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  • Why You Should Avoid The Waste Management Industry, For Now

    By Bob Ciura - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, VE, WM

    The waste management industry in the United States is a very concentrated one, with high barriers to entry and what Warren Buffett would call a wide economic moat. In short, it’s extremely hard for new entrants to swoop in and steal business from the established players.

    The two biggest publicly-traded waste management companies that take the bulk of the market are Waste Management (NYSE: WM) and Republic Services (NYSE: RSGmore »)

  • Making Profits From Trash

    By Victor Selva - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CVA, RSG, VE

    For every action, there is a reaction, and every invention creates garbage. Ever wondered how trash is dealt with? Here are three companies engaged in waste management and recycling. Two are based out of the US. One is limited to the domestic market, Republic Services (NYSE: RSG), and another has an international profile, Covanta (NYSE: CVA). The third is based out of France and is present in the international market more »

  • How Should Investors Capitalize on the American Energy Boom?

    By Ryan Guenette - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: AWK, WTR, VE, XYL

    Let’s take a journey back to just after World War II. Nearly all major countries in the world are in shambles, and the country which is perceived to be the strongest, the United States, produces nearly 40% of the world’s goods. Present day, this measure has shrunk to roughly 18%.

    However, not all news is gloomy for the red, white, and blue. Right now as you read this more »

  • Could You Turn Trash Into Treasure With These Stocks?

    By Bob Ciura - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, VE, WM

    Garbage is big business. It might seem silly, but it’s true. The industry might seem more appropriate for a segment on Dirty Jobs, but there’s serious money to be made from trash. In fact, one of the major industry players, Waste Management (NYSE: WM), is a favorite among income investors for its market-beating yield.

    After considerable rallies, Waste Management and close peer Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) now trade more »

  • Where To Invest as Earth Nears Water Stress

    By Arturo Cuevas - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: CLH, ECOL, VE

    Investing in companies providing systems and technologies for wastewater management sure can have its rewards. The clamor of the times is for sustainable use of our planet’s resources, particularly water.

    The UN underscored the urgency on this matter when it declared 2005–2015 as “Water for Life” International Decade for Action and subsequently setting 2013 as the milestone for International Year of Water Cooperation. The UN emphasized that “two-thirds more »

  • Finding Treasure in a Pile of Trash

    By Ryan Guenette - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: RSG, SRCL, VE, WCN, WM

    The second largest United States provider of solid waste services in North America, Republic Services Incorporated (NYSE: RSG) recently reported first quarter financial results on April 25. Compared with the first quarter of 2012, net income decreased from $142.8 million ($0.39 per share) to $124.9 million ($0.34 per share), representing a near 13% drop.

    Excluding one-time items, adjusted earnings were $167.4 million ($0.46 per more »

  • Bargain Hunting in France

    By Ryan Peckyno - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: ALU, ORAN, TOT, VE

    A lot of people don't have the stomach for investing in many emerging markets. 

    That is because people feel uncomfortable investing in countries rampant with corruption, or in countries where more than half of the population is illiterate, or worse yet, in companies where the Government is the majority shareholder. 

    Or at least that is the feedback that I received after I wrote an article, Bargain Hunting in Brazil more »

  • Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

    By Joseph Solitro - February 13, 2013 | Tickers: CLH, VE, WM

    When disaster strikes, chances are Clean Harbors (NYSE: CLH) will be on their way. Clean Harbors provides emergency response environmental, energy, and industrial cleanup services as well as natural disaster relief and cleanup worldwide. They also provide recycling, chemical packaging, and other uniquely positioned services. This company currently has waste management facilities in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad. These locations are important to note because a worldwide more »

  • This Trash Hauler's Key Takeaways From Q4

    By Howard Rothman - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: BIN, RSG, VE, WCN, WM

    With trash volumes flat and the ability to raise prices almost nonexistent, waste service providers have faced an uphill climb during the past couple of years. Unfortunately, the fourth-quarter earnings Republic Services (NYSE: RSG), one of the industry’s Top 3 players, reported on Feb. 7 show that little has really changed over the past several months -- and little improvement is expected in early 2013.

    RSG’s results, and why more »

  • The Well Traveled Portfolio

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - January 2, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, BHP, CHU, PVG, VE

    Maybe you've seen one of those beautifully battered leather suitcases with worn labels from exotic destinations and brass fittings and initials. They say to all and sundry, I am a citizen of the world, sophisticated and versed in esoteric customs. Regrettably, they are used as pricey vintage decor now.

    But...you can be a sophisticated globetrotter in the market. You can kit out your portfolio with stocks worthy of more »

  • Waste Services: Trash or Treasure?

    By Howard Rothman - December 5, 2012 | Tickers: BIN, RSG, VE, WCN, WM

    In the early 1970s, Steve Miller recorded a song called “Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash.” In more recent times, a trio of waste service providers has sung a somewhat different version of that tune: “Your Trash Ain’t Nothin’ But Cash.”

    But with volumes flat for several years, and the ability to raise prices almost non-existent, the trash business has become much more challenging. And many have started more »

  • Three French Stocks Offering Nifty Dividends

    By Dr. Osman Gulseven - November 29, 2012 | Tickers: ECIFY.PK, ORAN, VE

    France is one of the biggest economies in the world. Recent financial turmoil has hamstrung a lot of global economic powerhouses. However, the French economy has been relatively stable compared to some other European countries. At the moment, there are a number of stocks with mouth watering dividend yields in the French stock exchange. I decided to choose three stocks with attractive dividend yields and strong business models.

    The first more »

  • What is Bill Gates Buying Now?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 19, 2012 | Tickers: BIN, RSG, VE, WCN, WM

    In a Form 4 filed last week, Cascade Investments announced it increased its ownership of Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) with a purchase of 8.1 million shares at $26.80 a piece, putting the total shares owned by Cascade up to 86.1 million. Cascade now owns over 23% of the outstanding shares of Republic Services. Cascade has been steadily increasing its stake in Republic since 2002. Cascade Investments is more »

  • 5 Stocks To Appreciate After Europe's Recovery

    By Dr. Osman Gulseven - November 16, 2012 | Tickers: ALU, ORAN, SNY, TOT, VE

    Driven mainly by the financial collapse in Greece, the Eurozone is caught in a downward spiral. For the last quarter of 2012, economic activity in the region is expected to shrink. Analysts' estimations suggest an overall contraction of around 0.5%.

    France is on the spotlight as it appears to be highly affected by the current economic turmoil. At the moment, France is witnessing stagnation and unemployment of around 10 more »

  • 2 Perfect Stocks Down 40% Each?

    By Chad Henage - October 16, 2012 | Tickers: HUN, KRO, RSG, VE, WM

    If it seems like an oxymoron that a “perfect stock” could be down 40%, that's exactly why I think investors should pay attention. I'm always on the lookout for companies that are off their 52 week high by enough that just a recovery in the stock could give investors a nice return. I recently used the Fool.com CAPS Screener for large cap stocks that both rated a perfect 5 stars by the CAPS community, and were down 50% from their 52 week high. The problem was there were no companies that met this test. When I lowered the percentage to 40% only two companies popped up. The two companies this screen turned up were Veolia Environnement S.A. (NYSE: VE) and Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: KRO). In theory, these are two “perfect” stocks selling at a 40% discount, what I want to know is why?

  • Reversing Dangerous Water Trends

    By Peter Pham - October 5, 2012 | Tickers: GE, DOW, VE

    According to some estimates, global fresh water requirements are expected to rise by as much as 50% from 4,500 billion cubic meters in 2010 to 6,999 billion cubic meters in 2030. The current global water supplies will be able to satisfy just 60% of that projected demand. Furthermore, the UN believes that fresh water sources will deplete by 20% per capita. This high demand for drinking water will more »

  • Should You Hold Your Nose and Buy Darling?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - September 25, 2012 | Tickers: CVH, DAR, NES, SRCL, VE

    Darling International Inc. (NYSE: DAR) acts as a provider of waste recycling and recovery services for food providers. For example, it processes animal by-products from meat processors and restaurants into meal, tallow, and grease. 2012 is shaping up to be a tough year for Darling, as its revenues were down 10% and its net income was down 34% in the first six months of the year compared to the same more »

  • 1 Stock Which Could Benefit From Natural Gas Regulation

    By Tyler Crowe - August 27, 2012 | Tickers: WTR, HAL, SLB, VE

    The boom in US natural gas exploration has become a very hot political topic. To Frack or not to Frack has become a subject of debate ranging from the dining room table to the halls of Congress.  The idea of using hydraulic fracturing of underground shale deposits to extract natural gas has become a polarizing idea that has left some many uncertain of its future.  As investors, this uncertainty does more »

  • Investing Abroad: French Stocks

    By Matthew Luke - July 21, 2012 | Tickers: ALU, ORAN, SNY, TOT, VE

    Diversification is the best defense against global uncertainty. Living abroad, that is one truth that I have come to appreciate more and more. With so much uncertainty in Europe and the rest of the world, we sometimes forget that truth. In these times of uncertainty, many investors seek the safety of good US companies, avoiding the rest of the world completely. Diversification means more than just different sectors of the US economy. Diversification also means foreign companies that will protect your portfolio from domestic risk.

  • Investing in the Inevitable - Itron

    By Brian Shaw - July 16, 2012 | Tickers: BMI, ITRI, VE

    Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes.  While not one to argue with a genius, I’d contend that there are other truths that will drive the world for the foreseeable future.  One example is that water is vital to human existence, and the demands for drinkable water will continue to increase as populations increase and emerging markets continue to develop around the more »

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