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08-19-2016: Specialty Chemical Mining Company May Ride the Electric Car Boom

What would speculative investors do when they see analyst projections for a company's earnings jump such as the one depicted in the chart below?

Jumping on board this speculative specialty chemical company with mining interests concentrating upon lithium used in car batteries would suggest riding the electric car boom. Albemarle Corporation (ALB) also skirts the "clean energy" industry with a second revenue-generating bromine specialty used in environmental controls in the oil drilling industry. Our overall assessment of this stock is negative due to problems with fundamentals, but speculators might want to consider an obvious potential turnaround situation if the company's restructuring, recent acquisitions and divestitures pay off.

Our recent article on Albemarle Corporation (ALB) is in the Archives Section near the bottom of this page.

Zenith's Active List of 39 Stocks as of 08/20/2016

(Updated once a week, usually on Saturday except when less than 5 trading days in the week.)

Note: Zenith tries to pick only stocks which are shortable, but sometimes stocks appear afterward on the SEC Regulation SHO list of stocks which are not shortable, which is beyond our control. On some stocks, Zenith may hold more than the number of shares it trades in its inventory. Thus the "short" sale of such a security would technically not be a "short" sale for us and not subject to SEC rules regarding selling securities which are not deliverable. Also, stocks pop on and off the list available for shorting on successive days, so the presence of a stock on the current SHO list doesn't mean it was there at the time it was shorted.

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What are the last three entries in the Active Stocks chart list? These represent typical high-, low-, and mid-cap mutual funds to help us gage the tenor of the stock market as a whole.

Archive List

08-19-2016: Albemarle Corporation (ALB): Lithium Miner

08-11-2016: Staples, Inc. (SPLS): Failed Merger with Office Depot

08-01-2016: Prologis, Inc. (PLD): R/E Rental Market Recovery

07-28-2016: MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI): Diversified Customer Base

07-25-2016: Tahoe Resources, Inc. (TAHO): Silver Bubble?

07-08-2016: Fiserv, Inc. (FISV): Cashless Society

07-01-2016: Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL): Under-Priced By Historic Standards

06-27-2016: Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (RYAM): Environmental and Debt Liabilities

06-22-2016: Cambrex Corporation (CBM): Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

06-18-2016: Manhattan Associates Inc. (MANH): Huge Global Retailer Presence

06-14-2016: Big Lots, Inc. (BIG): Slow Steady Growth

06-04-2016: Citrix Systems Inc. (CTXS): Better Off Without Microsoft

05-31-2016: Pilgrim's Price Corporation (PPC): Brazilian-Owned withi Recalls

05-23-2016: Convergys Corporation (CVG): If You Want That Press This

05-19-2016: Masco Corporation (MAS): Faucets and Paint

05-12-2016: Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP): Success In Difficult Times

05-06-2016: MasTec, Inc. (MTZ): Prospects versus Financial Soundness

05-02-2016: Old Republic International, Inc. (ORI) Diversified Multi-Line Insurance

<04-28-2016: Federated Investors, Inc. (FII): Who Is Really Best?

04-22-2016: Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. (UEPS): Overlooked Stock Until Recently

04-12-2016: CSG Systems International, Inc. (CSGS): Leader in Cable TV Billing Services

04-08-2016: Frontier Communications Inc. (FTR): Land LInes Not Dead

04-02-2016: Thor Industries Inc. (THO): Motor Home Craze

03-29-2016: Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NLY): Dividend Unsustainable

03-24-2016: Hub Group Inc. (HUBG): Trucking & Intermodal Logistics

03-19-2016: Ubiquiti Networks Inc. (UBNT): Cool Stock for Wi-Fi Hot Spot Equipment

03-12-2016: A.O. Smith Inc. (AOS): Trust the Chinese

03-05-2016: Leidos Holdings Inc. (LDOS): Nation's 4th-Largest Defense Contractor

03-01-2016: Wabash National Inc. (WNC): Stock Keeps On Truck'in

02-26-2016: Dycom Industries Inc. (DY): Evaluated Construction Services Industry Stock

02-23-2016: Five Prime Therapeutics Inc. (FPRX): Big Pharma Backs the Reserach

02-20-2016: Ventas Inc. (VTR): Healthcare Facility REIT Acquisitions

02-11-2016: Neogen Corporation (NEOG): Food Safety & Toxin Detection

02-07-2016: Casey's General Stores, Inc. (CASY): Pizza Displaces Gasoline

02-01-2016: Medley Capital Corporation (MCC): Can 18% Yield Be Sustained?

01-25-2016: Korn/Ferry International, Inc. (KFY): Recruiting Talent Worldwide

01-20-2016: National Health Trends Corp. (NHTC): Unwelcome in China

01-16-2016: American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (AEO): Teen Fashions

01-12-2016: Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (FIX): Air Conditioning & Heating

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