Belgium stock – RGLB http://rglb.org/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:20:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://rglb.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T174556.459-150x150.png Belgium stock – RGLB http://rglb.org/ 32 32 Bromine market will be boosted by investments in green battery – https://rglb.org/bromine-market-will-be-boosted-by-investments-in-green-battery/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:20:40 +0000 https://rglb.org/bromine-market-will-be-boosted-by-investments-in-green-battery/ The rapid expansion in the manufacture of zinc-bromine batteries, strong environmentally friendly competitors for their lithium counterparts, is expected to drive the growth of the global bromine market. Developers and producers of zinc-bromine battery components have actively raised funds over the past year thanks to the strong potential for market expansion. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, […]]]>

The rapid expansion in the manufacture of zinc-bromine batteries, strong environmentally friendly competitors for their lithium counterparts, is expected to drive the growth of the global bromine market. Developers and producers of zinc-bromine battery components have actively raised funds over the past year thanks to the strong potential for market expansion.

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Investors see opportunities in the manufacture of zinc-bromine batteries, which could lead to an expansion of the global bromine market, according to a new report from IndexBox. Batteries using zinc-bromine gel have a competitive advantage over their lithium counterparts due to their lower production costs and the initial investment to achieve industrial capacity. They are less flammable and can be used at temperatures above +50оС, while lithium batteries have a high risk of catching fire at these temperatures.

In 2021, developers and producers of zinc-bromine components managed to attract investment thanks to the growing interest in this new alternative source of energy storage. Gelion PLC, an Australian developer of zinc-bromine gel, launched an IPO on the London Stock Exchange to expand capacity in its home country, build additional production facilities in India and become profitable by 2024 The share price of Neogen Chemicals Ltd, India’s largest manufacturer of bromine and lithium compounds, doubled last year. The company’s financial results showed revenue growth to Rs. 113.2 crore in Q2 FY22, 38% more than the same period of the previous year.

World imports of iodine, fluorine and bromine

In 2020, approx. 163,000 tonnes of iodine, fluorine and bromine were imported into the world, up 6.8% from the previous year. In terms of value, imports of iodine, fluorine and bromine increased remarkably to reach $ 1.5 billion.

China was the main importer of iodine, fluorine and bromine in the world, with an import volume of 60,000 tonnes, or approx. 37% of global purchases. Belgium (25,000 tonnes) takes second place with a 15% share, followed by India (8.3%) and France (4.8%). The United Kingdom (5.1,000 tonnes), the United States (5.1,000 tonnes), Norway (3.4,000 tonnes), Saudi Arabia (2.8,000 tonnes) and Canada (2 , 6,000 tonnes) followed the leaders from afar.

By value, China ($ 415 million), Belgium ($ 212 million) and the United States ($ 147 million) were the countries with the highest levels of purchases in 2020, together representing 51% of world imports.

The average import price of iodine, fluorine and bromine stood at $ 9,252 per tonne in 2020, up 4.4 percent from the previous year. The most notable price growth rate was achieved by the United States, while other world leaders experienced more modest growth rates in 2020.

The largest suppliers of iodine, fluorine and bromine

In 2020, Israel (62,000 tonnes) was the top exporter of iodine, fluorine and bromine, accounting for 43% of total exports. It was followed at a distance by Jordan (23,000 tonnes), Chile (20,000 tonnes), Belgium (14,000 tonnes), Japan (7.8,000 tonnes), the United States (7.5,000 tonnes) ) and India (6.9,000 tonnes), together accounting for 54% share of world supplies.

In terms of value, Chile ($ 659 million) remains the world’s largest supplier, accounting for 44% of total exports. The second place in the ranking was occupied by Israel (222 million dollars), with a 15% share of world supplies. It was followed by Belgium, with a share of 13%.

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Companies mentioned in the report

Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL), Jordan Bromine Co. (JBC), Albemarle Corp., Chemtura Corp., Solaris Chemtech, Gulf Resources, Tosoh, Vandana Chemicals, Ketan Chemical Corporation, IochemM, Deepwater Chemicals, SAE Manufacturing Specialties Corp, Kindle Fischer Specialty Chemicals LLC, BariteWorld, Tetra Chemicals, Mallinckrodt, Enviro Tech Chemicals, Valterra Products LLC, Neo Solutions, Red Bird Supply, Neogen Chemicals Ltd, Gelion PLC

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ONEUNITED BANK LAUNCHES THE CASHPLEASE LOAN PROGRAM https://rglb.org/oneunited-bank-launches-the-cashplease-loan-program/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 13:55:00 +0000 https://rglb.org/oneunited-bank-launches-the-cashplease-loan-program/ America’s Largest Black-Owned Bank Offers Short-Term Small Dollar Loans Without Credit Checks BOSTON, January 11, 2022 / PRNewswire / – OneUnited Bank, America’s Largest Black-Owned Bank, Presents Cash Please, a small, short-term loan program to help clients better manage their money. Easy to access, without a credit check, CashPlease allows customers to avoid abusive payday […]]]>

America’s Largest Black-Owned Bank Offers Short-Term Small Dollar Loans Without Credit Checks

BOSTON, January 11, 2022 / PRNewswire / – OneUnited Bank, America’s Largest Black-Owned Bank, Presents Cash Please, a small, short-term loan program to help clients better manage their money. Easy to access, without a credit check, CashPlease allows customers to avoid abusive payday loans and overdraft penalties.

ONEUNITED BANK, AMERICA’S LARGEST BLACK BANK, LAUNCHES CASHPLEASE LOAN PROGRAM OFFERING SHORT-TERM SMALL DOLLAR LOANS WITHOUT CREDIT CHECKS

Millions of consumers endure high cost payday loans every year. They struggle to pay their household bills on time, can incur late fees and experience negative effects on their credit score. With CashPlease, OneUnited Bank checking account customers have access to small, short-term loans to avoid these damaging consequences.

Cash Please® offers the option to apply online 24/7 with loan funds deposited within 4 hours. There is no credit report review. CashPlease offers a repayment option that is easy to automatically deduct from a current account in 3 installments over 3 months. The loans are affordable with reasonable interest rates and fees offering considerable savings over payday loans. Qualifications apply.

“We know better than anyone the expectations of our customers with regard to urgent unforeseen expenses.,“States Teri williams, President & COO. “With the 2 day prepayment and now CashPlease, we continue to use technology to deliver services to better meet the financial needs of our community.”

OneUnited Bank, the largest and first black-owned digital bank in America, strives to make financial literacy a core value of the black community through the #BankBlack and #BuyBlack movement.

For more information visit www.oneunited.com/cashplease.

Media inquiries: Suzan McDowell, Circle of One Marketing, suzan@circleofonemarketing.com, 305-576-3790 or 305-490-9145

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OneUnited Bank (www.oneunited.com), is the largest (largest customer base) and first black-owned digital bank in America, a Minority Depository Institution (MDI) and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), is a ten-time recipient of the US Treasury Department’s Bank Enterprise Award due to its community development loan. Its mission is to be the premier bank serving urban communities by promoting financial literacy and providing affordable financial services.

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SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE: STRONG ACCELERATION OF SALES AND CUSTOMER GROWTH IN Q4. https://rglb.org/shop-apotheke-europe-strong-acceleration-of-sales-and-customer-growth-in-q4/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 06:02:02 +0000 https://rglb.org/shop-apotheke-europe-strong-acceleration-of-sales-and-customer-growth-in-q4/ DGAP-News: SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE NV / Keyword (s): Sales development / Preliminary results SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE: STRONG ACCELERATION OF SALES AND CUSTOMER GROWTH IN Q4. 11.01.2022 / 07:00 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this advertisement. SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE: STRONG ACCELERATION OF SALES AND CUSTOMER GROWTH IN Q4. Group sales in Q4 […]]]>

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  • Group sales in Q4 were up 21.0% compared to Q3.
  • Year-on-year sales growth for the full year 2021 was up 9.5% to 1.06 billion euros.
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  • The number of active customers increased 1.6 million year-over-year (0.5 million in the fourth quarter) to 7.9 million.
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Sevenum, January 11, 2022. According to preliminary and unaudited calculations, sales of SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE increased by 9.5% to reach 1.06 billion euros. In the fourth quarter, sales amounted to 287.8 million euros, an increase of 8.7% compared to the strong fourth quarter of the previous year. The group gained 1.6 million active customers during the year, including 0.5 million in the fourth quarter. The total number of active customers reached 7.9 million at the end of 2021.

Stefan Feltens, CEO of SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE: “We are looking back on a very strong fourth quarter. We have successfully returned to our old path of growth. In 2021, we made significant progress in implementing SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE’s strategy to become a center -Pharmacy platform: this includes the expansion of our digital health services, the deployment of our delivery service the same day SHOP APOTHEKE NOW! in the metropolitan areas of Germany and the opening of our new next-generation logistics center. Most recently, in December, we took a big step forward in expanding our product line by adding 20,000 healthcare-related products through the launch of our own marketplace in Germany. Last but not least, we have been ready for e-Rx in Germany since last summer. We have successfully processed customers’ first e-Rx prescriptions since then. “

During the year 2021, the most important segment in terms of sales, DACH, which includes the business activities of SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, increased by 3.9% compared to 2020. Sales increased to 847 million euros from 815.4 million euros the previous year. year; Rx sales were down 34.7% to 143.3 million euros, everything but Rx on the contrary increased 18.1% to 703.7 million. In the fourth quarter, DACH sales amounted to 228.7 million euros (previous year: 223.7 million). In the International segment (France, Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands), SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE increased its sales by 39.6% to 213.1 million euros in 2021 (152.7 million euros the previous year ) and 44.1% to 59.1 million euros in the fourth quarter.

CFO Jasper Eenhorst comments: “We achieved our full year goal of increasing total sales by approximately 10% thanks to an impressive 21% growth spurt from the third to the fourth quarter. Our marketing proposals and activities have been successful in increasing our total active customer base from 0.5 million to 7.9 million. Our new logistics center handled orders without a hitch. We are ready for 2022. “

All published figures are preliminary and unaudited. SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE will publish on March 2, 2022 the full annual report for the financial year 2021.

About SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE.

SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE is one of the leading and fastest growing online pharmacies in Europe, currently operating in Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Based in the Dutch logistics hub of Sevenum near Venlo with establishments in Cologne, Berlin, Munich, Tongeren, Warsaw, Milan, Lille and Eindhoven, SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE offers its customers a wide range of more than 100,000 original products at attractive prices: OTC, beauty and personal care products as well as prescription drugs, supplemented by high quality food and natural health products, low carbohydrate products and sports nutrition. Currently, 7.9 million active customers trust SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE.

Since safe and reliable pharmaceutical advice is a top priority at SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE, the e-pharmacy provides comprehensive pharmaceutical advice services.

In anticipation of the introduction of electronic prescriptions in Germany, the company will further enhance the customer experience with a focus on digital disease-specific drug management services following the acquisition of SMARTPATIENT in January 2021. It s This is a key part of SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE’s strategy to transform from a simple online retailer to a truly customer-centric e-pharmacy platform.

SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE NV has been listed on the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) since 2016 and is part of the SDAX stock market index.

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Belgian Defense assists Tunisia with emergency aid against COVID-19 loaded on Tunisian C-130 https://rglb.org/belgian-defense-assists-tunisia-with-emergency-aid-against-covid-19-loaded-on-tunisian-c-130/ https://rglb.org/belgian-defense-assists-tunisia-with-emergency-aid-against-covid-19-loaded-on-tunisian-c-130/#respond Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:59:56 +0000 https://rglb.org/belgian-defense-assists-tunisia-with-emergency-aid-against-covid-19-loaded-on-tunisian-c-130/ © Gert-Jan D’Haene, Belgian Defense A Tunisian C-130J (tail number TS-MTL / Z21122) left Thursday July 22 for Tunisia, with equipment to help the country cope with the health crisis. The aid stock collected includes medical equipment for intensive care and personal protective equipment (including gloves and masks) from Belgian Defense reserves. Belgium decided to […]]]>
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A Tunisian C-130J (tail number TS-MTL / Z21122) left Thursday July 22 for Tunisia, with equipment to help the country cope with the health crisis. The aid stock collected includes medical equipment for intensive care and personal protective equipment (including gloves and masks) from Belgian Defense reserves. Belgium decided to provide emergency aid after Tunisia requested help through the European Civil Protection Mechanism in the fight against COVID-19.

Tunisia is currently facing a serious deterioration in its health situation and a sharp increase in the number of hospitalizations. The country has communicated specific needs to European partners to help it cope with this situation, including in the area of ​​vaccines. Vaccination rates in the country remain very low and the authorities are trying to speed up the vaccination campaign.

In addition to the Ministry of Defense, the Federal Public Health Service also participated by sending doses of vaccines and drugs for intensive care from its reserve. Solidarity, including international solidarity, in the context of such a pandemic, is essential: none of us is completely safe until all of us are.

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The best stocks to buy this week? 3 electric vehicle charging actions to watch today | New https://rglb.org/the-best-stocks-to-buy-this-week-3-electric-vehicle-charging-actions-to-watch-today-new/ https://rglb.org/the-best-stocks-to-buy-this-week-3-electric-vehicle-charging-actions-to-watch-today-new/#respond Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:36:57 +0000 https://rglb.org/the-best-stocks-to-buy-this-week-3-electric-vehicle-charging-actions-to-watch-today-new/ Now is the time to buy those best EV charging stocks? Although the wider stock market is taking a hiatus from its recent news streak, electric vehicle (EV) charging stocks continue to shine. After all, most would say the general shift to fully electric automobiles is inevitable. This would be the case as nations around […]]]>

Now is the time to buy those best EV charging stocks?

Although the wider stock market is taking a hiatus from its recent news streak, electric vehicle (EV) charging stocks continue to shine. After all, most would say the general shift to fully electric automobiles is inevitable. This would be the case as nations around the world seek to reduce their carbon emissions in response to growing environmental problems. For example, the United States is now looking to invest billions in EV infrastructure nationwide, this would include EV charging stations. Ideally, this will support the general adoption of EVs among consumers and increase the addressable markets for EV charging services. Given the current growth potential of the electric vehicle industry, electric vehicle charging stocks may be worth watching now.

For starters, we could look at the likes of Charging points (NYSE: CHPT). Over the past year, CHPT stock is forecasting gains of over 130% despite recent market volatility. At the same time, ChargePoint is actively working to expand its charging portfolio in domestic and international markets. This is evident given its recent fleet management solutions and its ongoing deal with Mercedes. Meanwhile, companies such as Volta charge continue to find new ways to monetize EV charging infrastructure as well. Namely, the company’s unique charging stations with large digital screens are now used by Bloomberg to present content. While Volta has yet to be made public via its SPAC merger with Tortoise Acquisition II Corporation (NYSE: SNPR), investors may want to keep an eye on it.

Overall, EV companies and EV investors remain more active than ever. After reading all of this, you might be interested in the industry yourself. If so, here are three names to know on the stock exchange today.

Best Electric Vehicle Charging Stocks To Buy [Or Sell] This week

To begin with, let’s take a look at the Blink charging company. In short, it’s a promising name in the electric vehicle charging industry today. Just to give you a sense of scale, the company currently operates and maintains more than 30,000 charging ports in 13 countries. Plus, most of Blink’s charging stations are linked through its global network, allowing users to seamlessly charge anywhere in the world. With the hype around the build-up of EV charging stocks, I could see investors now eyeing BLNK stocks. Clearly, the company’s shares are already sitting on gains of over 380% over the past year.

On the contrary, Blink does not seem to be resting on its laurels yet. We can see this as the company continues to forge strategic partnerships even now. As of yesterday, the Traffic and Parking Control Company (TAPCO) is now working with Blink. Basically, TAPCO is an official distributor of Blink Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the United States. With the current deal, TAPCO now sells the full line of Blink’s offerings, including its IQ 200-M portable electric vehicle charger among various other models. In particular, this decision would be in synergy with Blink’s business strategy, given TAPCO’s experience in the traffic and parking solutions sector. In addition, the company is also working with KU Leuven, one of the leading research universities in Europe, to install more than 500 stations across Belgium. The four-year sales contract is valued at approximately $ 1.8 million.

Overall, Blink continues to make the most of trends in the electric vehicle market and appears to be keeping pace with the competition. Arguably, the company’s current lead in this nascent industry could put it in a good long-term position. Considering all of this, would you consider BLNK stock to be one of the best electric vehicle charging stock buys right now?

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Tesla Inc.

Another name to know now in the electric vehicle charging industry would be Tesla Inc., the EV giant. With its current lead in the EV market, most would now view TSLA stock as a must-have EV stock. However, the company’s work in the electric vehicle charging business should not be overlooked either. After all, as a pioneer in space, he would have experience in electric vehicle charging technology. For this reason, the TSLA stock could also benefit from the overall trends in the electric vehicle charging stock.

Similar to other names of electric vehicles in the industry, TSLA stock has skyrocketed in 2020 amid the pandemic. In fact, even after its recent declines, the company’s shares still envision gains of over 650% from its pandemic low. With signs of another wave of coronavirus coming in, some would say TSLA stock among other EV stocks could see a comeback. Market conditions aside, Tesla also appears to be working hard on the EV charging front. Last week, CEO Elon Musk revealed that the company is looking to upgrade its best fast chargers to facilitate charging up to 300 kW. This would represent a 20% increase on top of its current peak grid load speed. In addition, the company continues to expand the network globally as well. At the end of last month, Tesla reportedly opened a solar charging station in Lhasa, Tibet.

If all that wasn’t enough, the company recently unveiled a new subscription package for its autonomous electric vehicle solutions. Now, instead of paying $ 10,000 upfront for the functionality of his automobile, customers can test Tesla’s autonomous driving technology for $ 199 per month. Given all of this exciting news around the company, would you consider adding TSLA stocks to your portfolio now?

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Nio inc.

Then we have one of the major EV players in the Chinese market, Nio inc. Of course, most wouldn’t immediately associate Nio with electric vehicle charging, but the company is making strides in the space nonetheless. Before going into specifics, new investors may need a quick overview of what Nio does. In short, the company is a maker of intelligent electric vehicles that also have autonomous driving capabilities. Like most of its EV-making counterparts, the NIO share still envisions massive gains of over 230% over the past year despite recent sales.

Now, in terms of EV charging solutions, Nio offers a unique approach. For the uninitiated, the company now plans to implement 4,000 battery exchange stations worldwide by 2025. With its battery exchange services, Nio offers electric vehicle owners a quick alternative and easy at conventional charging stations. This would be the case because the company offers pre-charged batteries, allowing consumers to avoid the charge wait time overall. According to Chairman Qin Lihong, Nio aims to set up 700 of these stations by the end of the year.

Overall, electric vehicle trends in China persist regardless of the pandemic conditions. According to analysts at Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB), sales of electric vehicles in the region are already expected to double this year. With Nio running at full speed now, we could envision some exciting times for the company. Would you say the same for NIO stock?

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Historic flood engulfs famous Belgian chocolate factory https://rglb.org/historic-flood-engulfs-famous-belgian-chocolate-factory/ https://rglb.org/historic-flood-engulfs-famous-belgian-chocolate-factory/#respond Sun, 18 Jul 2021 09:44:12 +0000 https://rglb.org/historic-flood-engulfs-famous-belgian-chocolate-factory/ Published on: 07/18/2021 – 11:44Amended: 07/18/2021 – 11:43 Chaudfontaine (Belgium) (AFP) As the floodwaters receded into the river valleys of industrial eastern Belgium, the smell of cocoa mingled with the stench of spilled fuel oil and the mud of the river. The Galler factory, home to one of the country’s iconic luxury chocolate brands, is […]]]>

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As the floodwaters receded into the river valleys of industrial eastern Belgium, the smell of cocoa mingled with the stench of spilled fuel oil and the mud of the river.

The Galler factory, home to one of the country’s iconic luxury chocolate brands, is among many businesses temporarily shut down by the unprecedented flooding.

Built on the banks of the now bubbling Vesdre in Vaux-sous-Chevremont in the commune of Chaudfontaine outside the city of Liège, the factory ships high-end bars to aficionados as far as Japan.

In Belgium, which proclaims itself the world chocolate capital, it is accredited to supply the royal court of Philippe, King of the Belgians, alongside Godiva and Leonidas.

But, after a week of torrential rains that sent waves of water crashing into the narrow valleys of this former coal mining area near the German border, part of the factory facade collapsed.

– Take stock

Tools and workstations are swept in piles, and muddy water has stained the walls six feet (1.8 meters) above its normal level.

“It’s time to take stock,” said Valérie Stefenatto, the 32-year-old communications manager, as she walked around in rubber boots, phone in hand.

“The priority now is to secure the factory and put the electricity back on, to see if the machines are still working or not.”

Tubs of raw ingredients had been knocked over or burst, and the smell of chocolate hung in the air.

At Galler and other companies in the south and east of the country, questions will be asked.

Why have the warnings of meteorologists and climatologists gone unheeded? Why has the government not taken action?

Here, when the river level began to rise on Wednesday, staff piled sandbags and shut down production, but had no way of predicting the wall of water that struck Thursday.

“The plant has been there since 1976. We have never experienced a flood in Vaux-sous-Chevremont,” sighs Stefenatto.

Things could have been worse. Stocks of finished chocolate were stored in a depot on higher ground, north of Liège, and the wider commune saw five residents killed and dozens left homeless.

“We have colleagues who have lost everything,” Stefenatto said, as exhausted workers found plastic chairs in the parking lot. “Getting back on your feet will require focusing on morale.”

– Plans pending –

But a delivery truck and its 10-meter container were thrown onto the loading area, and it is too early to say when the 60 employees will be able to resume work.

Before the coronavirus pandemic, Galler produced 1,700 tonnes of chocolate per year and generated more than 30 million euros. It had ambitious expansion plans, supported by a Liège consortium and by foreign investors.

“We don’t know yet how long it will take. One, two, three months? It will depend on whether we decide to focus on certain markets, Belgian or European,” Stefenatto told AFP.

The storms have now moved east and south, devastating Germany and threatening Austria’s Alpine valleys. The final economic and human toll in Belgium, where at least 27 died, is not yet known.

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Global stocks remain stable as investors wait for retail sales. https://rglb.org/global-stocks-remain-stable-as-investors-wait-for-retail-sales/ https://rglb.org/global-stocks-remain-stable-as-investors-wait-for-retail-sales/#respond Fri, 16 Jul 2021 09:31:00 +0000 https://rglb.org/global-stocks-remain-stable-as-investors-wait-for-retail-sales/ Text size The latest Covid-19 case numbers for Los Angeles County are released during Sameday testing on July 14, 2021. Covid-19 cases are on the rise in most states as the highly transmissible Delta variant has become the dominant strain in the United States. Getty Images Global stocks were mixed on Friday, as investors waited […]]]>

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Which beer stock is a better buy? https://rglb.org/which-beer-stock-is-a-better-buy/ https://rglb.org/which-beer-stock-is-a-better-buy/#respond Thu, 15 Jul 2021 17:14:39 +0000 https://rglb.org/which-beer-stock-is-a-better-buy/ Based in Leuven, Belgium, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA / NV (BUD) produces, distributes and sells beer, other alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic beverages worldwide. It offers a portfolio of around 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois. Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ambev SA (ABEV) produces, distributes and sells beer, draft beer, carbonated soft drinks, […]]]>

Based in Leuven, Belgium, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA / NV (BUD) produces, distributes and sells beer, other alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic beverages worldwide. It offers a portfolio of around 500 beer brands, including Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois. Based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ambev SA (ABEV) produces, distributes and sells beer, draft beer, carbonated soft drinks, other non-alcoholic drinks, malt and food products. Its segments include Brazil; Central America and the Caribbean; Latin America South; and Canadian.

The beer industry suffered a setback amid the COVID-19 pandemic as retail beer sales fell because stadiums, concert halls, bars and restaurants were closed or operated at capacity limited. However, according to a study by the Beer Institute, the majority of Americans beer consumption remained unchanged in the midst of the pandemic. Beer consumption is expected to increase in the coming months with the reopening of bars and restaurants and growing demand for new flavors. Thus, we believe that ABEV and BUD should benefit from growing demand this summer.

ABEV gained 32.4% over the past year, while BUD gained 31%. Additionally, ABEV’s 38.3% gain over the past nine months is significantly higher than BUD’s 21.2% returns. Moreover, in terms of performance over the past three months, ABEV is the clear winner with gains of 23.1% against BUD’s 6.7% returns.

But which of these two titles is the best buy now? Let’s find out.

Latest developments

BUD and Panay Films announced on March 15, 2021 the upcoming release of their dynamic new talk show, “Not A Sports Show”. Known for its brands’ award-winning advertising campaigns, BUD’s work with Panay Films to establish itself in mainstream programming marks a shift for the company as it continues to reinvent the way it presents itself in the marketplace.

ABEV management said on May 6 that “Ambev delivered a strong business performance in the first quarter, driven by a coherent strategy in which innovation, flexibility and operational excellence continue to be key pillars. We were better prepared to deal with some persistent headwinds from COVID-19 than in March 2020, and these results give us reason to be confident that our strategy is working. “

Recent financial results

BUD’s revenue increased 17.2% year-on-year to $ 12.29 billion for its fiscal first quarter ended March 31, 2021. The company’s EBITDA increased 14.2% in year on year to reach $ 4.27 billion. Its profit was $ 1.01 billion from a loss of $ 845 million during the period last year. In addition, his EPS was $ 0.51 compared to a loss of $ 0.42 per share in the prior year period.

ABEV’s net sales increased 32% year-on-year to 16.65 billion reais ($ 3.25 billion) for its first fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2021. The company’s EBITDA increased 25.9% year-on-year to 5.33 billion reais ($ 1.04 billion). Its profit rose 124.9% year-on-year to 2.76 billion reais ($ 538.79 million), while its EPS stood at 0.17 reais ($ 0.03), in up 139.6% year-on-year.

Past and expected financial performance

BUD’s revenue has grown at a CAGR of 2.5% over the past five years. Analysts expect BUD’s revenue to grow 12.6% in its 2021 fiscal year and 5.1% in 2022. The company’s EPS is expected to rise 17.9% in 2022.

By comparison, ABEV’s revenue has grown at a CAGR of 5.6% over the past five years. The company’s revenue is expected to grow 16.5% in fiscal 2021 and 6% in fiscal 2022. Its EPS is expected to increase 15.4% in 2022.

Profitability

BUD’s turnover for the last 12 months is 4.34 times that of ABEV. However, ABEV is more profitable, with a net margin of 20.69% versus 8.82% for BUD.

ABEV DEER and ROTC of 17.02% and 11.25%, respectively, are higher than BUD’s 0.18% and 4.26%.

Evaluation

In terms of non-GAAP forward P / E, ABEV is currently trading at 27.61x, which is 20.9% higher than BUD’s 22.84x. However, BUD’s 12.69x forward non-GAAP PEG ratio is 200% higher than ABEV’s 4.23x.

POWR odds

BUD and ABEV both have an overall C rating, which equates to Neutral in our proprietary POWR rating system. POWR scores are calculated taking into account 118 different factors, each factor being weighted to an optimal degree.

BUD and ABEV both have B ratings for sentiment, which is in line with favorable sentiment from analysts.

However, BUD and ABEV both have a C rating for Momentum. This is justified given BUD’s 6.7% gains over the past three months and 12% loss over the past month, and ABEV’s 23.1% returns over the past three months. and the loss of 9.4% over the past month.

BUD has a C rating for the stock, in line with its non-GAAP futures P / E of 22.84x, which is 12% above the industry average 20.40x. ABEV also has a C rating for the stock, which is in line with its non-GAAP futures P / E of 26.05x, which is 27.7% above the industry average 20.40x.

Of the 37 stocks in the beverage industry, BUD is ranked No.14, while ABEV is No.11.

Beyond what I stated above, we also rated both stocks for stability, growth, and quality. Click here to view all BUD assessments. Get all ABEV ratings here.

The winner

Beer sales are expected to increase in the post-pandemic era with the reopening of bars and restaurants. However, while BUD and ABEV may be considered good long-term investments given their dominance in the global market, it may not be the right time to invest in either of the above. these two stocks given their weaker financial situation than that of the industry.

Our research shows that the chances of success increase when investing in stocks with an overall strong buy or buy rating. See all of the top rated stocks in the beverage industry here


BUD shares were trading at $ 68.67 per share on Thursday afternoon, down $ 0.82 (-1.18%). Year-to-date, BUD is down -1.16%, compared to a 17.02% increase in the benchmark S&P 500 over the same period.

About the Author: Nimesh Jaiswal

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PM meets the F-16, the fighter plane everyone wants https://rglb.org/pm-meets-the-f-16-the-fighter-plane-everyone-wants/ https://rglb.org/pm-meets-the-f-16-the-fighter-plane-everyone-wants/#respond Sun, 11 Jul 2021 07:00:43 +0000 https://rglb.org/pm-meets-the-f-16-the-fighter-plane-everyone-wants/ Hulton Deutsch After the YF-16 and YF-17 clashed to become America’s next fighter jet, the winner, General Dynamics’ YF-16, which would become the F-16, made its debut in the pages of Popular Mechanics in November 1975. Described as an aircraft that “sparked so much interest around the world,” the F-16 continued to generate that enthusiasm […]]]>

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After the YF-16 and YF-17 clashed to become America’s next fighter jet, the winner, General Dynamics’ YF-16, which would become the F-16, made its debut in the pages of Popular Mechanics in November 1975. Described as an aircraft that “sparked so much interest around the world,” the F-16 continued to generate that enthusiasm for decades and remains in use by air forces around the world.


Never before has a single military aircraft generated so much interest around the world. It’s the F-16, the newest and most popular addition to American air power and an aircraft that may well become the most wanted of all time, barely off the drawing board the fighter has not only been adopted, by our own air force, but has become the popular choice of four other NATO nations, beating as fierce competition as the famous French Mirage and the radically new Swedish duck-winged Viggen.

Belgium, Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands have jointly pledged to purchase 350 stylish and versatile supersonic jets, and other countries, including Canada, may follow suit. The US Air Force has ordered 650, and the Navy is expected to purchase 800 more for carrier use, bringing the initial total to 1,800. With the additional purchases planned, production runs could eventually reach 3,000 in 4,000, probably the most of an airplane type ever made.

Airplanes

The needle nose F-16 is a small, light fighter, very maneuverable, capable of speeds of Mach 2.

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What explains the incredible appeal of the F-16? It is not the biggest, nor the fastest, nor the most powerful. In fact, by the standards of modern fighters, he’s a relative baby. Developed by General Dynamics, the single-seater represents a new concept of lightweight, low-cost, high-performance fighters designed to offer both air superiority and economy.

It’s fast, rugged, deadly, and versatile, all for what is considered the remarkable price tag of $ 4.6 million per plane. It may not seem “cheap” to those of us grinding our teeth at a $ 50 grocery bill, but in the world of military hardware, it’s a good deal – other comparable fighters do. sell for between $ 8 million and $ 12 million each.

With an overall length of 47 1⁄2 feet and a wingspan of 31, the F-16 is considerably smaller than previous fighters like the F-14 Grumman Tomcat (62 by 64 feet) and the F-15 McDonnell Douglas Eagle ( 64 by 43 feet). It is also much lighter, with 22,500 pounds gross compared to 57,300 for the F-14 and 40,000 for the F-15. Its small size and low weight are in fact the secret to the F-16’s phenomenal performance. Compared to other typical fighters, it has three times the combat range, nearly double the acceleration rate, and less than two-thirds the turning radius at supersonic speeds, meaning it can fly and fight at just about everything that surrounds it.

Mach 2 speed at combat height

original caption edwards afb, ca general dynamics f 16 air combat fighter prototype shows its classic lines during a recent test flight at edwards airbase, ca the f 16 was chosen by the air force America for full-scale development as this country's new air combat fighter, following an intensive 10-month assessment and selection process that included more than 330 flights. Print shows the profile of the F 16 in flight

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Powered by a Pratt & Whitney F100 turbojet engine with a thrust of 25,000 pounds, the F-16 is capable of reaching speeds of up to Mach 2 times the speed of sound, or nearly 1,500 mph at altitudes of fight. He is indeed one of the few fighters who can continue to accelerate while climbing straight up.

The F-16’s short turning radius and high acceleration allow it to “get close” to an enemy aircraft and impose itself, the key to fighting superiority in one-on-one aerial combat situations. head. The standard armament consists of two Sidewinder missiles mounted on the wing tips and a 20mm Vulcan cannon capable of an impressive rate of fire of 6000 rounds per minute. Up to 11,000 pounds of additional weaponry can be carried on pylons under the wings – additional missiles, bombs, napalm, special weapons – whatever is required for the mission.

For long-range operation, in-flight refueling or external auxiliary fuel tanks are provided. It is this kind of flexibility that makes the F-16 a versatile and versatile aircraft – it can perform air-to-air, air-to-ground, ground support, long-range bombardment, fighter escort and aircraft carrier operations. operations.

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A model of the YF-16.

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The F-16 is both complex and simple, highly sophisticated in design, but ingeniously simple in construction. Elevator panels, wing flaps, and most of its main landing gears are interchangeable – a repair center only needs half the stock of parts as usual. The servo-actuators operating the controls are identical and interchangeable. The fuselage is designed in three modular sections: nose, mid section and tail. Modules can be built in different factories, even in different countries, and then assembled when needed. If a module is damaged, it can be replaced with a double wing change on a car, without taking a valuable aircraft out of service for time-consuming repairs.

The P&W F100 engine is the same one proven in the F-15, so engine inventories, spare parts and maintenance know-how are well established. Of the 373 equipment components of the F-16, 257 are inventory items. Only 50 types of attachments are used, all standard, against up to 250 for other fighters.

Now you can begin to understand why so many countries are intrigued by the F-16: its economy and simplification is an air force’s dream. The advantages of having a number of NATO countries operating the same aircraft are obvious: parts, training and manufacturing facilities can be pooled, urgent items can be shared, storage of many components is reduced and repair and maintenance are greatly simplified.

Whole plane a “lifting body”

american f16 military plane at the paris air show june 8, 1975, france photo by gilbert uzangamma rapho via getty images

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Aerodynamically, the F-16 is a masterpiece of technical ingenuity. The flattened oval fuselage blends into the wings so that the entire aircraft becomes, in effect, a “lift body”. The fore-body strakes (narrow, flared bands in front of the wings) help prevent wing root stalling at high angles of attack, thereby increasing lift and improving handling. speed and attitude – the pilot can concentrate on the fight without thinking about it. The trailing edge flaps and ailerons are combined into “flaperons” which function independently as ailerons, collectively as flaps – another simplification.

All the controls are electrically operated by what is called “fly-by-wire”. This eliminates mechanical linkages that are more prone to failure, provides more responsive and responsive handling, and increases rider safety. The back-up control wires continue to function even if other wires are far apart, which is not possible with cable links.

The special “high G” cockpit incorporates a seat tilted strongly backwards – 30 ° compared to the usual 13 ° – to help the pilot to withstand the forces of high G in combat. A side-stick controller, which produces more precise maneuvers, replaces the old control lever between the knees. Airbrakes that open like a book near the tail allow the pilot to slow down quickly for emergency maneuvers or short-field landings.

All in all, the F-16 is a lot of aircraft for the money. It should give NATO countries air superiority in the 1980s and 1990s. Its purchase by so many other countries has already been hailed as “the sale of the century.” In fact, the F-16 may well turn out to be the buy of the century.

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Best Oil Stocks Right Now • Daily updated charts • Benzinga https://rglb.org/best-oil-stocks-right-now-daily-updated-charts-benzinga/ https://rglb.org/best-oil-stocks-right-now-daily-updated-charts-benzinga/#respond Fri, 09 Jul 2021 19:17:37 +0000 https://rglb.org/best-oil-stocks-right-now-daily-updated-charts-benzinga/ Go straight to Webull! Get real-time market data, analysis tools, and $ 0 commissions. Oil tankers are ships designed for the transport of bulk oil and / or its by-products. Tankers can be tankers that transport unrefined crude oil or tankers that transport refined products from refineries to consumer markets. Tanker stocks provide investors with […]]]>

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Oil tankers are ships designed for the transport of bulk oil and / or its by-products. Tankers can be tankers that transport unrefined crude oil or tankers that transport refined products from refineries to consumer markets. Tanker stocks provide investors with access to companies that own, operate and / or lease different types of tankers and related facilities.

Global demand for oil has increased from 60 to 70 million barrels per day (BPD) to 30 million BPD due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, oil companies saw increased interest in services during the pandemic as oil producers relied on these companies to store oil in tankers until the oil market improved. Since then, oil sales have increased somewhat, pushing the rental price of tankers from a high of as high as $ 200,000 per day during the pandemic to more normal levels of $ 25,000 to $ 40,000 per day.

Benzinga’s choices for the best tanker stocks include those of the world’s largest tanker shipping companies. The shares of these companies trade on major US stock exchanges, such as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq Exchange (NASDAQ).

Overview: Tanker Inventories

The transportation of crude oil began in the 1860s when the product had to be transported from its source to refineries. Products were generally transported by rail and later by iron and steel pipelines.

Tankers were more widely used in the 1940s, but tankers began to dominate the oil transport market as the oil industry developed and oil was imported from other countries. Large tankers can transport a large amount of crude and petroleum products for a very low cost per barrel and are basically the only practical way to transport crude oil across the oceans.

While tankers provide the oil industry with transport and storage capacity, tankers carry risks, as evidenced by the massive Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 which caused significant environmental damage. The Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound and spilled nearly 11 million gallons of crude oil into nearby waters which then extended some 1,300 miles along the Alaskan coast.

The oil tanker business may also experience fluctuating demand for its services due to the noticeable price changes seen in the associated crude oil market. Additionally, the likelihood that demand for oil will decline as electric vehicle sales increase means that buying stocks of oil tankers may not be an optimal choice for long-term investors, although short-term traders. term that closely monitor oil prices may well negotiate. tanker stocks.

Income investors who prefer to invest their money in dividend-paying stocks might also benefit from owning oil tanker stocks. Depending on market forces, however, they may not achieve significant capital appreciation in the price of their oil tanker shares and may even see the price of those shares drop.

Best Online Brokers for Oil Tanker Stocks

The petroleum stocks selected by Benzinga all trade on the major US stock exchanges, so you can trade them through any stock broker that provides access to these markets. Most major US brokers will also execute commission-free orders on these stocks. The table below provides a comparison of the online brokers that you can use to trade stocks of oil companies.

Features to look for in tanker inventories

  1. Fleet size: The number and size of oil transport vessels and the types of products transported have a direct impact on the bottom line of each oil company. The maintenance costs and the potential liabilities that the company could incur are also significant if the vessels are inactive or fall into a state of disrepair.
  2. Fundamentals: Financial statements and quarterly earnings reports for an oil company can provide insight into the viability of the business as an investment. The company’s earnings per share (EPS), price-to-earnings ratio and dividend are directly related to its share price.
  3. Leases and contracts: Leases and contracts of oil companies are usually entered into with oil producers and refiners located in various countries around the world. Geopolitical events in these countries could be important factors that could directly affect the bottom line and the share price of the company.

Are oil tanker stocks a good investment?

The short answer to this question probably isn’t. The oil trade and global dependence on fossil fuels for energy are gradually ending as newer and more environmentally sustainable technologies increasingly replace oil as an energy source. The oil stocks listed above have also produced dismal long-term results for investors in recent years, one example being NAT which has seen an 85% decline over the past decade. Although oil tanker stocks are not a good long-term investment, they can be an attractive vehicle for short-term speculation and day trading due to their volatility.

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