Friday, December 26, 2014

NewLink Genetics Corp (NASDAQ: NLNK)

NewLink Genetics Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on discovering, developing, and commercializing immunotherapeutic products to enhance treatment options for patients with cancer. Its portfolio includes biologic product candidates based on its HyperAcute immunotherapy technology, which is designed to stimulate the human immune system; and small-molecule product candidates that are focused on breaking the immune system’s tolerance to cancer by inhibiting the indoleamine-(2,3)-dioxygenase (IDO) pathway.
Take a look at the 1-year chart of NewLink (Nasdaq: NLNK) below with added notations:
1-year chart of NewLink (Nasdaq: NLNK)
NLNK has formed a clear resistance at $42 (red), which would also be a 10-month high breakout if the stock could manage to break above it. In addition, the stock is climbing a short term, up-trending support level (green) over the last 2 months. These two levels combined have NLNK stuck within a common chart pattern known as an ascending triangle. Eventually, the stock will have to break one of those levels.

The Tale of the Tape: NLNK has an uptrending support and a clear $42 resistance level to watch. A long trade could be made on a pullback to the support, or on a breakout above $42. A break below the uptrending support would be an opportunity to enter a short trade.
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5 Ways to Play Europe’s Bounce: Daimler AG (DDAIF.PK), Unilever (NYSE: UN), Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB), Sanofi (NYSE: SNY),

Last week, I said that it was time for income investors to adjust their portfolios and adapt to the new reality of cheap oil.
For less-speculative investors, I recommended turning an eye to Europe. This week, I want to expand on that idea and highlight a number of enticing investments across the pond.
You see, most U.S. investors have very little money in Europe.  (more)

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Sony Hack Could Spur Double-Digit Profits in This Cyber Security Leader: FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE)

The cyber attack on Sony Pictures has morphed into an international thriller to rival any Hollywood spy movie. New information is still leaking out on a daily basis, and this story could translate to even bigger growth for one industry.

Sources within Sony (NYSE: SNE) reported in late November that they had been hacked and received a message from a group calling itself the Guardians of Peace. In early December, several unreleased movies were leaked onto the Internet, along with emails containing 47,000 social security numbers and other information on employees of the company.  (more)

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GasLog Ltd (NYSE: GLOG)

GasLog Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and manages vessels in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market worldwide. It provides maritime services for the transportation of LNG and LNG vessel management services. As of April 10, 2014, the company’s fleet consisted of 18 wholly owned LNG carriers. It also had 9 LNG carriers operating under its technical management for third parties.
Take a look at the 1-year chart of GasLog (NYSE: GLOG) below with added notations:
1-year chart of GasLog (NYSE: GLOG)
GLOG has been trading sideways for the last 3 months, while forming a common pattern known as a rectangle. A minimum of (2) successful tests of the support and (2) successful tests of the resistance will give you the pattern. GLOG’s rectangle pattern has formed a $22 resistance (green) and a $16 support (red). At some point the stock will have to break one of the two levels created by the rectangle pattern.

The Tale of the Tape: GLOG is trading within a rectangle pattern. The possible long positions on the stock would be either on a pullback to $22, or on a breakout above $16. The ideal short opportunity would be on a break below $16.
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Bloomberg’s Commodity Index Drops To Lowest Since 2009: What Does It Mean? / by Tyler Durden on 12/22/2014 12:31
Moments ago we learned that for all talk of a commodity “bottom”, the “energetic” dead cat has resumed its inverse bounce. To wit:
So what does that mean? The answer: it all depends on whose narrative one chooses to believe and/or which narrative the US Ministry of truth is promoting on any given day in order to boost confidence.
The main plotline now is simple: plunging commodity prices (just don’t call them deflation, “negative inflation” is much better) are a huge tax cut on the US consumer the pundits will have you know. And why not: so simple a Jonahtan Gruber could have come up with it.

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