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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2021

What happened

Shares of Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) jumped as much as 23.6% higher in Wednesday’s morning session, following the release of strong second-quarter results. By 11 a.m. EDT, the stock had cooled down somewhat to a 15% overnight gain.

So what

The maker of fiber-optic networking modules and components saw second-quarter sales falling 25% year over year to land at $87.8 million, comfortably ahead of Wall Street’s $77.8 million expectations. On the bottom line, adjusted earnings decreased 58% to $0.64 per diluted share, also far above analysts’ $0.45 expectations.

Looking ahead, AOI centered its third-quarter earnings guidance around $0.65 per share, just ahead of the Street’s current $0.64 consensus estimates. Revenue guidance of approximately $87 million stopped short of the $90 million analyst view.

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2021: CRA InternationalInc.(CRAI)

CRA International, Inc. provides litigation, regulatory, financial consulting, and management consulting services worldwide. It advices clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings; and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. The company offers consulting services, including research and analysis, expert testimony, and support in litigation and regulatory proceedings in various areas of finance, accounting, economics, insurance, and forensic accounting and investigations to corporate clients and attorneys. It also provides consulting services related to class certification, damages analysis, expert reports and testimony, regulatory analysis, strategy development, valuation of tangible and intangible assets, risk management, and transaction support to law firms, businesses, and government agencies. In addition, the company offers management consulting services consisting of strat egy development, performance improvement, corporate portfolio analysis, market demand estimation, new product pricing strategies, intellectual property and other assets valuation, competitors? actions assessment, and new sources of supply analysis. The company serves customers in banking and capital markets, chemicals and industrials, consumer products, energy and utilities, financial services, healthcare, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, media, mining, metals and materials, oil and gas, real estate, retail, sports, telecommunications, and transportation industries. Its clients include domestic and foreign companies; federal, state, and local domestic government agencies; governments of foreign countries; public and private utilities; and national and international trade associations. CRA International, Inc. was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    CRA International (NASDAQ:CRAI) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a buy rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “Charles River Associates has a diversified business with service offerings across areas of functional expertise, client base and geographical regions. The company’s strong global network provides the opportunity to work with the world's leading professionals on multiple issues. An excellent professional team has helped the company to maintain solid reputation for high-quality consulting services focused on economic, financial and management consulting areas. On the flip side, seasonality continues to weigh on Charles River Associates’ top line. Operation in a highly competitive and fragmented economic and management consulting services industry remains a concern. The nature of business makes Charles River Associates’ vulnerable to foreign exchange risk. The company’s shares have underperformed its industry in the past year.”

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    CRA International (NASDAQ:CRAI) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report issued on Monday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2021: Live Ventures Incorporated(LIVE)

Live Ventures Incorporated, a holding company, engages in the acquisition of various businesses. The company operates through three segments: Legacy Merchants Services, Manufacturing and Industrial Products, and Online Marketplace Platform segments. It manufactures and markets carpets and rugs, and yarn products through carpet dealers for residential, niche commercial, and hospitality end-markets, as well as engages in the resale of hard surface flooring products. The company also operates LiveDeal.com, a deal engine that connects restaurants with consumers, as well as offers marketing solutions to restaurants to boost customer awareness and merchant visibility on the Internet. Its deal engine also engages in the online retail of products that range from kitchen and dining products, apparel, and sporting goods to childrens toys and beauty products. In addition, the company develops and markets a suite of products and services to meet the online marketing needs of small and medium businesses. The company was formerly known as LiveDeal, Inc. and changed its name to Live Ventures Incorporated in October 2015. Live Ventures Incorporated was founded in 1968 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Live Stars (CURRENCY:LIVE) traded up 2.3% against the dollar during the 24 hour period ending at 23:00 PM Eastern on June 25th. Over the last seven days, Live Stars has traded down 10.1% against the dollar. One Live Stars token can currently be bought for approximately $0.0249 or 0.00000400 BTC on major exchanges. Live Stars has a total market cap of $990,922.00 and $25,651.00 worth of Live Stars was traded on exchanges in the last day.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Live Ventures (NASDAQ: LIVE) and PennantPark Investment (NASDAQ:PNNT) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2021: The Middleby Corporation(MIDD)

The Middleby Corporation (“Middleby” or the “company”), through its operating subsidiary Middleby Marshall Inc. (“Middleby Marshall”) and its subsidiaries, is a leader in the design, manufacture, marketing, distribution, and service of a broad line of (i) foodservice equipment used in all types of commercial restaurants and institutional kitchens, (ii) food preparation, cooking, baking, chilling and packaging equipment for food processing operations, and (iii) premium kitchen equipment including ranges, ovens, refrigerators, ventilation and dishwashers primarily used in the residential market. Founded in 1888 as a manufacturer of baking ovens, Middleby Marshall Oven Company was acquired in 1983 by TMC Industries Ltd., a publicly traded company that changed its name in 1985 to The Middleby Corporation.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribing]

    Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 27, 2019 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Chris Hill]

    Hill: When you were talking about tuck-in acquisitions, it reminded me of a company that was in the news recently for a change at the top, Middleby (NASDAQ:MIDD). It’s a company we’ve followed pretty closely here at The Motley Fool over the past decade. Middleby has done a phenomenal job of growing that business by making those type of tuck-in acquisitions that are very much in their wheelhouse.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2021: Portland General Electric Company(POR)

Portland General Electric Company (PGE), incorporated on July 25, 1930, is an electric utility company. The Company is engaged in the generation, wholesale purchase, transmission, distribution and retail sale of electricity in the state of Oregon. The Company also sells electricity and natural gas in the wholesale market to utilities, brokers and power marketers. PGE’s service area allocation of approximately 4,000 square miles is located within Oregon and includes over 50 incorporated cities. The Company has approximately four natural gas-fired generating facilities, which include PW1, PW2, Beaver and Coyote Springs Unit 1 (Coyote Springs). PGE owns and operates over two wind farms, including Biglow Canyon Wind Farm (Biglow Canyon) and Tucannon River. Biglow Canyon, which is located in Sherman County, Oregon, is its renewable energy resource consisting of approximately 220 wind turbines with a total nameplate capacity of over 450 megawatts (MW). Its Tucannon River is located in southeastern Washington and consists of approximately 120 wind turbines with a total nameplate capacity of over 270 MW.

The Company’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-licensed hydroelectric projects consist of Pelton/Round Butte on the Deschutes River near Madras, Oregon; approximately four plants on the Clackamas River, and over one on the Willamette River. PGE has approximately 66.67% ownership interest in the 455 MW Pelton/Round Butte hydroelectric project on the Deschutes River, with the remaining interest held by the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon (Tribes). PGE has a dispatchable standby generation (DSG) program under which the Company can start, operate, and monitor customer-owned diesel-fueled standby generators when needed to support specific capacity needs. PGE owns approximately 79.5%, and is the operator of record, of the Kelso-Beaver Pipeline, which connects PW1, PW2, and Beaver to Northwest Pipeline, an interstate natural gas pipeline operating between British! Columbia and New Mexico. PGE transports natural gas on the Kelso-Beaver Pipeline for its own use under a firm transportation service agreement.

The Company has contractual access to natural gas storage in Mist, Oregon from which it can draw in the event that natural gas supplies are interrupted or if economic factors require its use. The storage facility is owned and operated by a local natural gas company and may be utilized to provide fuel to PW1, PW2, and Beaver. PGE supplements its own generation with power purchased in the wholesale market to meet its retail load requirements. PGE owns and/or has contractual rights associated with transmission lines that deliver electricity from its generation facilities to its distribution system in its service territory and also to the Western Interconnection. PGE owns an electric transmission system consisting of approximately 1,240 circuit miles, which include 286 circuit miles of 500 kilovolt (KV) line; 402 circuit miles of 230 kV line, and 551 miles of 115 kV line. The Company also has over 26,540 circuit miles of primary and secondary distribution lines that deliver electricity to its customers.

The Company has an ownership interest in approximately 15% of the capacity on the Colstrip Project Transmission facilities from the Colstrip plant in Montana to Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA’s) transmission system, and approximately 20% of the capacity on the Pacific Northwest Intertie, a 4,800 MW transmission facility between John Day, in northern Oregon, and Malin, in southern Oregon near the California border. In addition, the Company has contractual rights to various transmission capacity, including approximately 3,105 MW of firm BPA transmission on BPA’s system to PGE’s service territory in Oregon, and 150 MW of firm BPA transmission from the Mid-Columbia projects in Washington to the northern end of the Pacific Northwest AC Intertie, near John Day, Oregon, five MW to Tucannon River, and five MW to Biglow Canyon. The Company o! ffers dif! ferent pricing options, including a daily market price option, various time-of-use options and several renewable energy options, which are offered to residential and small commercial customers. Its residential customers include single family housing, multiple family housing (such as apartments, duplexes, and town homes), mobile homes, and small farms. Its commercial customers consist of non-residential customers.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) and RED ELECTRICA C/ADR (OTCMKTS:RDEIY) are both utilities companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mizuho reiterated their buy rating on shares of Portland General Electric (NYSE:POR) in a research report report published on Thursday. They currently have a $50.00 price target on the utilities provider’s stock.

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Portland General Electric Co (NYSE:POR)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 15, 2019, 11:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
    Prepared Remarks:

    Operator

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2021: National Oilwell Varco, Inc.(NOV)

National Oilwell Varco, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells equipment and components used in oil and gas drilling, completion, and production; and provides oilfield services to the upstream oil and gas industry worldwide. The companys Rig Systems segment offers land rigs; offshore drilling equipment packages; and drilling rig components. This segment provides substructures, derricks, and masts; cranes; pipe lifting, racking, rotating, and assembly systems; fluid transfer technologies, such as mud pumps; pressure control equipment, such as blowout preventers; power transmission systems, such as drives and generators; and rig instrumentation and control systems. Its Rig Aftermarket segment offers spare parts; and repair and rental services, as well as technical support, field and first well support, field engineering, and customer training services. The companys Wellbore Technologies segment designs, manufactures, rents, and sells various equipment and technologies used to perform drilling operations. This segment also provides solids control and waste management equipment and services, drilling fluids, drill pipes, wired pipes, tubular inspection and coating services, instrumentation, downhole tools, and drill bits. Its Completion and Production Solutions segment offers equipment and technologies for hydraulic fracture stimulation, such as pressure pumping trucks and pumps, blenders, sanders, hydration units, injection units, flowlines, manifolds, and wellheads; well intervention, including coiled tubing units, coiled tubing, and wireline units and tools; offshore production, including composite pipe, process equipment, floating production systems, and subsea production technologies; and onshore production, including surface transfer and progressive cavity pumps, positive displacement reciprocating pumps, pressure vessels, and artificial lift systems. The company was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The energy markets have endured big swings recently, and oilfield services stocks have seen a lot of volatility. Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHGE) got bought by General Electric, but its shares continue to trade separately, and GE has taken steps to reduce its stake in the energy company. Meanwhile, National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) is a smaller company in the space, but it too has had to deal with weak oil prices and their negative impact on production activity and demand for its products and services.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2021: Kelly Services Inc.(KELYA)

Kelly Services, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides workforce solutions to various industries worldwide. The company offers trained employees who work in word processing, data entry, and as administrative support staff; staff for contact centers, technical support hotlines, and telemarketing units; substitute teachers; support staff for seminars, sales, and trade shows; technicians for the technology, aerospace, and pharmaceutical industries; maintenance workers, material handlers, and assemblers; and temporary and full-time placement services, as well as direct-hire placement and vendor on-site management services. It also provides scientific and clinical research workforce solutions; chefs, porters, and hospitality representatives; manual workers to semi-skilled professionals in trade, non-trade, and operational positions; engineering professionals for various disciplines, such as aeronautical, chemical, civil/structural, electrical/instrumentation, environmen tal, industrial, mechanical, petroleum, pharmaceutical, quality, and telecommunications; and employees for creative services positions. In addition, the company offers professionals for corporate finance departments, accounting firms, and financial institutions; talent management solutions; healthcare specialists and professionals for hospitals, ambulatory care centers, HMOs, and other health insurance companies; information technology specialists; legal professionals, such as attorneys, paralegals, contract administrators, compliance specialists, and legal administrators; and mid- to senior-level search and selection services, as well as consulting services. Further, it provides recruitment process and contingent workforce outsourcing, independent contractor solutions, payroll and business process outsourcing, career transition and organizational effectiveness, and executive search services. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub downgraded shares of Kelly Services (NASDAQ:KELYA) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report released on Wednesday morning.

    KELYA has been the subject of a number of other research reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Kelly Services from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Monday, February 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kelly Services from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $25.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, February 5th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Kelly Services from a b rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Thursday, February 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $32.00.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2021: Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd.(FOMX)

Our legal and commercial name is Foamix Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (formerly Foamix Ltd.). We were incorporated as a limited liability company under the laws of the State of Israel on January 19, 2003. We are registered with the Israeli Registrar of Companies. Our registration number is 51-336881-1. Article 3 of our articles of association provides that our objectives are to conduct all types of business as are permitted by law. Our principal executive offices are located at 2 Holzman St., Weizmann Science Park, Rehovot 76704, Israel, and our telephone number is +972-8-9316233. Our website is www.foamixpharma.com. The information contained on, or that can be accessed through, our website does not constitute a part of this form and is not incorporated by reference herein. Foamix Pharmaceuticals Inc., our wholly-owned subsidiary, was incorporated on May 6, 2014 under the laws of the State of Delaware, with the intent to serve as our marketing and sales arm in the U.S.   Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HC Wainwright set a $11.00 price target on Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX) in a research note released on Tuesday. The firm currently has a buy rating on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Foamix Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:FOMX)’s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by HC Wainwright in a report issued on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. They currently have a $14.00 price objective on the specialty pharmaceutical company’s stock, up from their prior price objective of $12.00. HC Wainwright’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 122.22% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2021: Nuveen Massachusetts Premium Income Municipal Fund(NMT)

Nuveen Massachusetts Premium Income Municipal Fund is a diversified closed-end management investment company. The Fund seeks to provide current income exempt from both regular federal and designated state income taxes by investing primarily in a portfolio of municipal obligations issued by state and local government authorities within a single state or certain United States territories. It seeks to provide attractive monthly tax-free income, portfolio diversification and attractive after tax total returns. It invests in municipal securities that are exempt from federal and Massachusetts state income taxes. It invests over 80% of its managed assets in securities rated, at the time of investment, investment grade (Baa/BBB or better by S&P, Moody’s, or Fitch) or, if they are unrated, are judged by the manager to be of comparable quality. It may invest over 20% of its managed assets in municipal securities rated below investment quality. Its investment advisor is Nuveen Fund Advisors, LLC. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    News articles about Nuveen Massachusetts Pre Income Mun Fd (NYSE:NMT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nuveen Massachusetts Pre Income Mun Fd earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.5987310031013 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2021: Hitachi Ltd (HTHIF)

Hitachi, Ltd. is a diversified company. Information and Telecommunication System segment offers system integration services and automated teller machines. Electricity System segment offers power generation systems. Social and Industrial System segment offers industrial machinery. Electronic Device and System segment offers liquid crystal displays. Construction segment offers hydraulic shovels and wheel loaders. High Functional Material segment offers electric wires and cables. Automotive System segment offers engine management and in-car information systems. Digital Media and Consumer Product segment offers optical disk drives and refrigerators. The Others (Logistics and Service) segment provides logistics, real estate related services. Financial Service segment offers leasing and loan services. Advisors’ Opinion:

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    The vast dealer network, built up over the more than 90 years that Caterpillar has been in operation, is the key competitive advantage that the company possesses. While Caterpillar’s products are renowned for quality and low downtime, it is the availability of the support service on an international level in tandem with a reputation for product quality is what gives Caterpillar its edge, and has given it pole position among the world’s construction machinery manufacturers in 2017 based on construction equipment sales, outranking Komatsu Ltd. (OTCPK:KMTUF) (OTCPK:KMTUY), Hitachi Ltd. (OTCPK:HTHIF) (OTCPK:HTHIY), Volvo (OTCPK:VOLVF) (OTCPK:VOLVY), the privately-held Liebherr group, the Chinese government-owned XCMG Group, the Doosan Infracore subsidiary of the Doosan Group conglomerate, Sany (OTCPK:SNYYF) (OTC:SNYYY), and John Deere & Co.

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    Some of the larger companies that have begun incorporating blockchain into their industries include:

    Overstock.com (OSTK) , once a retail company, has become one of the biggest blockchain options on the stock market. The company has developed tZERO, a cryptocurrency and blockchain-based registry that complies with the regulations of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. IBM (IBM) has developed blockchain technology that they are using with a large variety of partners in a large variety of industries. One example is their partnership with food retailers, most notably Walmart, to help quickly, efficiently, and securely track the supply chain to help ensure ideal food safety. They have also partnered with Maersk to work on a blockchain platform for global trade. Hitachi (HTHIF) , the Japanese conglomerate that has worked on social infrastructure and IT systems, among other industries, has begun dabbling in blockchain. It has released reports about how it believes the technology can positively impact the financial sector, and how it could potentially be used to create new services for businesses.

    There are also ETFs that one can invest in that hold a number of stocks related to blockchain. For example, the Reality Shares Nasdaq NextGen Economy ETF (BLCN) holds stocks in all of the examples above, as well as Intel (INTC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO) .

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks For 2021: Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (HRTX)

Heron Therapeutics, Inc., incorporated on February 5, 1987, is a biotechnology company. The Company is engaged in developing pharmaceutical products for patients suffering from cancer or pain. The Company’s product candidates include SUSTOL, HTX-019 and HTX-011. All of its product candidates utilize science and technology platforms, including its Biochronomer drug delivery technology (Biochronomer technology), which can deliver therapeutic levels of a range of otherwise short-acting pharmacological agents over a period of days to weeks with a single subcutaneous injection.

The Company’s product candidate, SUSTOL (granisetron) injection, extended release, is being developed for the prevention of both acute and delayed chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) associated with moderately emetogenic chemotherapy (MEC) or highly emetogenic chemotherapy (HEC). SUSTOL is in Phase III clinical trials. The New Drug Application (NDA) is under review by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for SUSTOL. HTX-019, also being developed for the prevention of CINV, is an intravenous formulation of aprepitant, a neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor antagonist. HTX-019 is formulated without polysorbate 80. HTX-019 has completed bioequivalence study in healthy volunteers. HTX-011, a long-acting formulation of the local anesthetic bupivacaine in a fixed-dose combination with the anti-inflammatory meloxicam, is being developed for the prevention of post-operative pain. The Company has initiated a placebo-controlled, dose-finding, Phase II clinical trial for HTX-011 in approximately 100 patients undergoing abdominoplasty. HTX-011 is also being evaluated in a placebo-controlled, dose-finding, Phase II clinical trial in approximately 100 patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Cantor Fitzgerald set a $50.00 price objective on Heron Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HRTX) in a research report released on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the biotechnology company’s stock.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Heron Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:HRTX) dropped 0.2% on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $29.30 and last traded at $30.95. Approximately 33,849 shares traded hands during trading, a decline of 96% from the average daily volume of 944,129 shares. The stock had previously closed at $31.00.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BidaskClub lowered shares of Heron Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HRTX) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Saturday morning.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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