Rentech (NYSEMKT: RTK) has been classified as a clean energy company however this is changing, and it has a 60% ownership interest in a publicly traded fertilizer MLP. The underlying value of this MLP, some argue, should result in a better valuation for Rentech. Clean energy technologies are under increased scrutiny; relatively inexpensive natural gas and excess supply in solar and wind have led to an increasingly negative outlook for more »
The first things I look at in any potential investment - and especially young companies - are the company's debt/equity ratio and its quick ratio. If debt/equity > 1, and/or if quick ratio < 1, the company had better have stellar figures elsewhere, or my money is going elsewhere.
If used right, debt can be an effective tool in growing one's business. It can also be a way to more »
In today’s financial world, there aren’t many stocks that surprise investors, as there are millions upon millions of equity research reports available 24/7, at the click of a mouse. Okay, to call some of these analyses reports is a bit of a stretch, but you get the point. With the seemingly endless array of free analytical information out there, it’s easy to be a believer in more »
Fischer-Tropsch (FT) gas to liquids (GTL) technologies were largely abandoned when cheap petroleum became the primary feedstock for hydrocarbons. The advent of hydraulic fracturing in the past decade has lead to a new age of cheap and abundant natural gas – turning the tables in dramatic fashion while creating an interesting dynamic in petrol chemical supply chains. The coal industry has also suffered from gushing natural gas and new emission standards more »