Renewable Energy Group

  • Is There Any Shareholder Hope Left For BioFuel Energy?

    By Nickey Friedman - September 1, 2013 | Tickers: BIOF, FF, GPRE, REGI, RTK

    BioFuel Energy (NASDAQ: BIOF), an ethanol production company, reported its Q2 results on August 12, 2013.  It reported continued large net losses, negative gross profits, and expiration of its grace period on its debt 2 weeks prior.  This used to be a company that held quarterly conference calls for investors.  Now management doesn't even make formal comments in its press releases.

    BIOF is now considering selling the entire operating more »

  • A Dirty Business You Can Bet Your Clean Money On

    By Shweta Dubey - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: DAR, REGI, VLO

    According to research conducted in 2011 by the United States Department of Agriculture, the average American consumes approximately 2,000 pounds of food every year. This includes 185 pounds of meat, 85 pounds of fats and oils, 415 pounds of vegetables, and 630 pounds of milk and milk products. As a result of this consumption, U.S. fast food restaurants produce three billion gallons of used cooking oil and one more »

  • Alternative Fuels for a Fancy, Green Future

    By Nihar Patel - February 27, 2013 | Tickers: FF, GPRE, REGI

    The world of the future is green with gardens on buildings and crystal clear streams all of the place and running off buildings. Everything is pure white or chrome. This is not the future I signed up for in 2012. We'll have to take it one-step at a time, and biofuels are one of those steps that will carry the world into the future. Green technology gets a bad more »

  • Alternative Energy Rallies: This Time is Different!

    By Brian Nichols - January 3, 2013 | Tickers: BIOF, GEVO, REGI, SZYM

    Buried deep within the fiscal cliff deal were all sorts of relief and funding towards renewable energy, including those for wind power and biofuel projects. As a result, alternative energy companies were on a roll throughout the trading day on Wednesday. And while this may bode well for short-term traders/investors, I can’t help but feel a little deja-vu, and the outcome is not favorable.  

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  • Keep a Clean Conscience Investing in This Dirty Business

    By Steve Symington - December 10, 2012 | Tickers: BG, DAR, REGI, VLO

    According to recent research from the United States Department of Agriculture, the average American eats nearly 2,000 pounds of food every year, including around 415 pounds of vegetables, 185 pounds of meat, and 85 pounds of fats and oils.

    While those numbers may serve as a surprising, entertaining illustration for just how much we consume, here's a more ominous question: what happens to all the stuff we don more »

  • Fuel Your Portfolio With This Undervalued Energy Company

    By Adam Levy - November 28, 2012 | Tickers: AMRS, REGI, SZYM | Editor's Choice

    Should there be any question that biofuels will play a significant part of the United States’ future? In the first year of President Obama’s first term, the EPA released revisions to the National Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. Among the revisions, the most important to note is an increase in the volume standards for biofuel, with required volume increasing to 36 billion gallons of total renewable fuel in the more »

  • Take a SWOT at Renewable Energy Group

    By Maxxwell A.R. Chatsko - November 14, 2012 | Tickers: AMRS, REGI, SZYM

    It is easy to get overwhelmed by a sea of information when researching a potential investment. What is noise? What really matters to the long term prospects for an investment? Remember, when you buy shares in a company you own a piece of that company – not just a three to five-letter ticker on the other end of your login page. A great way to organize your research is to perform more »

  • Is Renewable Energy Group a value play?

    By Keith dauzat - October 8, 2012 | Tickers: REGI

    Shares of Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ: REGI) fell 21% this morning after giving guidance that a loss is expected on the quarter driven by a weak pricing environment for their products.  When prices fall dramatically in a stock it is worth asking if the issue has moved or moved deeper into value territory.  Sometimes the market unfairly punishes companies for a single quarter’s bad news providing a great buying more »

  • Why Renewable Energy Group is a Buy

    By Maxxwell A.R. Chatsko - August 29, 2012 | Tickers: ADM, FF, REGI, WFM

    It is no secret that the fuel industry goes hand-in-hand with low margins, but that doesn’t mean investing opportunities don’t exist. After all, low margins never stopped anyone from investing in supermarket companies such as Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) with its whopping 3.85% profit margin over the last year.

    Now what if those low margins were coupled with an industry that was reliant on a combination more »