ION Geophysical Corporation
I am a fan of lateral thinking when it comes to finding investment ideas. John Neff, one of the most successful fund managers in history, invested in steel drill pipes manufacturers when he was searching for indirect beneficiaries of the oil and gas boom during his time. ION Geophysical (NYSE: IO), a provider of seismic data related products and services, represents another way to play the U.S. shale boom more »
Sometimes, even the cheapest stocks can make great investments. I screened for healthy companies trading at around $6 or less per share, and found three stocks that could prove to be great bargains in the long haul.
How to find these stocks
The screen had the following criteria:
- Component of the NYSE or the NASDAQ.
- Market caps that qualify them as a small cap or larger.
- Share prices between $1 more »
In a previous article I talked about two new buys (Alere and Saga Communications) of famous small-cap investment guru Chuck Royce. In this article, I will cover two more stocks that he just bought in the fourth quarter. One is BankUnited (NYSE: BKU), a bank holding company based in Florida. The other is Geospace Technologies (NASDAQ: GEOS), the manufacturer of instruments and equipment in seismic data processing.
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Natural gas is changing the energy equation in America. The new, plentiful energy source is creating opportunities for companies of all different shapes and sizes.
The obvious winners include the big dogs of the industry, which are the domestic integrated oil companies such as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM). These companies benefit from the rise in energy demand that can now be supplied by a domestic energy source. This also minimizes their more »