Thursday, April 2, 2015

Could Agrium Inc.(TSX:AGU)(NYSE:AGU) Shares Gain 30+% This Year?

Investors who were curious if it’s too late to join in on the Agrium Inc. (TSX:AGU)(NYSE:AGU) were given the go ahead by analysts at both RBC and TD Bank—both banks rated Agrium a buy with a $164 price target.
This would represent an approximately 30% upside from the current price and a continuation of the rally which began in October 2014, which has already added 43% to Agrium’s share price.
More important than the price target, however, is the rationale for the price target. Agrium currently has at its disposal three high-probability catalysts that should serve to materialize the 30% in gains being predicted by analysts. Here are the three factors driving Agrium’s bullish target. (more)
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3 Deep Value Stocks That Could Mount A Turnaround: Rayonier Advanced Materials, Inc. (NYSE: RYAM), Century Aluminum Co. (Nasdaq: CENX), Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP)

Although the market action was a bit choppy in the first quarter of 2015, one fact is inescapable: the major indices are all within a few percentage points of their all-time highs.
Yet, for hundreds of stocks in those indices, there is little reason for good cheer. Share prices are far from the 52-week high and aren't on many investor's "buy list" right now.
For contrarian investors, an unloved status can spell opportunity. Today's out-of-favor stocks often become tomorrow's in-favor stocks. They just need headwinds to morph into tailwinds. (more)
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The Best Ways to Own Oil … and the Worst

James DiGeorgia I launched our Gold and Energy Investor newsletter more than a decade ago. In that time, crude oil prices have spiked above $145, dipped below $40 and traded everywhere in-between.
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On this day in 2005, oil was trading at about $57 a barrel — roughly $10 higher than yesterday’s $47.60 settlement price.
Oil prices may have traded all over the map. But our strategy for picking winning energy stocks has remained constant.(more)
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VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI)

VASCO Data Security International, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and supports hardware and software security systems that manage and secure access to information assets worldwide. The company offers VACMAN Controller, a host system software authentication platform that combines technologies in one platform; IDENTIKEY Authentication Server that adds server functionality to the VACMAN core authentication platform; DIGIPASS as a Service, a cloud-based authentication service primarily for enterprise customers; and MYDIGIPASS solutions for end user authentication in the cloud.
Take a look at the 1-year chart of VASCO (Nasdaq: VDSI) with the added notations:
1-year chart of VASCO (Nasdaq: VDSI)
VDSI rallied nicely from April until its November peak. Since then, the stock has traded sideways to lower. During this sideways period, the stock has been finding repeated support at $21 (blue). Now that the stock is there again, traders should be able to expect some sort of bounce. However, if the $21 support were to break, much lower prices should follow.

The Tale of the Tape: VDSI has a key level of support at $21. A trader could enter a long position at $21 with a stop placed under the level. If the stock were to break below the support a short position could be entered instead.
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