Schlumberger and Subsea to Create a New JV, Stocks Rise

Schlumberger and Subsea to Create a New JV, Stocks Rise
Schlumberger Limited SLB recently announced that the company is considering an opportunity to form a joint venture (JV) with Subsea 7 S.A. SUBCY to provide clients with better subsea installations and oilfield services, derived from their Subsea Integration Alliance’s success. Following the news of JV formation, Schlumberger gained 2.4% and Subsea stocks added 7.1% on last Friday. The JV is... Read More

What's in Store for Intrexon (XON) This Earnings Season?

What's in Store for Intrexon (XON) This Earnings Season?
Intrexon Corporation XON is expected to report fourth-quarter 2017 results on Mar 1, after the market closes . Last quarter, the company delivered a positive earnings surprise of 9.09%. Intrexon has a mixed surprise history. Over the trailing four quarters, the company surpassed estimates twice while trailing in two, with an average beat of 1.71%. Intrexon’s shares have tumbled 42.2%... Read More

What's in the Cards for Immune Design (IMDZ) in Q4 Earnings?

What's in the Cards for Immune Design (IMDZ) in Q4 Earnings?
Immune Design Corp. IMDZ is scheduled to report fourth-quarter 2017 results on Mar 6. Last quarter, the company delivered a positive earnings surprise of 17.46%. Immune Design topped earnings estimates in three of the trailing four quarters, with an average beat 13.43%. Immune Design’s shares have lost 39.3% year to date, as against the industry’s upside of 0.1%. Let’s see... Read More

Is This the Best Cybersecurity Stock?

Is This the Best Cybersecurity Stock?
The global cybersecurity market is expected to boom in the coming years as organizations and governments scramble to protect sensitive data and systems from ever-evolving threats. According to one estimate, global cybersecurity spending will increase from $135 billion last year to more than $202 billion in 2021, a 50% increase. There are quite a few cybersecurity specialists for investors looking to... Read More

3 Tech Stocks With a Killer Advantage

3 Tech Stocks With a Killer Advantage
Every investor wants a stock with a killer competitive advantage. Qualities such as a dominant brand, network effects, high switching costs, and scale all give companies advantages over their rivals that allow them to outgrow their peers and take advantage of pricing power. With those advantages, they can reap higher profit margins than they otherwise could. These economic moats, as... Read More

Products & Partnerships to Aid Stratasys' (SSYS) Q4 Earnings

Products & Partnerships to Aid Stratasys' (SSYS) Q4 Earnings
Stratasys Ltd. SSYS is scheduled to report fourth-quarter 2017 results on Feb 28. In the trailing four quarters, the company topped earnings estimates, delivering an average beat of approximately 117%. Before we discuss the factors likely to influence the forthcoming results, let’s take a look at how the company performed in the last quarter. The company reported mixed results for... Read More

Valero (VLO) to Acquire UK Storage Facility from SemGroup

Valero (VLO) to Acquire UK Storage Facility from SemGroup
Valero Energy Corporation VLO recently announced that its UK-based subsidiary, Valero Logistics UK Ltd, has agreed to acquire the SemLogistics Milford Haven fuel storage facility from SemGroup Corp. SEMG , which is located on Wales’ west coast. Valero struck the deal with SemGroup Corporation’s subsidiary, SemGroup Europe Holding L.L.C.  With a storage capacity of 8.5 million barrels, the Milford Haven... Read More

Airbus A321neo Engine Delays Force Hawaiian Airlines to Scrap Some Flights

Airbus A321neo Engine Delays Force Hawaiian Airlines to Scrap Some Flights
Earlier this month, Airbus (NASDAQOTH: EADSY) suffered another setback for its popular A320neo aircraft family, as new defects cropped up for recently manufactured Pratt & Whitney engines. (Pratt & Whitney is one of two engine suppliers for the A320neo program.) As a result, Airbus had to stop deliveries of A320neos and A321neos with the affected engines. Larger airlines may have... Read More

What to Expect From Live Nation (LYV) This Earnings Season?

What to Expect From Live Nation (LYV) This Earnings Season?
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. LYV is scheduled to report fourth-quarter 2017 results on Feb 27, after market close. Last quarter, the company reported a negative earnings surprise of 3.64%. Live Nation surpassed/met expectations in three of the last four quarters, the average beat being a positive 20.58% owing to a strong second-quarter 2017 beat. Let’s discuss the factors that are... Read More