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HollyFrontier Corp (NYSE:HFC) – Has released that its Q4 net income to stock holders has surged to $223.38 Million or $1.06 a share from $14.72 Million or $0.13 per share in previous year. The increase in  net income came from the effects of increased operating scale from the recent merger, and historically strong Q4 refining margins. The Overall gross margins were set at $15.32 per barrel produced. This was a staggering 95% increase from last year. Other key things to note is Sales as well as other revenues for Q4 had tremendous gains of $4.97 Billion from $2.21 Billion in the same quarter from a year prior. These revenues of which were mainly from the El Dorado, and Cheyenne refineries, and as well as 19 percent  increase in Q4 year over year product sale prices.

Mike Jennings, President & CEO of the company said, “We are delighted with our fourth quarter results as we conclude our first fiscal year as a combined company. Although overall product crack spreads narrowed during the quarter as the WTI crude differentials compressed, we generated solid profits for the quarter and remained near the top of our peer group in profitability per barrel.”

“Looking forward, the differentials between inland and coastal crudes are fairly robust, which should contribute favorably to our first quarter results,” Jennings added.

To some up the Quarter, HollyFrontier Corp. stated it currently has a $350 Million Share repurchase program in place, and will continue to pay out its regular quarterly dividend of $0.10 a share.

HollyFrontier Corp. (NYSE:HFC) – Currently is trading down $-1.03 (3.26%) at $32.07.

Currently Shares of HFC are rated a HOLD, and a Year Target of $35.00.

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Here are some Upgrades & Downgrades as of January 31st,2012

Upgrades

Downgrades

  • Monster Beverage (MNST) downgraded by CLSA from Buy to Outperform
  • Potash (POT) downgraded by Goldman from Buy to Neutral
  • Barclays (BCS) downgraded by WestLB from Buy to Add
  • Plum Creek Timber (PCL) downgraded by UBS from Neutral to Sell
  • Pep Boys (PBY) downgraded by Benchmark Co. from Buy to Hold

 

Out of all the above talked about stocks out there the ones that catch my eye the most are (NKE), (UA), (MNST), (POT).

Currently I do not own any Shares of the above talked about investments and have no plans to make a position within the next 3 trading days.

 

Transocean LTD.  (NYSE:RIG) – An Offshore drilling contractor. Transocean of who owns or operates mobile offshore drilling units, inland drilling barges, and many other assets utilized in the suppport of offshore drilling activities on a Worldwide Basis. Transocean also Specializes i technically demanding segments of the offshore drilling business, which includes harsh environmental drilling, and deepwater drilling services.

Transocean LTD. jumped over 7% percent in pre-market trading this morning after a court had ruled that it was covered from in there eyes could potentially have been billions in pollution claims related to disastrous Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico after Transoceans  rig exploded and sank. At the end of the day Transocean will still face punitive damages and civil penalties, Transoceans contract with BP protects it from a lot of the pollution claims. At the end of the day it is uncertain how much Transocean will pay out but they will pay out something however now it is for sure to be less than what was originally expected.

As I previously said in a post on 1/23/2011

“Since the New Year there has been a turnaround and a bounce back in share price up over 18% close to $7.00 a share trading today up 1% at $45.15.”

Shares of ahead of the bell are trading up 4% at $49.30!

Currently I Rate this Company a HOLD. Not only does Transocean have a big dividend at 0.79 a share but could see a decline in the dividend this coming year. This may mark for many to want to sell off, however if you are a long term investor you may want to wait out the storm, and hold onto this investment as there are many Consensus Analyst Price Target at or above $60.00 a share.

 

Yamana Gold, Inc. (USA) – (NYSE:AUY) -a gold producer engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of mineral properties in Brazil, Argentina, Honduras and Nicaragua. 
Yamana Gold Inc. has traded well over the past 52 weeks from a low of $10.88, and a high of $17.47. Today (NYSE:AUY) closed up $1.51 (9.80%) to finish the trading day at $16.92. Since PoulTrend Alert was Announced on 10/19/2011 at $15.01 has climbed over 12%. Currently I have (AUY) Rated a BUY, HOLD and a yearly target price at $20.00

Things to Like!

  • Pays out a solid 0.05/1/18% Dividend/Yield.
  • Own Properties in one of the fastest growing Emerging Markets in Brazil. 

Vista Gold Corp. – (NYSEAMEX-VGZ) -The Company is currently engaged in the evaluation, acquisition, exploration and advancement of gold exploration and potential development projects.
Vista Gold Corp. over the past 52 weeks has traded at a low of $2.40 and a high of $4.59. Today (NYSEAMEX:VGZ) closed up $0.33 (9.51%) to finish the trading day at $3.80. Since PoulTrend Alert was Announced on December 28th,2011 at $3.06 has climbed over 20%. Currently I have (VGZ) Rated a Buy, HOLD and a  target price of $4.75

Things to Like!

  • Has several gold projects in Mexico, Australia,
  • It also owns approximately 25% of the shares of Zamora Gold Corp., which is a company exploring for gold in Ecuador. 

Great Panther Silver Limited.- (NYSEAMEX:GPL) – Also known as (Great Panther) of which is a silver mining and exploration company. Great Panthers main focus is the mining of precious and base metals from its properties in Mexico. Two main primary mining properties are Guanajuato and Topia Mine

Great Panther over the past 52 weeks has traded as low as $1.78, high $5.04. At close today closed up +0.16 (6.45%) to finish the trading day at $2.64. Currently I have (GPL) Rated a Hold with a target price of $3.25.

May Want to Add to Watch List!

Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp (NYSE:CDE) – A Primary silver producer which is engaged, through its subsidiaries, in the operation and ownership, development & exploration of silver and gold mining properties and companies located within the United States, South America, Australia and Africa.

New York – On Monday Yesterday January 23th a Jury awarded a surgery patient $10 Million in punitive damages in a suit against HCA Holdings.

This as a result of a 2007 gastric bypass surgery of which complications arose, resulting in Clay Chandler to go into a coma.  Late Friday, January 20th, the Jacksonville Federal Court found Memorial Hospital Liable for $168 Million in Damages.

HCA Currently has plans to appeal the decision, a spokesman said in an email – The Wall Street Journal

“While we sympathize with him and his family and respect the judicial process, we do not agree with the outcome of the case,” HCA said

HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA) – is a non-governmental hospital operator in the United States and an integrated provider of health careand related services. HCA provides services through a network of acute care hospitals, outpatient facilities, clinics and other patient care delivery settings. As of September 30, 2010, it operated a diversified portfolio of 162 hospitals (with approximately 41,000 beds) and 104 freestanding surgery centers across 20 states throughout the United States and in England.

HCA Holdings Inc. released as an IPO in March of 2011.  Has a 52 week trading ranging from a high $35.37-$17.03. Yesterday HCA Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCA) Closed at $24.64 +(o.57%)

Currently I have HCA Rated a Hold with a Target Price at $25.75-26.50 Range.

Biggest worry for this company is the greater than expected Medicare, and Medicaid reimbursement cuts, also an increase in uninsured admissions (charity care resulting in higher uncompensated care) Also have worries from this their could be large swings in stock price.

 

Currently I hold no position in HCA Holdings (NYSE:HCA), and have no plans to within the next 3 trading days.

 

Transocean LTD.  (NYSE:RIG) – An Offshore drilling contractor. Transocean of who owns or operates mobile offshore drilling units, inland drilling barges, and many other assets utilized in the suppport of offshore drilling activities on a Worldwide Basis. Transocean also Specializes i technically demanding segments of the offshore drilling business, which includes harsh environmental drilling, and deepwater drilling services.

Since 10/31/2011 Transocean hit a High of $59.24 of which then resulted in a downtrend to a New 52 week Low of $38.21 right before the New Year. However since the New Year there has been a turnaround and a bounce back in share price up over 18% close to $7.00 a share trading today up 1% at $45.15.

Currently I Rate this Company a HOLD. Not only does Transocean have a big dividend at 0.79 a share but could see a decline in the dividend this coming year. This may mark for many to want to sell off, however if you are a long term investor you may want to wait out the storm, and hold onto this investment as there are many Consensus Analyst Price Target at or above $60.00 a share.

Currently I own a Long Term Position in Transocean (RIG).

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE)  Founded in 1996, Clean Energy (CLNE) provides natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets in the US and Canada. The company designs, builds, finances, and operates fueling stations, supplying compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to customers in the public transit, refuse hauling, airport, taxi, seaport, and regional trucking markets. Clean Energy is based in Seal Beach, CA.

 

Over the past 52 weeks has bounced back over 55% from its 52 week low. Since the New Year, Clean Energy Fuel Corp. has climbed from closing 2011 at $12.46 to over $14.00 a share.  Over the coming month ahead, Clean Energy Fuel Corp. should continue to climb to Higher levels possibly surpassing their current 52 week high $17.85.  Since the PoulTrend Alert of which was announced back on  10/14/2011 @ $11.48 (CLNE) has climbed over 22%. As of close on Friday January, 20th, 2012

 

On the Day – Clean Energy Fuel Corp. traded up +0.20 (+1.45%).

Even at $14.oo a share, I still believe (CLNE) is Undervalued. I still have them a BUY, with a 2012 Target Price at $17.00 a share.

 

I currently hold a Long term position in this company, and have no plans of adding a new position within the next trading days.

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Verizon: Paying Politicians to Rule the Air (g...Verizon Wireless – announced on Friday, 12/30/2011 there intentions on abandoning a $2 fee for the single bill payments which were planned to be in effect next month. Not only is this wonderful News for the Consumers out their as it now seems their voices are being heard. It was believed that Verizon was doing this as they wanted to discourage ones of who pay their bill by phone or online, and ones who like last minute payments.

Verizon Communications Inc. (Public,NYSE:VZ) -Ended the 2011 Year off in Solid Fashion. Not only is VZ trading close to 52 week highs at $40.25, Verizon has been on a real climb. Since January 1st 2010 Verizon closed at $35.78. During the past year, traded at a low of $32.28, since this low making a beautiful rebound of $7.97 close to $8.00 per share. During these 52 weeks has also keep up its strong Dividend of $0.49 first 3 Pervious months of the Year, and $0.50 its more recent quarter a Yield of 4.99%.

Currently I rate Verizon Wireless, a Hold.

One Stock I am Building my Portfolio with! Of which I feel may be a High Risk, but at the same time offering me a possible long term growth investment both in value of share price threw both split’s, and dividend is

HollyFrontier Corp  Public, NYSE: HFC – formerly known as Holly Corporation, is an independent petroleum refiner that produces light products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, specialty lubricant products, and specialty and modified asphalt. Operates on two segments: Refining and Holly Energy Partners, L.P. (HEP).

 December 31, 2010,owned and operated three refineries consisting of a petroleum refinery in Artesia, New Mexico. This refinery of which operates in conjunction with vacuum, and crude oil distillation, and other facilities 65 miles away in Lovington, New Mexico (the Navajo Refinery, and a refinery in Woods Cross Utah/Tulsa Refinery.Owns and operates Holly Asphalt Company, and owns 75% interest in a 12-inch pipeline project from Salt Lake City Utah to Las Vegas Nevada.

In July 2011 had a Merger with Frontier Oil Company. Over the Past 52 week period HollyFrontier has traded between 15.69 – 38.90. During this span it also has announced a Dividend, and had a 2:1 Split.  Currently the Dividend is 0.09/1.10 which in time I expect to grow, and possible at Rapid Rates over the coming years ahead. Their may also be the possibility of a Bigger Company coming in, and making an offer on buying them out.

For instance if you read my post (9/6/2011) of this year I recommend (BEXP) of which opened at $29.31

Brigham Exploration Company (BEXP) – of which  engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas in the United States. The company owns property interests in the Onshore Gulf Coast consisting of the Vicksburg trend in Brooks County, Texas. Frio trend in and around Matagorda County, Texas. (BEXP) also has joint venture interests […]

Since this Post on October 25th their was an announcement that Brigham Exploration Company, was going to buy out all the outstanding shares of Brigham for $36.50.

HollyFrontier Financials

Not only do I believe we will still need oil, and oil refiners, for at least 10 possible 20 years. I tend to like Oil Refiners because of overall demand in supply of which has continues to grow each, and every year, and with the USA still number one in oil consumption from Cia.gov numbers. With the USA Dollar of which dropped some bit this year this may result in more demand from other countries which would essentially grow profits. Not to mention refiners do better when oil is down and Gas Climbs which for the better part of this past year Oil, has been quiet low. As of late oil however has made a climb back, and gas has dropped but Overall Long Term, I expect them both to climb. As I overlook the Balance Sheet there was a few things of which sparked my attention. One being Yes, that HollyFrontier has a solid Dividend, and has already had a 2:1 Split,Its P/E is 9.94 which I feel is quiet low.  My only concern is their accounts payable is equal to about 2/3 rds of their liquid assets, especially since a very serious chunk of those assets are accounts receivable. With the Economy as of late their could be a lot of debtors unable to pay at some point in time, or for long periods of time, even some not paying at all. This would then result in difficult paying their creditors. If this scenario was to occur they could possible drop long term assets. Over the coming months and years ahead I think there is great growth possible.

2010 Total Financials for year

Revenue at 8,322.93

Gross Profit 955.78.

Q1 & Q2 2011 Financials 

Revenue Q1 of 2,326.59, Q2 of 2,967.13 – Revenue has climbed each year since 2006 with one slight off year in 2009, which revenue was still over 50%.

Gross Profit has been Q1 of 341.97, Q2 of 520.04 – Has been solid since 2007, with 2010 out beating 2009 by 359.52

Numbers from 2010 Total Financials Down, are all in Millions.

Today (HFC) is trading around $31.50 around $7.50 off of its 52 week highs, and down $0.62 from yesterdays open.With a dividend of 0.09/yield of 1.11, EPS of 3.20, and AVG Volume around 4.10 Million which for today has only moved 700,000, and for less than 3 hours of trading left, its obvious many are sellers are offsetting the buyers, and that Volume on the day may not even meet Half the Avg. My theory being many are holding out the storm, waiting for Q3 earnings.

Currently I hold a long term position in (HFC)

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The Dow Chemical Company (DOW) a diversified manufacturer/supplier of products used primarily as raw materials in the manufacture of customer products and services worldwide. Operates on 8 Segments providing services to a range of industries, including appliance, automotive, agricultural, building and construction, chemical processing, electronics, furniture, house wares, oil and gas, packaging, paints, coatings and adhesives, personal care pharmaceutical processed foods pulp and paper textile. Its portfolio includes specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses deliver a range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries. Google.com/Finance Section

Dow of which over the past 52 weeks has traded at a High of $42.23, and a low of $20.61 closed on Friday at $24.76. The Dow Chemical Company Currently has a $0.25 Dividend

Currently I am Calling a PoulTrend Alert on DOW, as I believe over the coming month ahead there is large upside potential.