Monday, June 30, 2014

Top 5 Forestry Companies To Buy For 2014

If you're going to steal a celebrity's car, you might have some of the most trouble pulling off the caper by driving away in the victim's Maserati.

Burglars who broke into the home of Miley Cyrus in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley on Friday not only took jewelry, but her Maserati Quattroporte sedan, according to police. Beautiful car, but instantly recognizable anywhere, even in Los Angeles which is thick with exotic luxury cars. Based on security camera footage, it looks like the burglars were a man and woman who scaled the fence when no one has home, then plundered the garage and house.

Only 755 Quattroportes have been sold in the U.S. so far this year through April, up from 83 last year, according to Autodata. Far fewer, of course, would be running around L.A.

Miley Cyrus' Maserati is missing. It looks like this one.(Photo: Renato Zacchia Photography)

10 Best Gas Utility Stocks To Watch For 2015: DiamondRock Hospitality Co (DRH)

DiamondRock Hospitality Company, incorporated on May 6, 2004, is a lodging-focused Maryland corporation operating as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It owns a portfolio of 27 premium hotels and resorts that contain 11,590 guest rooms. It also holds the senior note on a mortgage loan secured by an additional hotel and has the right to acquire, upon completion, a hotel under development. Its portfolio is concentrated in key gateway cities and destination resorts. Each of its hotels is managed by a third party and are operated under a brand owned by one of the global lodging brand companies (Marriott International, Inc. (Marriott), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (Starwood) or Hilton Worldwide (Hilton)). In November 2013, the Company sold the Torrance Marriott South Bay.

The Company conducts its business through an umbrella partnership REIT (UPREIT), in which its hotel properties are owned by its operating partnership, DiamondRock Hospitality Limited Partnership, or subsidiaries of its operating partnership. Its properties are concentrated in key gateway cities (primarily New York City, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles) and in destination resort locations , such as the United States Virgin Islands and Vail, Colorado.

During the year ended December 31, 2012, it acquired five new hotels and sold four non-core hotels located in the markets: Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts ; Burlington, Vermont; Charleston, South Carolina; Chicago, Illinois ; Denver, Colorado ; Fort Worth, Texas; Los Angeles, California ; Minneapolis, Minnesota; New York, New York ; Oak Brook, Illinois; Orlando, Florida; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Sonoma, California; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Vail, Colorado and Washington, D.C. It also owns a senior mortgage loan secured by a 443-room hotel located in Chicago, Illinois and have the right to acquire, upon completion, a 282-room hotel under development in New York City.

On July ! 12, 2012, it acquired a portfolio of four hotels from affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VI. The portfolio consists of the Hilton Boston Downtown, Westin Washington D.C. City Center, Westin San Diego and Hilton Burlington. The portfolio consists of the 362-room Hilton Boston Downtown, the 406-room Westin Washington, D.C. City Center, the 436-room Westin San Diego and the 258-room Hilton Burlington. On November 9, 2012, it acquired the 94-room Hotel Rex located in San Francisco, California. On March 23, 2012, it completed the sale of a three-hotel portfolio. The portfolio consisted of the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa, the Renaissance Waverly, and the Renaissance Austin. On October 3, 2012, it completed the sale of the Atlanta Westin North at Perimeter.

The Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort, the Orlando Airport Marriott and the Hilton Garden Inn Chelsea/New York City each failed its performance test at the end of 2012. The Bethesda Marriott Suites hotel is subject to a ground lease. The Courtyard Manhattan/Fifth Avenue is subject to a ground lease. The Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown is subject to two ground leases: one ground lease covers the land under the hotel and the other ground lease covers the portion of the hotel that extends into the City Creek Center. The Westin Boston Waterfront is subject to a ground lease. The Hilton Minneapolis is subject to a ground lease. In addition, the golf course that is part of the Oak Brook Hills Marriott Resort is subject to a ground lease covering approximately 110 acres. A portion of the parking garage relating to the Renaissance Worthington is subject to three ground leases that cover, contiguously with each other, approximately 1/4 of the land on which the parking garage is constructed. Furthermore, these ground leases generally require them to obtain and maintain insurance covering the subject property.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Marc Bastow]

    Lodging-focused real estate investment trust (REIT) DiamondRock (DRH) raised its dividend 21% to 10.25 cents per share, payable April 10 to shareholders of record as of March 31. Yielding more than 3%, DRH stock has the highest yield of this week’s dividend stocks increasing payouts.
    DRH Dividend Yield: 3.38%

  • [By Laura Brodbeck]


    Earnings Releases Expected: �McKesson�(NYSE: MCK), Concho Resources (NYSE: CXO), Diamondrock Hospitality (NYSE: DRH) Economic Releases Expected: �US Federal budget balance, Indian industrial production


Top 5 Forestry Companies To Buy For 2014: Hurco Companies Inc. (HURC)

Hurco Companies, Inc., an industrial technology company, engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of computerized machine tools, computer control systems, and software products to companies in the metal working industry primarily in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company offers general purpose computerized machine tools, such as vertical machining centers/mills and turning centers/lathes. It also provides computer control systems and related software for press brake applications. In addition, the company produces and distributes software options, control upgrades, hardware accessories, and replacement parts for its machine tool product lines, as well as provides operator training and support services to its customers. Hurco Companies, Inc. offers its products to the precision tool, die, and mold manufacturers; independent metal parts manufacturers; and specialized production application or prototype departments within manufacturing operations. It serves aerospace , defense, medical equipment, energy, automotive/transportation, electronics, and computer industries. The company sells its products through independent agents and distributors in North America, Europe, and Asia, a swell as through direct sales personnel in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom, and certain parts of the United States. Hurco Companies, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By John Emerson]

    Hardinge (HDNG) the Perfect Fit to the Investment Puzzle

    Several years earlier I had started following the machine tool sector and I became quite familiar with Hardinge. Although I never invested in the stock (I had opted for Hurco), I had noted that Jeffrey Gendell had been purchasing shares the company. Hurco (HURC) had much higher margins and it was my belief that the superior quality of their computerized machine tools and their accompanying software were reflected in their earnings. Hurco also held a vastly superior balance sheet at the time I made my investment.

Top 5 Forestry Companies To Buy For 2014: Opus International Consultants Ltd (OIC)

Opus International Consultants Limited is a supplier of multidisciplinary consultancy and project management services across a range of disciplines including, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, and planning, environmental, architectural and property management. The Company operates in four segments: New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. Services supplied support asset development and asset management activities of the Company�� clients. Asset management services include property management and asset maintenance services predominantly using our engineering and environmental specialists. Asset development services include civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, planning, environmental and architectural work. Effective September 3, 2013, Opus International Consultants Ltda majority-owned unit of Opus Group Bhd acquired Stewart, Weir & Co Ltd. Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By John McCamant]

    Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) is expected to get FDA approval this year for its lead drug naloxegol, a once-a-day pill for opioid-induced constipation (OIC). The drug is licensed to AstraZeneca. NKTR will receive up to $245 million in milestone payments, plus royalties.

Top 5 Forestry Companies To Buy For 2014: Jinzanghuang Tibet Pharmaceuticals Inc (JZHG)

Jinzanghuang Tibet Pharmaceuticals, Inc. distributes Tibetan pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products in the People�� Republic of China (PRC) through Leling Jinzanghuang Biotech Co., Ltd. (Leling JZH). The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Tibet Medicine, Inc., owns 100% of Beijing Taibodekang Consulting Co., Ltd. (Beijing Taibodekang), a wholly foreign owned entity. Beijing Taibodekang had entered into four agreements with Leling Jinzanghuang Biotech Co., Ltd. (Leling Jinzanghuang) and with the equity owners in Leling Jinzanghuang. Collectively, the agreements provide Beijing Taibodekang exclusive control over the business of Leling Jinzanghuang. Leling Jinzanghuang engages in the distribution of the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products that Tibetans have used for centuries to treat diseases and facilitate health. The distributed products are classified by Leling Jinzanghuang in three major categories: pharmaceuticals, therapeutic supplements, and dietary supplements.

The 13 Tibetan health products that Leling Jinzanghuang distributes are among those Tibetan medicines made with modern drug manufacturing techniques. The manufacturing equipment and techniques used by its supplier are certified under China�� national standards of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and are in compliance with applicable regulations of the Chinese Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), which regulates both the pharmaceutical and the nutraceutical industries in China.

Ying Huang Tablet

Ying Huang Tablet is one the two pharmaceutical products marketed by Leling Jinzanghuang that been approved by SFDA. The effective ingredients in the Ying Huang Tablet are extracts from the honeysuckle and the Huangqin herb. It can be used to treat upper respiratory infections including pharyngitis, encephalitis and conjunctivitis. It can also be used to reduce inflammation and relieve pain.

San Qi Capsules

San Qi Capsules is a dietary supplements certified! by SFDA. San Qi Capsules lower blood lipid and cholesterol levels. Thus they can be used as a precautionary therapy to prevent cardiovascular diseases, including coronary heart disease, heart angina and stroke. In addition, the San Qi Capsules enhance immune system functions, which may help in the prevention of cancer.

Foshou Capsules

Foshou Capsules is a Tibetan nutraceutical. The effective ingredients, Xue Yu, Dongchong Xiacao, Fozhang, and Ginseng, are extracts of several plants and animals that are native to the Tibet Plateau.

Bai He Capsules

Bai He Capsules is a Tibetan dietary supplement. The effective ingredients consist of Baihe, Fozhang Ginseng and Himalayan purple jasmine. The Bai He Capsules are used to treat male erectile dysfunction and other sexual dysfunction problems.

The Company competes with Jingqiu Tibetan Medicine, Jinhe Tibetan Medicine and Tibetan Pharmaceutical Factory, Tibet Cheezheng Tibetan Medicine and Niemula Tibet Medicine.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap medical technology stock Sanomedics International Holdings (OTCMKTS: SIMH) recently completed financing and an acquisition while JinZangHuang Tibet Pharmaceuticals, Inc (OTCMKTS: JZHG) surged 48.28% on Friday. However, that�� only part of the story as one of these stocks has been the subject of paid promotions while the other has no new news for investors. So are either of these small cap stocks the cure for any portfolio pains you may be suffering from? Here is a quick reality check:

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