Beginning investors often assume that when the overall stock market is hovering near the flatline, there’s nothing important going on in the business world. For instance, looking at this afternoon’s levels for major market benchmarks, it looks as though many traders have given up and gone home for the weekend, with the Dow Jones Industrials (DJINDICES: ^DJI ) up just nine points as of 1:20 p.m. EDT. With none of the Dow’s components making particularly abrupt moves, news concerning those blue chips isn’t having much impact on share prices today.
But if you expand your view of the market, you’ll find plenty of big movers and more interesting goings-on. OmniVision Technologies (NASDAQ: OVTI ) is the big winner this afternoon, soaring more than 19% in the wake of last night’s positive earnings report. OmniVision said its cost-reduction strategy had started to bear fruit, revealing a combination of favorable results for its most recent quarter and expectation-beating guidance for the current quarter. In the long run, OmniVision has to demonstrate its ability to keep its image-sensor chips in the most popular smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. So far, though, investors are content with the growth they’ve seen.
Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2014: Pacer International Inc.(PACR)
Pacer International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides asset-light transportation and logistics services primarily in North America, Asia, Europe, Australia, South America, and Africa. It operates in two segments, Intermodal and Logistics. The Intermodal segment offers intermodal rail transportation, local cartage and trucking, intermodal marketing services, container capacity, on-site operational services, and door-to-door shipment management services. As of December 31, 2011, its equipment fleet consisted of 1,592 double-stack railcars, 18,183 containers, and 12,783 chassis. The Logistics segment provides highway brokerage, warehousing and distribution, international freight forwarding, ocean and air shipping, and supply chain management services, as well as offers non-vessel-operating common carrier to end-user customers. The company markets and supports its services to cargo owners, steamship lines, truckload carriers, truck brokers, and freight forwarders , as well as other third party transportation service providers, such as intermodal marketing companies, third-party logistics companies, and shippers? agents through its direct sales and customer service representatives. Pacer International, Inc. was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.
Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Invest In 2014: Rpt Uranium Corp (RPT.V)
ArPetrol Ltd. operates as a junior oil and natural gas exploration and development company in Latin America. It explores, develops, and produces oil and natural gas from concessions in Argentina. The company is also involved in third-party natural gas processing activities. It holds a 100% interest in the CA-11 Faro Virgenes concession covering an area of approximately 34,000 acres in the Santa Cruz province. In addition, the company owns and operates a gas processing facility with a capacity of approximately 85 million cubic feet per day in Argentina. ArPetrol Ltd. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
Best Value Companies For 2014: Intrinsyc Softward Intl Inc (ICS.TO)
Intrinsyc Software International, Inc., a mobile and embedded wireless solutions company, provides proprietary software products, hardware development kits and platforms, and engineering design and development services for the mobile handheld products market. The company offers development software solutions include RapidRIL, a radio interface layer product to accelerate the development of mobile devices and other wirelessly connected devices; Destinator, a mobile global positioning system navigation software for personal navigation devices and wireless handsets; iDevice manager that provides software update capability to devices, such as consumer electronics, industrial handhelds, and embedded controllers; J-Integra to offer solutions for connecting Java directly to .NET, COM, and Exchange objects; and ToBe Gateway Server for delivering content services based on location. It also provides development hardware solutions comprising production ready platforms backed with sof tware engineering; Cerfboard platforms, which are base kits for handheld and embedded designs; iQ M2M development kit for hardware and software development, evaluation, and test; and Freescale reference designs. In addition, the company provides various services in the areas of hardware design, silicon hardware platforms, driver and board support packages, power management, telephony, application development, quality assurance and testing, program management, and training and support. It serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, mobile application stores, software and silicon providers, and mobile network operators primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The company was formerly known as Intrinsyc Software, Inc. and changed its name to Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. in May 2003. Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.