Toronto-based diamond miner Dominion Diamond (NYSE: DDC ) -- the company formerly known as Harry Winston Diamond -- has completed its purchase of BHP Billiton's (NYSE: BHP ) stake in the Ekati Diamond Mine, "as well as the associated diamond sorting and sales facilities in Yellowknife, Canada, and Antwerp, Belgium," Dominion Diamond announced Wednesday.
Dominion Diamond says it paid a total of $553 million to obtain BHP's interests in the mine, which contains both an operational "Core Zone" and also a "Buffer Zone" possessing potential for future exploration and development. In truth, however, Ekati brought with it cash on hand of $65 million as well as 10 weeks' worth of diamond inventory, which reduce the net value of the price Dominion Diamond paid for the mine.
Management said in a statement that it will release a detailed plan for how it expects to exploit the mine on or before April 24. Shares of the company gained 0.4% in Wednesday trading ahead of the announcement, closing at $16.66.
Best Oil Stocks To Invest In Right Now: AeroCentury Corp (ACY)
AeroCentury Corp., incorporated on February 28, 1997, acquires used regional aircraft and engines for lease to foreign and domestic regional carriers. The Company�� portfolio of leased aircraft assets is managed and administered under the terms of a management agreement with JetFleet Management Corp. (JMC), which is an integrated aircraft management, marketing and financing business and a subsidiary of JetFleet Holding Corp (JHC).
As of March 31, 2013, the Company�� aircraft and aircraft engines, which were on lease or held for lease included Bombardier Dash-8-300, Fokker 100, Bombardier Dash-8-Q400, Fokker 50, General Electric CF34-8E5 engine, Saab 340B, Saab 340B Plus, deHavilland DHC-8-100, deHavilland DHC-6, Tay 650-15 engine, General Electric CT7-9B engine and Saab 340A. As of March 31, 2013, 14 of the Company�� assets, comprised of four Fokker 50 aircraft, three Saab 340B aircraft, four Fokker 100 aircraft, two Tay 650-15 engines and one General Electric CT7-9B engine, were off lease.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By John Udovich]
Yesterday around midday,�Netherlands based aviation leasing stock�AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) began surging on rumors and closed up 11.6%, meaning its probably time to take a closer look at those rumors along with aviation leasing peers like small caps or mid caps�Aircastle Limited (NYSE: AYR), Air Lease Corp (NYSE: AL), Fly Leasing Ltd (NYSE: FLY) and AeroCentury Corp (NYSEMKT: ACY).
Hot Industrial Disributor Stocks For 2015: PostRock Energy Corporation(PSTR)
PostRock Energy Corporation, an integrated independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas in the United States. It operates in two segments, Oil and Gas Production, and Natural Gas Pipelines. The Oil and Gas Production segment primarily focuses on the development of coal bed methane in the Cherokee basin and the Marcellus Shale in Appalachian Basin, as well as has oil properties in Central Oklahoma. As of December 31, 2009, it had approximately 51.9 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe) of estimated net proved reserves; development rights to approximately 516,184 net acres; and operated approximately 2,849 gross wells in the Cherokee Basin. It also had approximately 44,507 net acres of oil and natural gas producing properties with estimated proved reserves of 18.9 Bcfe and approximately 498 gross wells in Appalachian Basin; and had 65 gross wells, development rights to approximately 1,4 80 net acres, and estimated net proved reserves, 3.9 Bcfe in Central Oklahoma. The Natural Gas Pipelines segment involves in transporting, gathering, treating, and processing natural gas. It owns and operates a natural gas gathering pipeline networks of approximately 2,173 miles in the Cherokee Basin and 183 miles in the Appalachian Basin; and a 1,120 mile interstate natural gas pipeline, which transports natural gas from northern Oklahoma and western Kansas to the metropolitan Wichita and Kansas City markets. The company is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Eric Volkman]
LeBlanc is a veteran energy industry CFO. He has filled that role at East Resources -- now a unit of Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS-A ) -- as well as�PostRock Energy (NASDAQ: PSTR ) , and Range Resources, among others.
Hot Industrial Disributor Stocks For 2015: CC Media Holdings Inc (CCMO)
CC Media Holdings, Inc., incorporated May 2007, is a diversified media and entertainment company. The Company provides radio, digital, out-of-home, mobile and on-demand entertainment, and information services for audiences and local communities, and providing opportunities for advertisers. The Company operates in three segments: Media and Entertainment (CCME, formerly Radio), Americas outdoor advertising (Americas outdoor) and International outdoor advertising (International outdoor). On April 29, 2011, the Company acquired the traffic business of Westwood One, Inc. (the Traffic acquisition). The Company, during 2011, also purchased a cloud-based music technology business. During 2011, the Company also acquired Brouwer & Partners, a street furniture business. During 2011, the Company divested and exchanged its 27 radio stations.
The CCME segments operations include radio broadcasting, online and mobile services and products, program syndication, entertainment, traffic data distribution and music research services. The Company�� radio stations and content can be heard on amplitude modulation (AM) / frequency modulation (FM) stations, high definition (HD) radio stations, satellite radio, the Internet at iHeartRadio.com, and the Company�� radio stations Websites, through the Company�� iHeartRadio mobile application on iPads and smart phones, and via navigation systems. As of December 31, 2011, the Company owned 866 radio stations, including 249 AM and 617 FM servicing approximately 150 the United States markets.
The Company operates premiere networks (Premiere), a national radio network that produces, distributes or represents approximately 90 syndicated radio programs, and serves approximately 5,800 radio station affiliates. The Company�� syndicated radio programs include Rush Limbaugh, Jim Rome, Steve Harvey, Ryan Seacrest, Elvis Duran and Delilah. It also delivers real-time traffic information via navigation systems, radio and television broadcast m! edia and wireless and Internet-based services through the Company�� traffic business, total traffic network. During 2011, the CCME segment generated 48% of the Company�� revenues. The primary source of revenue in the CCME segment is the sale of commercials on the Company�� radio stations for local, regional and national advertising. The Company�� advertisers include consumer services, retailers, entertainment, health and beauty products, telecommunications, automotive and media.
Americas Outdoor Advertising
The Americas outdoor advertising segment operates in the markets of the United States, Canada and Latin America. It consists of billboards, street furniture and transit displays, airport displays, mall displays, and wall scapes, and other spectaculars, which the Company owns or operates under lease management agreements. As of December 31, 2011, the Company owned and operated approximately 125,000 display structures in its Americas outdoor advertising segment with operations in the United States. The Americas outdoor advertising segment generated 21% of the Company�� revenues during 2011. Americas outdoor revenue is derived from the sale of advertising copy placed on the Company�� digital displays and traditional displays. The Company�� display inventory consists primarily of billboards, street furniture displays and transit displays.
The street furniture displays of the Company include advertising surfaces on bus shelters, information kiosks, freestanding units and other public structures. The transit displays advertise on various types of vehicles or within transit systems, including on the interior and exterior sides of buses, trains, trams, and in the common areas of rail stations and airports. The other display inventories consist of spectaculars, wall scapes and mall displays.
International Outdoor Advertising
The International outdoor business segment includes the Company�� operations in Asia, Australia and E! urope, wi! th approximately 34% of its revenue in this segment derived from France and the United Kingdom during 2011. As of December 31, 2011, the Company owned or operated approximately 630,000 displays across 30 countries. The International outdoor segment generated 27% of the Company�� revenues during 2011. International outdoor advertising revenue is derived from the sale of traditional advertising copy placed on the Company�� display inventory and electronic displays, which are part of the Company�� network of digital displays. The International outdoor display inventory consists primarily of street furniture displays, billboards, transit displays and other out-of-home advertising displays, such as neon displays.
The Company competes with JCDecaux, CBS and Lamar Advertising Company.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Rick Munarriz]
Clear Channel's (NASDAQOTH: CCMO ) iHeartRadio app has been a sleeper hit in the streaming realm over the past couple of years, but it may become an awakening giant.
- [By CRWE]
Today, CCMO surged (+0.82%) up +0.05 at $6.15 with 8,240 shares in movement thus far (ref. google finance Delayed: 10:27AM EDT June 19, 2013).
Clear Channel Media & Entertainment and Fleetwood Mac previously reported a landmark agreement ��the first direct performing rights partnership between a radio company and an artist ��that will enable the group to receive revenue from airplay on Clear Channel�� digital and broadcast radio platforms. The group�� new EP, Extended Play, features the first recording of new Fleetwood Mac music since the release of ��ay You Will��over a decade ago.
��leetwood Mac has consistently pushed the envelope ��creating new sounds, making music that seems designed for radio and looking at the industry in new ways,��said Irving Azoff of Azoff Music Management, a representative of the band. ��t�� fitting that a group that�� played such an integral role in radio and music history would be the first band to take such a major step — helping the music industry create a sustainable digital marketplace so it can thrive for decades to come. We��e delighted to join Clear Channel in creating a new model for the music industry, one that will be good for performing artists, good for music fans, and good for the people who have invested their talent, time and money.��/p>
Hot Industrial Disributor Stocks For 2015: STMicroelectronics N.V.(STM)
STMicroelectronics N.V., an independent semiconductor company, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of a range of semiconductor integrated circuits and discrete devices. Its products include discrete and standard commodity components, application-specific integrated circuits, custom devices and semi-custom devices, and application-specific standard products for analog, digital, and mixed-signal applications. The company also offers subsystems and modules for the telecommunications, automotive, and industrial markets comprising mobile phone accessories, battery chargers, ISDN power supplies, and in-vehicle equipment for electronic toll payment, as well as provides Smartcard products. Its products are used in various microelectronic applications consisting of automotive products, computer peripherals, telecommunications systems, consumer products, industrial automation, and control systems. The company sells its products through distributors and ret ailers. STMicroelectronics N.V. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Michael Allison]
On Aug. 13, 2013, the company announced that shareholders of Energy Fuels overwhelmingly approved Energy Fuel's acquisition of Strathmore Minerals Corp. (STM). (See Energy Fuel's press release here.)