Saturday, January 11, 2014

Best Clean Energy Companies To Watch In Right Now

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has selected Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL  ) to be part of a $400 million contract to develop "clean energy" solutions. Most of the work will be done for foreign countries.

On Wednesday, USAID named Engility a prime contractor under a contract to support renewable energy development in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, and Yemen. The effect of this kind of indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract is to authorize Engility to bid on -- but not guarantee that it will win -- individual task orders that will be issued under the contract over the next five years.

Task orders that Engility can now compete for include providing legal, regulatory, and corporate governance advice on energy sector reform, providing training in relation to energy services, and otherwise "fostering private sector participation and investment" in the clean energy sector. Demonstration projects involving clean energy may also be commissioned, aimed at helping to transition the targeted countries to a "low carbon development trajectory."

Best Clean Energy Companies To Watch In Right Now: Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. (PTU.V)

Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for producing uranium in Canada. The company owns 100% interest in 10 properties covering approximately 76,657 hectares located on Red Willow, S. Newnham Lake, Turnor Lake, Umfreville Lake, William River, Fire Eye Lake, Forsythe Lake, Carson Lake, McArthur East, and Henday Lake, Athabasca Basin in Northern Saskatchewan. Purepoint Uranium Group Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

Best Clean Energy Companies To Watch In Right Now: Primoris Services Corporation(PRIM)

Primoris Services Corporation, a specialty contractor and infrastructure company, provides a range of construction, fabrication, maintenance, replacement, water and wastewater, and product engineering services in the United States and internationally. It offers construction services, including installation of underground pipeline, cable, and conduits for entities in the petroleum, petrochemical, and water industries; installation and maintenance of industrial facilities for petroleum, petrochemical, and water industries; installation of commercial and industrial cast-in-place structures; and construction of highways, as well as industrial and environmental constructions. The company also engages in designing, supplying, and installing high-performance furnaces, heaters, burner management systems, and related combustion and process technologies for clients in the oil refining, petrochemical, and power generation industries, as well as furnishes turnkey project management se rvices and delivers custom engineering solutions. It serves public utilities, petrochemical companies, energy companies, municipalities, state departments of transportation, and other customers. Primoris Services Corporation is based in Dallas, Texas.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Holly LaFon] ris is a contractor and infrastructure company founded in 1946. It provides services related to construction fabrication, maintenance, replacement, water and wastewater and engineering to clients that are typically major public utilities, petrochemical companies, energy companies, municipalities and others. It doubled its size in 2009 and 2010 when it purchased the James Construction Group and Rockford Corporation, respectively. Primoris��predecessor company, Rhapsody acquisition Corp., had its IPO in 2006, and Primoris merged with Rhapsody in 2008.

    Joel Greenblatt bought 59,076 shares at an average price of $13.56 in the fourth quarter. After being relatively flat since its IPO, Primoris��stock price began to rise dramatically in 2011, and Greenblatt bought on a dip in the fourth quarter. In the last year it has appreciated 87 percent.

    Primoris��free cash flow and revenue in 2010 bounced back from a down year in 2009 and EBITDA grew each year in the same span of time. Return on equity and return on assets have both declined over the three years, but in the third quarter of 2011 came back strongly. ROE increased to 29.3 percent from 16.1 at year-end 2010, and ROA has increased to 11.4 percent from 4.8 percent at year-end 2010.

    The third quarter was good in other ways. The company reached its highest revenue and net income in its 60-year history. However, fluctuations in revenue and earnings may occur over the next several quarters as it completes several major projects. On November 30, it announced $181 million in new contracts.

    Primoris��P/E, P/S and P/B ratios:

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    Caribou Coffee (CBOU)

    Caribou Coffee is a gourmet coffee company that owns the second-largest number of coffeehouses in the U.S. After rising significantly in the second quarter of 2011, its stock price dropped in the fourth quarter, when Joel Greenblatt purchased it. He bought 52,794 shares at an average price of $13.27.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Internet Gold Golden Lines Ltd.(IGLD)

Internet Gold ? Golden Lines Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides communications services in Israel. The company offers a range of telecommunication operations and services, including domestic fixed-line, cellular and international communication services, multi-channel television, satellite broadcasts, Internet services, customer call centers, maintenance and development of communications infrastructures, provision of communications services to other communications providers, television and radio broadcasts, and supply and maintenance of equipment on customer premises. It also provides data services, server and Web site hosting services, technical maintenance and support services, networking and system services, outsourcing and out-tasking services, security and risk management solutions, and IP based services; media services, which include the sale of advertising on its Web sites; and sale of products and services on the Internet. The company was formerly known as Euronet Golden Lines (1992) Ltd. and changed its name to Internet Gold ? Golden Lines Ltd. in June 1999. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Ramat Gan, Israel. Internet Gold ? Golden Lines Ltd. is a subsidiary of Eurocom Communications Ltd.

Best Clean Energy Companies To Watch In Right Now: Barnes Group Inc (B%20&%20D)

Barnes Group Inc. (Barnes Group), incorporated on January 30, 1925, is an international aerospace and industrial manufacturer and service provider, serving a range of end markets and customers. The products and services provided by Barnes Group are used in applications, which provide transportation, communication, manufacturing and technology globally. The Company operates under three global business segments: Aerospace, Industrial and Distribution. In August 2012, the Company completed the acquisition of Synventive Molding Solutions. In April 2013, MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc announced that it has completed the acquisition of the North American distribution business (BDNA or the Business) of the Company. In April 2013, MSC Industrial Direct Co Inc announced that it has completed the acquisition of the North American distribution business (BDNA or the Business) of the Company.


Aerospace produces precision-machined and fabricated components and assemblies for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) turbine engine, airframe and industrial gas turbine builders throughout the world, and the military. Aerospace also provides jet engine component overhaul and repair (MRO) services for turbine engine manufacturers, commercial airlines and the military. MRO activities include the manufacture and delivery of aerospace aftermarket spare parts, including the revenue sharing programs (RSPs), under which the Company receives a right to supply designated aftermarket parts over the life of the related aircraft engine program, and component repairs.


Industrial is a supplier of engineered components for critical applications focused on providing solutions for an industrial and transportation customer base. It is equipped to produce precision spring, from fine hairsprings for electronics and instruments to heavy-duty springs for machinery. It is also a manufacturer and supplier of precision mechanical products, including precision mechanical spr! ings, compressor reed valves and nitrogen gas products. Industrial also manufactures punched and fine-blanked components used in transportation and industrial applications, nitrogen gas springs and manifold systems used to control stamping presses, and retention rings that position parts on a shaft or other axis. Industrial has a customer base with products purchased by durable goods manufacturers located globally in industries, including transportation, consumer products, farm equipment, telecommunications, medical devices, home appliances and electronics.


Distribution provides logistics support services, including inventory management, technical sales, and supply chain solutions for maintenance, repair, operating, and production supplies and services. The global operations are engaged in supplying, servicing and engineering of maintenance, repair and operating components. Activities include logistics support through vendor-managed inventory and technical sales for stocked replacement parts and other products, catalog offerings and custom solutions.

Best Clean Energy Companies To Watch In Right Now: Prima Biomed Ltd (PRR.AX)

Prima BioMed Ltd, a biotechnology company, engages in the research and commercialization of licensed medical biotechnology products in Australia. It develops oncology therapies in the field of immunotherapy. The company�s lead product includes CVac, a cancer vaccine for patients in remission, which has completed two human clinical trials. It also manufactures mannosylated fusion protein, a critical component to CVac that contains the antigen necessary for the dendritic cells to illicit an immune response against tumor cells. In addition, the company focuses on developing oral vaccine against human papilloma virus, a virus associated with development of cervical cancer. Prima BioMed Ltd is based in Sydney, Australia.

Best Clean Energy Companies To Watch In Right Now: KOFAX PLC ORD GBP0.025(KFX.L)

Kofax plc develops and markets capture driven business process automation solutions worldwide. The company provides enterprise software solutions, such as Kofax Capture for capturing documents from paper and electronic sources; Kofax Transformation Modules to classify and separate documents, and extract and validate information; Kofax e-Transactions to send and receive electronic invoices without paper; Kofax Front Office Server that triggers back office business processes from front office equipment; and Kofax Monitor to monitor and analyze the performance of capture systems. It also offers Kofax Communication Server, which enables the automated exchange of business critical information linking devices, including MFPs, fax, phone systems, and email and SMS, as well as applications comprising ERP and CRM systems, and Kofax Capture; Kofax Express that captures paper documents into archives; and Kofax VRS Elite, a scanner that automatically examines documents and applies the correct settings to deliver scanned images. In addition, the company provides Atalasoft DotImage SDK, a photo and document imaging toolkit for the Microsoft .NET platform that enables image scanning, viewing, annotation, compression, and processing for customized desktop or Web applications; MarkView for Accounts Payable, which is used for transaction processing; MarkView AP Advisor to control financial functions; and SupplierExpress that processes invoice capture and entry, as well as professional, training, and support services. Further, it offers industry solutions for banking, mortgage processing, insurance, government, business process outsourcing, and health care segments; Microsoft Sharepoint solutions; business processes, such as invoice processing, digital mailroom, and medical claims processing; and resources, including case studies, white papers, customers, blogs, webinars, newsletter, and video testimonials. Kofax plc was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

Best Clean Energy Companies To Watch In Right Now: hardy oil & gas ord usd0.01(HDY.L)

Hardy Oil and Gas plc engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties primarily in India. The company?s principal properties include PY-3 field located off the East Coast of India; CY-OS/2 block located in the northern part of the Cauvery basin and covers approximately 859 square kilometers (km2); the GS-01 exploration license located in the Saurashtra basin offshore Mumbai; AS-ONN-2000/1 exploration license located onshore Upper Assam; Block D9 covering 11,605 km2 in the Bay of Bengal; and Block D3 covering an area of 3,288 km2 in the Krishna Godavari basin. As of December 31, 2010, its total net proven and probable oil reserves amounted to 2.1 million stock tank barrels per day (mmbbl); total net contingent gas resources amounted to 174 billion cubic feet; and total net contingent oil resources amounted to 0.2 mmbbl. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

Best Clean Energy Companies To Watch In Right Now: Occidental Petroleum Corporation(OXY)

Occidental Petroleum Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Oil and Gas; Chemical; and Midstream, Marketing, and Other. The Oil and Gas segment explores for, develops, produces, and markets crude oil, natural gas liquids, and condensate and natural gas. Its domestic oil and gas operations are located in Texas, New Mexico, California, Kansas, Oklahoma, Utah, Colorado, North Dakota, and West Virginia; and international oil and gas operations are located in Bahrain, Bolivia, Colombia, Iraq, Libya, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. As of December 31, 2010, this segment had proved reserves of approximately 3,363 million barrels of oil equivalent. The Chemical segment manufactures and markets basic chemicals, including chlorine, caustic soda, chlorinated organics, potassium chemicals, and ethylene dichloride products; vinyls, such as vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride; and other chemicals comprising chlorinated isocyanurates, resorcinol, sodium silicates, and calcium chloride products. The Midstream, Marketing, and Other segment gathers, treats, processes, transports, stores, purchases, and markets crude oil that includes natural gas liquids and condensate, as well as natural gas and carbon dioxide. This segment also involves in the power generation; and trades around its assets comprising pipelines and storage capacity, as well as oil and gas, other commodities, and commodity-related securities. Occidental Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1920 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Advisors' Opinion:
  • [By Dividend]

    Occidental Petroleum (OXY) has a market capitalization of $68.80 billion. The company employs 12,300 people, generates revenue of $24.253 billion and has a net income of $4.272 billion. Occidental Petroleum�� earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $13.802 billion. The EBITDA margin is 56.91 percent (the operating margin is 30.47 percent and the net profit margin 17.61 percent).

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    But Kinder Morgan also needs to demonstrate its ability to keep its organic growth going. In the first quarter, the company's terminals business only managed to report flat growth, leaving it well off track to meet Kinder Morgan's 12% growth goal for the segment. Also, its carbon dioxide business only saw 1% growth in the quarter, despite producers Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY  ) and Denbury Resources (NYSE: DNR  ) having used CO2 as part of their tertiary recovery methods to get additional oil from largely depleted oil fields in the Permian Basin and on the Gulf Coast.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Occidental Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: OXY) may have a defining moment this week when it holds its annual board meeting. It is expected to announce a tax-free spin-off of the Oxy California business. While bears always have�pointed to the 35% of earnings that come from the volatile Middle East, Occidental is one of the top names in the Permian Basin in Texas. We recently wrote about how the region may contain more than a billion barrels of oil.�The consensus price target for Occidental is $108. The stock pays shareholders a 2.7% dividend. Occidental closed Thursday at $95.10.

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