides investors with exposure to gold denominated in Japanese yen. Assets under management at $3.89M, most recent closing price at $38.99.

Performance YTD: 1.98%.

 

3. SPDR Barclays 0-5 Year TIPS (SIPE, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Tracks a market value weighted index of TIPS that mature in 0-5 years. Assets under management at $3.44M, most recent closing price at $19.55.

Performance YTD: 1.24%.

 

 

(List compiled by Mary-Lynn Cesar. All data sourced from ETFdb.com)

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The Supreme Court has ruled that same-sex marriage must be legal nationwide. That's how you kick off Pride. 

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right and officially overturned marriage bans in 14 states. The landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges comes—as Bloomberg points out—11 years after Massachussets became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. It's also just in time for Pride in New York, San Francisco and other cities.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court's swing vote, sided with the court's liberal wing and wrote the majority opinion:

 

The last paragraph of Justice Kennedy's opinion is a powerful piece of writing. pic.twitter.com/8d2r5dFU9b

— Kevin Pang (@pang) June 26, 2015

 

Back in March, we wrote about the then-impending Obergefell v. Hodges case. In that article, we screened for stocks among the nearly 400 companies and employer organizations that had signed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of same-sex marriage.

Specifically, we looked for stocks that were rallying above their 20-day, 50-day and 200-day simple moving averages (SMA) and had an average analyst recommendation of buy or better as indicated by an assigned numerical value under 3. The stocks below still satisfy the above criteria. 

But, ultimately, today isn't about corporations or stocks; it's about the U.S. making significant progress on an incredibly important civil rights issue. America should be very proud indeed.

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1. Aramark (ARMK, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides food, facilities, and uniform services to education, healthcare, business and industry, sports, leisure, and corrections clients primarily in North America. Market cap at $7.56B, most recent closing price at $31.56.

The stock is rallying 0.80% above its 20-day SMA, 1.09% above its 50-day SMA and 5.36% above its 200-day SMA.

Average analyst recommendation is 2.

Aramark has returned -1.76% in the three-and-a-half months since our last article on same-sex marriage and the Supreme Court.

 

2. CVS Health Corporation (CVS, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a pharmacy services company in the United States. Market cap at $119.10B, most recent closing price at $105.01.

The stock is rallying 2.75% above its 20-day SMA, 3.81% above its 50-day SMA and 10.99% above its 200-day SMA.

Average analyst recommendation is 1.7.

CVS Health has returned 1.87% in the three-and-a-half months since our last article on same-sex marriage and the Supreme Court.

 

3. Facebook Inc. (FB, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a global social networking company. Market cap at $245.79B, most recent closing price at $87.98.

The stock is rallying 5.66% above its 20-day SMA, 7.44% above its 50-day SMA and 11.04% above its 200-day SMA.

Average analyst recommendation is 1.8.

Facebook has returned 8.76% in the three-and-a-half months since our last article on same-sex marriage and the Supreme Court.

 

 (List compiled by Mary-Lynn Cesar. Monthly return data sourced from Zacks Investment Research. All other data sourced from FINVIZ.)

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Autodesk's foray into the world of subscription services is off to a lukewarm start. Can the firm turn it around?

Design software maker Autodesk (ADSK) is yet another tech firm that is switching its revenue flow from up-front licenses to subscriptions. The change could lead to a temporary slowdown in earnings growth, which means there is a good chance that Autodesk’s stock may fall in the quarters ahead.

Nuance Communications (NUAN) is undergoing the same transition, but it is taking a long time for the company’s subscription revenue to exceed license sales. Adobe Systems (ADBE), on the other hand, is doing well. The maker of Photoshop and other image processing tools is rapidly increasing its subscription, and during its second quarter earned $0.48 per share on revenue of $1.16 percent.

Autodesk is still in the early phases of selling software subscriptions for its CAD and 3D printing offerings, so its revenue model may face obstacles in the coming months. First, the company would charge less for subscription than it does for licensing. Second, its customer base may not feel the need to switch to subscriptions. In the second quarter, subscriptions for PC software totalled 95,000; this is down from the 100,000 in Q1. Autodesk has a total of 2.33 million subscriptions. Looking ahead, customers' delay in upgrading will also likely cause the company's revenue growth to slow.

The slower pace in billings, up only 3 percent year-over-year in the last quarter, along with expectations for earnings of $0.95 - $1.10 per share for fiscal 2016 suggests the stock is too expensive, considering its 49.47 forward P/E.

Written by Chris Lau

 

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1. Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a diversified software company in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Market cap at $39.87B, most recent closing price at $79.70.

 

 

2. Autodesk Inc. (ADSK, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides design software and service solutions to customers in architecture, engineering, and construction; manufacturing; and digital media and entertainment industries. Market cap at $12.20B, most recent closing price at $53.57.

 

 

3. Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Market cap at $5.71B, most recent closing price at $18.20.

 

 

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*/ Analysts like these undervalued green Canadian companies: should you?

Analysts like these undervalued green Canadian companies: should you?

Canada may be less into the environment these days, but these green Canadian companies aren't.

A new article in Pacific Standard reveals that Canada's environmental policy has fallen to the wayside as Prime Minister Stephen Harper pushes to transform the country into a global energy superpower, most notably with the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. In 2006, the same year Harper was elected to office, Canada was ranked eighth on the joint Yale and Columbia University Environmental Performance Index, which ranks countries according to how they fare on environmental issues; this year Canada came in twenty-fourth place.

During Harper's eight years in office, funding for environmental efforts has been slashed, research projects have been terminated or outsourced, and 20 environmental regulation and protection laws have been repealed and amended.

Environment Canada, the department tasked with environmental protection and conservation as well as supplying weather and meteorological information, had to eliminate its Clean Air Agenda and the Air Quality Health Index in 2011 due to budget cuts. In 2012, a year after a massive hole in the ozone layer appeared above the Canadian Arctic, the deparment shut down its ozone-monitoring program.

And more programs are likely to end up on the chopping block over the next three years. Environment Canada released its 2014-15 budget earlier this year, and the department's spending is set to drop from $978 million to$698 million by 2017. Environment Canada's budget was $1.01 billion in 2012.

The Canadian government's shift from prioritizing the environment inspired us to look for investment opportunities among "green" Canadian companies. According to CSRHub, a database for corporate social responsbility, the average environment rating for a Canadian Company is 52 (0 is the lowest and 100 is the highest). Environment is broken into Energy & Climate Change, Policy & Reporting, and Resource Managemen subcategories, and the average rating for each is 50, 51, and 53, respectively.

We began with a universe of green Canadian companies, meaning they had an environment rating higher than the national average of 52. Then we screened that group for stocks that are undervalued with a price/sales (P/S) ratio below 2. This ratio compares the price of a stock to what the company generates in revenue. Typically, if a stock has a P/S below 1, it can be considered undervalued. When a stock has a P/S ratio below 2, it means that its market cap isn't more than twice its annual sales. 

Finally, we narrowed down that group to stocks that have an average analyst recommendation of buy or greater. We were left with four stocks on our list. Do you think these undervalued green Canadian companies are buys? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis, and let us know what you think in the comments.

 

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1. Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. (BIN, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates as a vertically integrated waste management company in North America. Market cap at $2.84B, most recent closing price at $24.69.

 

 

2. Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Engages in the motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, new channel platforms, and digital distribution activities. Market cap at $4.27B, most recent closing price at $30.95.

 

 

3. Manulife Financial Corporation (MFC, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides financial protection and wealth management products and services to individuals and group customers primarily in Canada, the United States, and Asia. Market cap at $35.57B, most recent closing price at $19.15.

 

 

4. Stantec Inc. (STN, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics in the areas of infrastructure and facilities for public and private sector clients in North America and internationally. Market cap at $2.76B, most recent closing price at $59.64.

 

 

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