2018 summaries of buy-side stock analysis, sell/short, and general review. The equities covered trade in the NYSE, NASDAQ and OTC. Most analysis is hosted at Seeking Alpha, DIYSI's primary editor. Some reviews are native to this site.
Neptune Wellness Solutions is a Canadian based company now specializing in CBD oil extraction. Also known as Neptune (NASDAQ: NEPT), the company had been a long-standing, global producer of proprietary krill oil and other Omeg-3 products. Neptune has its factory and lab located in Quebec, Canada.
During the krill oil business, Neptune constantly spent R&D costs on defending their patents and trying to collect royalties from delinquent partners. A long dispute dragged on in Australia over Enzymotec's refusal to pay. Eventually, in April 2017 Enzymotec begain paying on their settlement of $1.63m. This was the wind-down of the Omega-3 krill war. At that time Neptune had already received a better settlement package from the more amicable, Aker BioMarine. Ultimately, Neptune sold most krill assets to Aker BioMarine for $34m. This was due to Aker's harvest fleet being a more synergetic acquirer, the best price offer, and potential future deals. Neptune also concluded that the krill oil market was too small in comparison to their opportunity in cannabidiol (CBD)... go to the full analysis on Neptune.
If you caught The Rock's (Dwayne Johnson) New Year resolution on social media, you recall a point well made: "...making babies, which is always my favorite part."
If this sentiment towards making babies were to be widely held we could have a baby boom in late 2018. Kidding aside, there are some indicators that support family expansion this year.
An increase in the infant and toddler population would aid organic growth in revenue for Crown Crafts, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRWS). Crown Crafts specializes in infant and toddler products. A range of items include crib bedding, hooded towels, and educational toys... Visit Seeking Alpha to read more.
President Donald Trump put pressure on auto makers to keep manufacturing in the United States. The relationship does not appear to be completely adversarial as key CEOs later met with him at the White House for a positive meeting of the minds. Ford Motor Company claims to have canceled $1.6b for a new Mexico plant and diverted $700m towards domestic operations. The company's free cash flow (FCF) yield is strong as so is the dividend yield.
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