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Top 10 Clean Energy Companies To Invest In 2014: Midland Exploration Inc(MD.V)
Midland Exploration Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and mining of mineral properties in Canada. It primarily explores for gold, zinc, uranium, base metal, and rare earth elements in Quebec. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
Top 10 Clean Energy Companies To Invest In 2014: United Security Bancshares(UBFO)
United Security Bancshares operates as the bank holding for United Security Bank that provides a range of commercial banking services primarily to the business and professional community, and individuals in California. Its deposit products comprise personal and business checking accounts and savings accounts, interest-bearing negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, money market accounts, and time certificates of deposit. The company?s loan portfolio consists of real estate mortgage, commercial and industrial, and real estate construction loans, as well as agricultural, lease financing, and consumer loans with a focus on short and medium-term obligations. In addition, it offers a range of specialized services, which include online banking, safe deposit boxes, ATM services, payroll direct deposit, cashier’s checks, traveler’s checks, money orders, and foreign drafts; and various specialized financial services, including wealth management, employee benefit, insurance, and l oan products, as well as consulting services. As of December 31, 2009, United Security Bancshares operated 11 banking branches, 1 construction lending office, and 1 financial services office in Fresno, Madera, Kern, and Santa Clara counties. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Fresno, California.
Hot Growth Stocks To Invest In 2014: B Communications Ltd. (BCOM)
B Communications Ltd. provides various communications services in Israel. The company offers a range of telecommunications services, including local fixed-line, cellular, Internet, international communication, multi-channel television, satellite broadcasting, and customer call center. It also engages in the development and maintenance of communications infrastructures; provision of communications services to other communications providers, television, and radio broadcasts; and supply and maintenance of equipment on customer premises, such as network endpoint services. The company was formerly known as 012 Smile.Communications Ltd. and changed its name to B Communications Ltd. in March 2010. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Ramat Gan, Israel. As of June 30, 2010, B Communications Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Internet Gold-Golden Lines Ltd.
Top 10 Clean Energy Companies To Invest In 2014: VeriSign Inc.(VRSN)
VeriSign, Inc. provides Internet infrastructure services to various networks worldwide. The company provides domain name registry services and infrastructure assurance services. It offers registry services that operate the authoritative directory of various .com, .net, .cc, .tv, and .name domain names, as well as the back-end systems for various .jobs and .edu domain names; and network intelligence and availability services that provide infrastructure assurance to organizations comprising Verisign iDefense security intelligence services, managed domain name system services, and distributed denial of service mitigation. VeriSign, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia.
- [By Jim Lowell]
ThinkEquity said it continues to like VeriSign shares because the company’s focus and growth rate potential improved yet again in 2010, following the sale of the SSL certificate business to Symantec.
"We believe Verisign will be able to accelerate its near-term growth rate by 100-200bp in 2011-12 with its managed DNS initiative, and we expect the internationalized domain names and TLD outsourcing businesses to supplement growth starting in 2012," the analysts noted.
- [By he Fiscal Times]
VeriSign (VRSN +0.20%) may not be a household name, but every time someone registers a new domain name on the Internet — say, you or a friend start a blog or a wedding-planning site with a .com suffix — it collects a fee. At the end of November, the Commerce Department extended its contract to manage this domain name registry for another six year, although the lack of automatic price increases caused investors to dump the shares. December witnessed a recovery, however, and the company’s shares bounced 13.7% higher, overall fourth-quarter loss to 20.3%. Investors appeared to think twice about the details of the contract — especially when VeriSign announced plans to increase the fee to register a ".net" address.
Top 10 Clean Energy Companies To Invest In 2014: Reece Australia Ltd (REH.AX)
Reece Australia Limited engages in the import, wholesale, distribution, marketing, and retail of plumbing and bathroom products in Australia and New Zealand. The company