News by BRAVEHEART INVESTMENT GROUP PLC Company or code – between 09 October 2020 and 09 January 2021 Time period News explorer

News by BRAVEHEART INVESTMENT GROUP PLC Company or code - between 09 October 2020 and 09 January 2021 Time period News explorer

News explorer – Search Regulatory news, RNS Search, via Company or code, Index, Industry Sector, Headline type, Release date and Source Although individual EV firms get the glory, you can potentially make safer profits through these eight battery stocks to buy. ACTIVE MEMBERS NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Population Health Investment Co., Inc. (the ‘Company’) announced today that holders of the units sold in th… NEW YORK, Jan 8 ― Shares of Tesla surged to a record high in heavy trading yesterday, with the electric car maker’s stock market value exceeding Facebook’s for the first time. Shares in the company led by Elon Musk jumped nearly 8 per cent to end the session at US$816 (RM3,296), putting its…

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8 Battery Stocks to Buy for Potentially Safer EV Exposure

8 Battery Stocks to Buy for Potentially Safer EV Exposure

Aside from the novel coronavirus, 2020 may well go down among the investment community as the year of the special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). This distinct manner in going public has found great enthusiasm among electric vehicle manufacturers. But sifting through winners and losers could be a treacherous activity. Instead, investors may want to consider what underpins EVs. In other words, it’s time to consider battery stocks to buy.

As you well know, the meteoric rise of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) has excited speculators about the prospects of making serious money over a short timeframe. Naturally, this has sparked speculation in other EV makers, particularly those from China. But if you think about it, Tesla wouldn’t be anywhere without its battery packs; hence, the disappointment about Tesla’s non-battery day.

Further — and this will probably get my inbox filled with hate mail but oh well — it’s difficult to ascertain TSLA’s trajectory. What gets lost in the picture is that Tesla sells its vehicles at a loss. Again, vehicles. So how did it make profits over the past few quarters? Long story short, many automakers buy regulatory “carbon” credits from Tesla in green jurisdictions. And that’s the key for battery stocks to buy.

According to research firm Trefis, “there’s been skepticism if Tesla’s business would actually be viable excluding these profits.” Look at it this way. If the government decides to stop imposing these carbon penalties on passenger car manufacturers — because if you look at facts, consumer cars are hardly the biggest polluters — then Tesla suddenly loses its cash cow. But EV power sources will still be relevant, which bolsters battery stocks to buy.

Further, automakers will eventually stop buying credits from Tesla because a) it’s silly and b) they can make their own EVs to avoid carbon penalties. That’s exactly what the majors are doing, which will flood the electric market with plenty of options. Of course, that makes deciding on TSLA even tougher but could spell opportunity for these battery stocks to buy.

  • Panasonic (OTCMKTS:PCRFY)
  • Johnson Matthey (OTCMKTS:JMPLY)
  • Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (NYSE:SQM)
  • Albemarle (NYSE:ALB)
  • Livent (NYSE:LTHM)
  • Ganfeng Lithium (OTCMKTS:GNENF)
  • Vale (NYSE:VALE)
  • Hitachi (OTCMKTS:HTHIY)
  • Before we dive in, the Chinese EVs like Nio (NYSE:NIO) and Xpeng (NYSE:XPEV) are also subject to similar pressures. One wonders what their true viability would be without subsidies or other forms of government support. With battery stocks to buy, you don’t have to worry about brand appeal in an increasingly commoditized market. Instead, if you believe that EV demand will continue to grow, it’s a matter of picking your ideal risk/reward profile.

    a Panasonic TV

    Source: Panasonic

    Usually, you don’t start off a list of must-have investments with over-the-counter names unless you’re specifically dealing with high-risk, high-reward ventures. But in terms of battery stocks to buy, I’m going to make an exception with Panasonic. Yes, because it’s an OTC idea, it has a weird ticker name — PCRFY stock. But not every company listed in the pink sheets is speculative.

    While the OTC market has a well-deserved reputation for where dangerous penny stocks trade, it’s also possible that companies don’t want to pay the fees associated with being listed on a major U.S. exchange. For Panasonic, this is probably the case. Up until a few years ago, Japanese equities were on a bridge to nowhere. But PCRFY stock is a shining exception, with its underlying battery business pivotal to Tesla’s success.

    A few months ago, Nikkei Asia reported that Panasonic “will begin supplying higher-capacity batteries for Tesla’s Model 3 electric vehicles in September in a bid to keep an important customer close.” Further, Panasonic’s EV battery is very competitive with Chinese rivals in that its incredibly reliable in both consistent performance and safety. This suggests PCRFY will be one of the strongest battery stocks to buy for years to come.

    Yes, this is another OTC name near the top of this list of battery stocks to buy. But no, I don’t believe the reputation of where Johnson Matthey’s shares trade is an accurate indication of its future trajectory. However, most U.S.-based investors may not be aware of JMPLY stock, primarily because the EV sector is flooded with the usual suspects.

    However, you’re going to want to pay close attention to Johnson Matthey moving forward. Over the years, the company has been researching and developing EV battery materials to catalyze superior performance. According to its website, Johnson Matthey scientists discovered a breakthrough in cathode materials “that should significantly improve the range and acceleration of electric cars, while also making them quicker to recharge.” Critically, this implies a less-onerous transition for drivers of combustion cars.

    What should also pique investors’ curiosity toward JMPLY stock is that the underlying company specializes in electric solutions for high-end luxury automotive brands. For example, Jaguar Land Rover will utilize Johnson Matthey’s powerplant for its select electric-based models. Usually, it’s nice to have the backing of affluent consumers.

    a lithium ion battery

    For the number three slot on this list of battery stocks to buy, we’re going back to an oldie but a goodie. Technically, it’s not a pure battery play of course. However, lithium plays a central role in lithium-ion batteries as you might guess. And Sociedad Quimica mines a ton of the stuff, making SQM stock a viable play on the EV revolution.

    According to InvestingNews.com, “SQM claims to be the world’s largest lithium producer, with offices in over 20 countries and customers in 110 nations across the globe. The firm has five business areas, ranging from lithium and derivatives to potassium to specialty plant nutrition.”

    I don’t want to get involved in a contest about which company really produces the largest amount of lithium. For me, one of the most compelling reasons to own SQM stock is that the mining firm is located within the so-called Lithium Triangle, a region in the Andes rich in lithium reserves around the borders of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.

    However, if you’re also big on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns, SQM isn’t the most ideal investment. In fact, it’s raised the ire of indigenous tribes due to the negative impact of lithium mining. Again, it’s not a debate that I want to get into here but it’s worth considering if you like virtue-signaling.

    Albemarle (ALB) logo on a mobile phone screen

    Some sources state that Albemarle is actually the world’s largest lithium producer. As I said above, I don’t want to take sides in that department. Still, ALB stock makes a compelling case for itself for investors preferring to keep their battery stocks to buy domestic. Better yet, the company does claim the title of providing the most lithium specifically for EV batteries.

    To be fair, ALB stock — as is the case with SQM — appears technically overheated. Since the beginning of January, shares are up nearly 106% (SQM is up nearly 83% over the same period). As well, Albemarle received a substantial boost post-election night. And the valuation received higher premiums as it became apparent that Joe Biden is on his way to the White House.

    Therefore, I’d be looking for ALB to register a discount before considering diving in (the same applies to SQM). However, if you really believe in the long-term narrative for EVs, I’d take advantage of any substantial dips. As I noted earlier, EVs may become commoditized, but that would probably only benefit Albemarle as it can feed the higher volume, no matter what the brand.

    rows of lithium ion batteries

    Spun off from FMC Corp (NYSE:FMC) in 2018, Livent is one of the lithium majors among battery stocks to buy. The company runs its lithium business in the Salar del Hombre Muerto region in Argentina, one of the countries of the Lithium Triangle. LTHM stock has been steadily rising since 2020’s March doldrums. Like the others, it has found substantial momentum following the U.S. presidential election.

    But how much will politics play into the narrative for LTHM stock? Naturally, it’s a controversial topic, particularly because of the present vitriol. However, there is some evidence to believe that ideological differences from the executive office can impart conspicuous changes for green-energy-related companies. Perhaps the biggest example of this is President Trump’s decision to strip protections from Tongass National Forest, opening the area to logging and other forms of development.

    Of course, logging doesn’t have much to do with lithium directly. But this action demonstrates that a presidential administration does bear some influence on environmental matters. With President-elect Biden leading the way, the longer-term picture should be conducive for Livent and other battery stocks to buy.

    a group of batteries

    Presumably, most people who buy EVs fall into two camps: those who wish to do their part in reducing carbon emissions and mitigating other forms of environment impact and those who enjoy the conveniences of electric driving, such as at-home “refueling” and brisk acceleration, among many other advantages.

    But what may not get as much coverage — at least in terms of the marketing machinery — is that EVs represent a sort of cold war between the U.S. and China. Both want to dominate the sector for obvious financial reasons. The former has the advantage of superior quality and craftsmanship and the latter can churn out volume like no one’s business. It’s unclear which side will win out, which makes Ganfeng Lithium one of the more controversial battery stocks to buy.

    If you don’t want to support Chinese enterprises with hard-earned American dollars, I get it. Plus, as a lesser-known entity, GNENF stock is prone to volatility. Shares have already jumped over 360% in 2020, which means there is some fear of holding the bag.

    But if you’re completely agnostic with your portfolio, you may want to give GNENF stock a chance. Like I said, you just don’t know how the EV wars will pan out.

    the Vale (VALE) logo displayed on a mobile phone with the company's webpage in the background

    For obvious reasons, lithium dominates the discussion of battery stocks to buy. However, there are many other components that go into making EV powerplants. Both nickel and cobalt, which Vale mines, have been essential to the electrification narrative. But to be fair, there is also growing debate about the future of cobalt in the EV industry.

    As S&P Global pointed out, a global resurgence has occurred regarding utilization of cobalt-free battery formulations. Primarily, the commodity is expensive. Just as importantly from an ESG perspective, many voice concerns about “the use of child labor in ‘artisanal mining’ at the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where 60% of the world’s cobalt is produced.” Still, a wholesale transition to cobalt-free may be difficult, which keeps VALE stock in the game.

    Moreover, if demand shifts to other material alternatives, this dynamic could improve cobalt’s economic viability. Regardless, the global EV sector’s increasing fondness for nickel-rich batteries should still benefit VALE stock, as the underlying company is the world’s largest producer of nickel.

    the hitachi logo on a building

    Having adequately covered the lithium mining arena, let’s go back to real battery stocks to buy with Hitachi. Back in the old days, Hitachi was an internationally recognized member of Japan Inc., producing reliable, high-quality electronic goods at reasonable prices. But that eventually eroded as the consumer electronics business began a radical transformation.

    Now, the company is less known for its retail consumer goods and more for providing critical components for various technological markets. And one of those happens to be its automotive systems division. A few months ago, the company announced the establishment of Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems America, Inc. for the development, manufacture and sale of EV motors. Suddenly, HTHIY stock looks interesting again for the American investor.

    Right off the bat, Hitachi has two advantages to offer. First, the company — and Japanese electronics firms in general — is highly regarded for its consistent quality. Second, Japan’s government has a vested interest in working closely with the U.S., as both sides represent a counterweight to China. And that could help attract investors to HTHIY stock who are concerned about the geopolitical impact of their dollars.

    On the date of publication, Josh Enomoto did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article.

    A former senior business analyst for Sony Electronics, Josh Enomoto has helped broker major contracts with Fortune Global 500 companies. Over the past several years, he has delivered unique, critical insights for the investment markets, as well as various other industries including legal, construction management, and healthcare.

    Source: investorplace.com

    Author: By

    Josh Enomoto, InvestorPlace Contributor


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    Alameda Decision: New Pay Type Exclusions Considered (updated 01/04/2021)

    At its January 8, 2020 meeting, the Board of Retirement will consider the Alameda Decision Ad Hoc Committee’s recommendations regarding exercising the Board’s discretionary authority to refine their determinations of compensation earnable and pensionable compensation. For more information, review the January 8 meeting materials. The agenda also provides a link to attend the meeting and instructions for how to raise your virtual hand to provide public comment.

    Source: www.sjcera.org


    Population Health Investment Co., Inc. Announces The Separate Trading Of Its Class A Ordinary Shares And Warrants, Commencing On Or About January 8, 2021

    Population Health Investment Co., Inc. Announces The Separate Trading Of Its Class A Ordinary Shares And Warrants, Commencing On Or About January 8, 2021

    NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Population Health Investment Co., Inc. (the “Company”) announced today that holders of the units sold in the Company’s initial public offering of 17,250,000 units completed on November 20, 2020 (the “offering”) may elect to separately trade the Class A ordinary shares and warrants included in the units commencing on or about January 8, 2021. Any units not separated will continue to trade on The Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbol “PHICU”, and each of the Class A ordinary shares and warrants will separately trade on Nasdaq under the symbols “PHIC” and “PHICW,” respectively. No fractional warrants will be issued upon separation of the units and only whole warrants will trade. Holders of units will need to have their brokers contact Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the Company’s transfer agent, in order to separate the units into Class A ordinary shares and warrants.

    Population Health Investment Co., Inc. is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. While the Company may pursue an initial business combination in any industry, sector, or geographic region, it intends to focus on companies or divisions of companies in the healthcare industry, and in particular the therapeutics sector, in the United States and other developed countries. The Company was founded by Dr. Clive Meanwell and Ian Read.

    This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

    Forward Looking Statements

    Contact:

    Melinda Masek
    IR@populationhp.com
    (212) 993-3113

    Cision View original content:https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/population-health-investment-co-inc-announces-the-separate-trading-of-its-class-a-ordinary-shares-and-warrants-commencing-on-or-about-january-8-2021-301201459.html

    SOURCE Population Health Investment Co., Inc.

    Markets Insider and Business Insider Editorial Teams were not involved in the creation of this post.

    Source: markets.businessinsider.com

    Author: finanzen.net GmbH


    Tesla's stock market value tops Facebook's in huge trading | Malay Mail

    Tesla’s stock market value tops Facebook’s in huge trading | Malay Mail

    NEW YORK, Jan 8 ― Shares of Tesla surged to a record high in heavy trading yesterday, with the electric car maker’s stock market value exceeding Facebook’s for the first time.

    Shares in the company led by Elon Musk jumped nearly 8 per cent to end the session at US$816 (RM3,296), putting its market capitalisation at US$774 billion and making it Wall Street’s fifth-most-valuable company, just behind Google-parent Alphabet and ahead of Facebook.

    Facebook’s stock market value was US$765 billion after its shares rose about 2 per cent, according to Refinitiv data.

    Over US$39 billion worth of Tesla’s shares were bought and sold during the session, a record for Tesla and more than the next three most traded companies combined, which were Apple , Alibaba Group Holding and Amazon.com .

    Tesla, up over 700 per cent in the past 12 months, has become the most valuable auto company in the world by far, despite production that is a fraction of rivals such as Toyota Motor, Volkswagen and General Motors.

    Musk surpassed Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest person, Bloomberg News reported yesterday.

    Tesla’s latest lift came after RBC raised its rating on the stock to “sector perform” from “underperform.”

    RBC analyst Joseph Spak said in his research note that he previously underestimated Tesla’s ability to use its soaring stock price to raise capital to fund the company’s expansion.

    “We took a fresh look at the growth opportunity, what we got wrong about TSLA’s positioning and the valuation and conclude that the stock price itself is likely to be somewhat self-fulfilling to TSLA’s growth and strategy,” Spak wrote.

    Analysts, on average, expect Tesla to report US$1.2 billion in net profits for 2020, compared with US$5.8 billion in net profits expected from GM and US$27.1 billion in net profits expected from Facebook, according to Refinitiv. ― Reuters

    Source: www.malaymail.com

    Author: Friday, 08 Jan 2021 07:27 AM MYT


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