Buz Investors Next Big Catalyst Canadian licensed medical cannabis producers built off the momentum from Wednesday and benefited from this as it carried into Thursday’s trading session.

Canada Legalization: The Next Big Catalyst

Canada Legalization: The Next Big Catalyst

Buz Investors Next Big Catalyst Canadian licensed medical cannabis producers built off the momentum from Wednesday and benefited from this as it carried into Thursday’s trading session.

Buz Investors Next Big Catalyst Canadian licensed medical cannabis producers built off the momentum from Wednesday and benefited from this as it carried into Thursday’s trading session.

These movements are significant because several of these stocks were under pressure on Tuesday and early Wednesday (post-Canopy Growth earnings).

Investors should keep an eye on how this sub-sector continues to trade as we believe it is comprised of some of the highest quality opportunities for investors.

We recapped some of these recent price movements and provided our updated thesis below:




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Canopy Growth Corp (WEED.TO: TSX) (TWMJF: OTC) recaptured most of its losses from Tuesday after the shares rallied 3.7% on above-average trading volume. We continue to view Canopy Growth as one of the top long-term cannabis investments due to its leading position in the Canadian medical cannabis market. Canopy Growth recently broke below the $10 level and investor should keep an eye on shares as we continue to see long-term upside to current levels.

OrganiGram Holdings (OGI.V: TSX Venture) (OGRMF: OTC) saw a nice rally yesterday and we will monitor how this continues today. OGI and OGRMF rallied more than 5% and this was a nice change from the recent trend. We will provide updates on any significant price movements today. Stay tuned as we continue to hold cautiously.

Emblem Corp. (EMC.V: TSX Venture) (EMMBF: OTC) continued to rally yesterday and the shares were one of the top performers as they also rallied more than 5%. EMC is trading at $4.17 while EMMBF trades near $3.20. We continue to hold as we are favorable on the long-term outlook. Emblem has a lock up coming up in March and we have started to receive questions about this. Although we expect this to cause a short-term dip, we do not expect it to last long and will keep an eye on any significant price movements leading up to this.



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Hemisphere Energy Focus on key oil & gas assets and an “all-star” team catalyst for Hemisphere’s +130% share rise

Focus on key oil & gas assets and an “all-star” team catalyst for Hemisphere’s +130% share rise

Hemisphere Energy

Hemisphere Energy

Hemisphere Energy Don Simmons, President and CEO of Hemisphere Energy Corporation (TSXV: HME), in an interview with InvestorIntel Corp. CEO Tracy Weslosky discuss a focus on key oil & gas assets and an “all-star” management team as contributors of the 130% share price increase this year. Introducing the corporate story and professional quarterbacks that have aligned their talents and invested in Hemisphere Energy, Don provides an overview on the latest news releases, drill results as they discuss the overall oil & gas industry.

Tracy Weslosky: Don we are delighted to have been introduced to Hemisphere Energy. I see your stock has moved up over 130% since the New Year in the oil and gas industry – what is Hemisphere doing differen

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Don Simmons: We are focusing on key assets and have the management team to execute on it. That’s what our focus has been through this downturn and as we’re seeing things (get) better now we’ll continue to focus on what makes the most sense and adds the most value.

Tracy Weslosky: Your board and management team are very impressive. I read some bios and it seems like you put together just all-star professional team here. Can you give the InvestorIntel audience new to Hemisphere Energy, kind of, an overview?

Don Simmons: We have a great supportive board. This is a board I’ve worked with for a number of years, in some cases more than a decade. These people bring a vast amount of experience in the oil and gas business from the past decades. When we look at our management team, our CFO, Dorlyn Evancic, COO Ian Duncan, Vice President of Engineering Ashley Ramsden-Wood and our Vice President of Exploration Andrew Arthur, all are key people that have got years of experience in doing what we do best. We’re supported by great number of other team members that are in the field, in our operations, in our accounting, in our land, in our business development and even on the geophysics side. We have a great team that’s been able to execute in good and bad times.

Tracy Weslosky: Well, obviously your shareholders like your results. You just had some production results recently from your Atlee well? Wat were these production results and why are they being translated so well and do you think you’ve hit your market valuation yet?

Don Simmons: Well, I actually don’t think that our new well is being valued into our story at all. I think it’s something that it’s just a factor that’s going to take some time for people to understand the important of this well and the importance of this pool for the company going forward. Most of our long-term shareholders are well aware of what we’ve done over the past years in Atlee Buffalo in really taking a property that had very little production and something we focused on to add a lot of reserves and production. The G pool significantly though and more importantly recently with our new well there it’s the first producing well into this pool. This is a 38 million barrel original oil in place pool. Only 3% of the productions been taken out. There’s a huge amount of upside, huge amount of future growth for the company in that pool.

Tracy Weslosky: And, of course, in that particular news release you reference a reservoir and production concepts. Can you tell me what you mean by this?

Don Simmons: In this part of southern Alberta it’s fairly common for these pools of this size to be developed with horizontal wells and then followed up with secondary recovery or a water flood. These are things that have been going on for decades…to access the complete interview, click here




Akamai Technologies, Inc.: This Catalyst to Send AKAM Stock Soaring

Akamai Technologies, Inc.: This Catalyst to Send AKAM Stock Soaring

Akamai Technologies, Inc.: This Catalyst to Send AKAM Stock Soaring

  • Buz Investors AKAM Stock Soaring Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) is a name that I like in an exponentially growing area of cloud computing that has been able to bring names like Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) back to life.
  • I have been watching AKAM stock for some time, looking for a potential breakout to the upside, but that event was put on the back burner in mid-July after Akamai stock reported disappointing earnings.
  • As an analyst, I have been using price charts as the foundation of my analysis. I have been using this style for over a decade, and I have had great success using this formula

AKAM Stock Soaring A Second Chance

Akamai Technologies, Inc.: This Catalyst to Send AKAM Stock Soaring

AKAM Stock Soaring As an analyst, I have been using price charts as the foundation of my analysis. I have been using this style for over a decade, and I have had great success using this formula. I look for potential price pattern setups and signals as my triggers to set up appropriate investment strategies.

The chart above highlights a traders’ tool known as Fibonacci retracement numbers. This tool is used to identify countertrend price objectives. In theory, when a stock pulls back from a primary trend, shares will retrace approximately 50%-62% of the primary move. This zone usually offers support, as traders will be eyeing this area as one in which to enter long positions (or cover short positions).

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In the context of the a larger bullish trend, it is common for stocks to sell off in this type of a dramatic fashion. Some of the best-performing stocks this year—including Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), and Microsoft—have experienced similar sell-offs.

The second indicator is the golden cross, and this bullish indicator is generated when the 50-day moving average, highlighted in blue, crosses above a 200-day moving average, highlighted in red. This indicator is used to confirm the current direction of the trend, and a golden cross indicates that the price trend is higher.

Broadcom Ltd: This Catalyst Could Boost AVGO Stock to $200

Broadcom Ltd: This Catalyst Could Boost AVGO Stock to $200

Broadcom Ltd:  This Catalyst Could Boost AVGO Stock to $200

  • Buz Traders Catalyst Could Boost AVGO  Broadcom Ltd (NASDAQ:AVGO) stock is a consistent outperformer. AVGO stock’s financial results over the past several quarters has surpassed the expectations of Wall Street analysts
  • In its third-quarter fiscal 2016, Broadcom stock reported adjusted earnings of $2.89 per share, up from $2.24 per share in the same period a year ago. It was also higher than the $2.76 per share expected by analysts.
  • The company’s revenue was $3.8 billion, an increase of 117% from $1.75 billion in the third quarter of 2015. Analysts expected Broadcom to achieve $3.76 billion in revenue for the quarter. Its gross margin increased from 29.5% to 47% of net revenue. (Source:  “Broadcom Limited Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results and Interim Dividend,” Broadcom Ltd, September 1, 2016.)

Catalyst Could Boost AVGO Deliver Stronger 4Q Results

Broadcom Ltd: This Catalyst Could Boost AVGO Stock to $200

Catalyst Could Boost AVGO Broadcom CEO Hock Tan is confident that the company could provide an even stronger financial performance in the fourth quarter, driven by the robust growth of its wireless segment. 3Q revenue increased 64% to $1.0 billion year-over-year, or 27% sequentially.

Management expected its revenue from the wireless segment to grow 30% sequentially, primarily due to the full ramp-up of a new phone model from its large customer base in North America and continued demand increases from its large handset customers in Asia.
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It is also worth noting that Broadcom’s 3Q revenue from its wired infrastructure climbed 454% to $2.07 billion from $372.0 million in the same period a year ago. However, its revenue from the segment was flat sequentially, due to the supply constraints of its set-top box product.

RBC Capital  Markets, LLC analyst Amit Daryanani recently suggested that Broadcom’s wired segment will likely deliver low- to mid-single-digit revenue growth over the next several quarters, contrary to the expectations of most analysts that its revenue would be flat. Daryanani noted that some consumers still believed that wired connections are more reliable than wireless connections. Additionally, the churn rate of wired connections in the recent quarter was

 

Lenovo Group Ltd.: Moto Z Could Be a Big Catalyst for Lenovo Stock

Lenovo Group Ltd.: Moto Z Could Be a Big Catalyst for Lenovo Stock

Lenovo Group Ltd.: Moto Z Could Be a Big Catalyst for Lenovo Stock

  • Lenovo Group Limited  might be selling fewer smartphones, but its earnings are rising. Lenovo stock lost almost a third of its value as of last May
  • “failure to launch” smartphones at Lenovo might not be a failure at all. It may just be that the market expected too much, too soon. This explanation gains further traction when you observe that Lenovo had to compete against the likes of established Chinese brandsHuawei, Xiaomi, and another new player, OPPO.
  • Lenovo’s plan, which could be a major catalyst, is to enhance the brand as a major player in the smartphone market with its forthcoming and latest iteration of the “Moto” handset.

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Lenovo Group Ltd.: Moto Z Could Be a Big Catalyst for Lenovo Stock

Lenovo Group Limited (ADR) (OTCMKTS:LNVGY) might be selling fewer smartphones, but its earnings are rising. Lenovo stock lost almost a third of its value as of last May. Analysts have been pessimistic about earnings because of weak sales of personal computers. That’s important, because Lenovo is the world’s largest computer manufacturer.

But starting in July, Lenovo stock has started to rise again—despite some stumbles. Has the company reached bottom and started a recovery? Certainly, Lenovo stock is.
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Lenovo will now consider smartphones as part of its core business. Despite the difficulties that also plague this sector, Lenovo needs to move beyond the personal computer (PC). The market for PCs is dropping worldwide, because of the various other options that consumers have these days, from tablets to all-in-one desktops and “Chromebooks”—for starters. Then there is the continued rivalry between PCs and Apple products.

But that was already old news last year. Lenovo must improve its smartphone business to grow and deliver gains that translate to a higher market valuation. Lenovo became the world’s No. 1 smartphone maker, beating out HP. This year, sales dropped seven percent. But few were surprised. As for smartphones, on the other hand, the problem is bigger because Lenovo stock has not yet capitalized on the Motorola acquisition for $2.9 billion.

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Alphabet Inc: Machine Learning a Strong Catalyst for GOOG Stock

Alphabet Inc: Machine Learning a Strong Catalyst for GOOG Stock



Alphabet Inc: Machine Learning a Strong Catalyst for GOOG Stock

GOOG StockThis Could Send GOOG Stock Soaring

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is the world’s second-most valuable company with approximately $538.21 billion in market capitalization. Google created Alphabet last year as its parent holding company under a new operating structure to focus on its consolidated businesses and increase management scale.

As Larry Page explained in a blog post last year, “Alphabet is about businesses prospering through strong leaders and independence.” In other words, the CEOs running its businesses have strong management and leadership skills to.

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Last week, Alphabet reported adjusted earnings of $8.42 per share in the second quarter, up from $6.99 per share in the year-ago period. The company’s earnings were higher than the $8.04 per share Wall Street analysts expected. (Source: “Alphabet Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results,” Alphabet Investor Relations, July 28, 2016.)

Alphabet’s Other Bets such as “Project Wing” (delivery drones) and self-driving cars are not yet making money but they are expected to disrupt their respective industries.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced new steps to promote the safe integration and innovative adoption of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, across the country. According to the White House, Alphabet will start testing its delivery drones at one of the six FAA-sanctioned drone test sites to set the foundation for future approvals. (Source: “Harnessing the Potential of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology,” White House, August 2, 2016.)

In January, Project Wing head Dave Vos said drone delivery in urban areas in the United States might be possible within a few years. (Source: “Google Exec Says Delivery by Drone Possible Within a Few Years,” Bloomberg, January 11, 2016.)

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Micron Technology, Inc.: Tsinghua Deal Could Be Catalyst for Micron Stock

Micron Technology, Inc.: Tsinghua Deal Could Be Catalyst for MU Stock

Micron Technology, Inc.: Tsinghua Deal Could Be Catalyst for MU Stock

Micron TechnologyA Very Rocky Road for Micron Stock

Everybody loves a comeback and Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) is the new comeback kid. Despite a trouble-plagued stretch with too many lows and few highs, the company is pointed in the right direction and Micron stock is poised to ascend.

If anything, the past year has not been boring for this Boise, Idaho-based semiconductor provider. In July 2015, Micron Technology was the surprise object of a $23.0-billion informal bid by China’s state-sponsored Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. Had the bid gone through, the acquisition would.

Micron stock’s poor quarterly numbers were followed by the announcement of a 7.5% cut in its workforce, which would impact approximately 2,400 workers. Micron Technology estimated this would save it $300 million in 2017. These layoffs were the third in eight years, with previous cuts announced in 2008 and 2013.

Why Micron Stock Is Appealing

So, why isn’t it time to write off Micron stock? For starters, the company has more than a few surprises up its proverbial sleeve. Last week, Micron adopted a rights agreement—also known as a “poison pill”—that would prohibit any change of ownership if five percent or more of the company’s outstanding common shares were purchased by a company or an individual. The company also filed an 8-K form that will enable it to retain tax benefits related to its recent losses.

These moves can be seen as a strategy to buffer Micron stock from any new surprise bids by unsolicited prospective buyers. It would also suggest that the company wants to remain an independent force in this game for the long haul. This is especially the case with the company’s dealing in China: media reports on Micron’s meeting with Chinese companyWuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing over a possible NAND manufacturing deal affirms that Micron has no interest in becoming a subsidiary or division of a Chinese entity. (Source: “Would Intel Buy Micron at $22 a Share?,” Barron’s, July 26, 2016.)

 

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