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  • H The financial crisis nearly killed Ford and GM, but now auto sales are climbing in the United States and so are their share values. Average car age is growing and finance rates are low creating a scenario where many cars will be sold. Aug. 07, 2013 - CHUO-KU, Japan -- Sales are booming for American auto-makers Ford and General Motors. Before the 2008 financial crisis, approximately 16 to 17 million cars and trucks were sold yearly in North America. In 2009 the figure fell to 10.4 million, but last year it bounced back to 14.4 million. Analysts at Harver Group believe auto sales will reach 15.4 million this year and that this figure will reach 18 million within five years. Harver Group Analysts have identified five key factors that indicate that auto-makers will reach the sales figure and restore profitability; The average age of cars on the road is continues to increase, recently reaching a record of 10.6 years. Finance rates are and will remain low for the next several years. It is unlikely that the Federal Reserve will increase rates that determine auto loans. Auto dealers have reported that obtaining credit is much easier than it was a few years ago. Ford and General Motors will soon launch a number of new vehicles, which will stimulate demand and drive consumers into the showrooms. As new home construction rebounds with its own demand factors, will cause a wave of pick-up truck sales. In 2007 the average auto worker earned $75 an hour in wages and benefits, now t...
  • H The Chinese property and constructions sectors rose on Wednesday on the back of a government announcement, while concerns over nuclear power plants in Japan drove utilities shares down. Aug. 01, 2013 - CHUO-KU, Japan -- The Chinese market posted small gains after an announcement from the Communists Party´s politburo pledged to maintain the pace of economic growth for the third and fourth quarters despite what they referred to as, “extremely complicated domestic and international conditions.” The committee chaired by President Xi Jinping also said that, “macro policy should be stable, micro policy should be flexible, and social policy should support the bottom line.” Analysts at Harver Group noted that there was no mention of controlling home prices instead stating that it wants to promote stable growth in the sector. Our analysts interpret this to mean that the new government will not take steps to limit demand and tighten financing. There were a number of notable movers in the Chinese property and construction sector. In the Chinese market, Poly Estate Group Co. climbed 3.2%, Glendale Corp. gained 3.7% and Anhui Conch Cement Co. took 1.5%. In Hong Kong, China Resources Land Ltd. Gained 3.4% and Guangzhou R&F Properties Co. spiked 6.7%. Japan´s Nikkei Stock Average dropped 1.5%, erasing the gains from yesterday´s session. Concerns are rising in Japan over a possible sales tax increase and public fears of reopening nuclear-power plants. A number of power utilities ...
  • H JP Morgan, Barclays, and Deutsche Bank are all having legal troubles. A JP Morgan division is accused of manipulating electricity markets, Barclays of not disclosing fees paid, and Deutsche Bank has a number of charges levied against it. Jul. 31, 2013 - CHUO-KU, Japan -- Major banks across the global are having legal and financial difficulties including; JP Morgan, Barclays, and Deutsche Bank. A division of JP Morgan Chase & Co. known as JP Morgan Ventures Energy Corporation has been fined $410 million by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for allegedly manipulating electricity markets. The firm will pay $285 million in civil penalties and a disgorgement of $125 million in unjust profits. As per the terms of the agreement the division admits to the facts but does not admit or deny the violations. The charges are related to markets in the Midwest and California from September 2010 to November 2012. Investigators alleged that JP Morgan Ventures Energy Corporation was involved in 12 manipulative bidding strategies. Britain´s second largest bank, Barclays PLC is contesting charges from the Financial Conduct Authority. The regulator is investigating fees that the bank paid to Qatar during a $10.7 billion fund raising effort that helped the bank avoids a bailout. The Financial Conduct Authority is investigating if Barclays legally disclosed fees paid to the Qatar Investment Authority. Four current and former employees are being investigated including Finance Director Ch...
  • European Markets Overview – 29th July 2013

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    H Analysts at equity researcher Harver Group report advertising firms were some of the biggest gainers on Monday while Barclays and Ryan air share prices declined significantly. Jul. 30, 2013 - CHUO-KU, Japan-- The Stoxx Europe 600 index climbed half a point to 300.2, after a 0.2% dip on Friday. We expect the markets to remain fairly stagnant until later this week, as investor monitor meetings of The European Central Bank, The Bank of England, and US Federal Open Market Committee for any changes to monetary policy. Irish based biotech firm Elan Corp. gained 11% after an announcement by US based Perrigo Co. stating that they would buy Elan Corp. for $8.6 billion in both cash and shares. Perrigo will buy Elan for $16.50 a share, 10.5% higher than Elan closed on Friday. Dublin-based Ryan air Holdings PLC dropped more than 3% as the low cost airliner reported a 21% decline in fiscal first quarter profits, and issued a cautious outlook for the rest of the year due to high fuel costs, government taxes, and the recession. French yoghurt producer DANONE rose 3.5% after confirming their full year targets and reporting a 6.7% climb in sales last quarter. Advertising firms were some of the day’s biggest gainers. The French advertising firm, Publicist Group SA is up more than 2% after the announcement of a merger with the American firm Omnicom Group Inc. This merger represents the biggest deal in advertising industry history, creating Publicist Omnicom Group. It will have a mark...
  • Harver Group Market Watch: Asia 26-07-13

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    H The Asian markets were largely stagnate Thursday despite stimulus measures being unveiled in Beijing. Mining and Metal stocks were down as were major Japanese camera manufactures. The Chinese railway sector posted small gains. Jul. 26, 2013 - CHUO-KU, Japan --Asian Markets faltered slightly Thursday; South Korea´s Kospi stock average dropped 0.1%, Japan´s Nikkei lost 1.1%, while Australia´s S&P/ASX 200 had a negligible gain. The situation in China and Hong Kong was not much different, with the Shanghai Composite and Hang Seng Index falling 0.6% and 0.3% respectively. Beijing revealed new stimulus measures on Wednesday, which included increased investment in railway infrastructure and tax cuts for small businesses. These new measures will have limited effects in the short term, but will help to boost confidence by showing the market that the current government shows concerns about growth by enacting practical measures. It is our opinion that these measures are not meant to boost growth, but instead to stabilize it in order to meet their 7.5% growth target. Railway Industry related shares were up in both Hong Kong and Shanghai. China Railway Construction Corp. gain 2.5% on both the Shanghai Composite and the Hang Seng. CSR Corp. was also up 2.9% in Hong Kong and 3.1% in Shanghai. Two of Japan´s major camera manufactures Cannon and Nikon suffered substantial loses yesterday, with Cannon sliding 5.4% and Nikon dropping 4.7%. Cannon cut its forecast for the fiscal yea...
  • Harver Group Targets BioTech Bull

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    Synta Pharmaceuticals has a bullish outlook for Q3-Q4; insider buying indicates the company will be releasing positive research results and see a gain in returns. Jul. 24, 2013 - CHUO-KU, Japan -- Due to the huge increase in staff and board members buying stock in Synta Pharmaceuticals, and the successful trials of Synta Pharmaceuticals latest cancer drug Ganetespib, Pharmaceutical Analysts at Harver Group are now strongly recommending the stock as a buy to investors. Stephen James, Director of Private Equity at Harver Group in Tokyo, commented “A huge indicator for me that a stock is about to take off is insider buying. We have seen quite a bit of this over the past few weeks at Synta Pharmaceuticals, Hedge Fund Manager, Bruce Kovner who has also been on the board of directors since 2002, has bought 3 million shares for just over $13 million. President and CEO Safi Bachall also bought 10,000 shares bring his total to almost 2 million.” Synta Pharmaceuticals (SNTA) is a biopharmaceutical corporation which creates, develops, and commercializes drugs that extend and increase the standard of living of patients with cancer and other chronic diseases. The Company has a unique library of propriety chemical compounds acquired over two decades from academic and industrial sources. These compounds are optimized through a variety of techniques to create new drug candidates. Their most exciting new drug candidate is called Ganetespib and is used to treat lung, breast, colorect...
  • H Harvard Bioscience Inc. and its subsidiary Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology have high profit potential, stemming from ground breaking technology and a buy out of the parent company. Jul. 22, 2013 - CHUO-KU, Japan -- Harvard Bioscience Inc. (HBIO) has received little attention for their research from the medical establishment or from educational institutions. While posting consistent growth and a strong customer base, shareholders have not seen much profit to date due to operating losses from the company´s Regenerative Medical Device division also known as Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology. “We believe that Harvard Bioscience Inc. is a solid investment now” said Peter Anderson Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at Harver Group, “before Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology is given an initial public offering”. Head of Investment Analysis, Mr. Nathan Marx said “Removing Harvard Apparatus from their balance sheets should lead to an increase in valuation of at least 50% in the short term and potentially 100% in the long term if shareholder friendly policies are enacted. We expect the IPO to happen within four months”. Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology is pursing ground breaking research; they are preforming clinical trials of their cure for trachea cancer. The trials have produced very exciting results, with a high survival rate for a typically fatal form of cancer. They’ve created scaffolding, which in conjunction with cells...
  • Harver Group Appoints Senior Analyst Steven Vaughan

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    H Experienced Trader to replace Senior Analyst at Harver Group. Jul. 18, 2013 - CHUO-KU, Japan -- Today Director and Co-founder at Harver Group Koji Masuto announced that Steven Vaughan will be taking over as Senior Analyst. Mr. Vaughan will be replacing Michael Jones, who is retiring at the end of the year after 7 years of loyal service to Harver Group. “Michael Jones has performed an indispensable role during what has been an extremely volatile period in our industry. During that period our firm has developed and grown substantially, no doubt assisted by his tireless work ethic and deep commitment to the firm. I will be sad to see him go, but I am confident that his replacement will fully meet our expectations and fill the gap that Mr. Jones will leave,” said Director and Co-founder Mr. Koji Masuto, “His replacement, Mr. Vaughan is an industry veteran with over 15 years’ experience in short and long term trading, commodities trading, and investment banking. This experience will be indispensable in monetizing opportunities in the future.” “Having spent many hours working next to Michael Jones, I know that his contributions have been invaluable to the progress and growth that we have made here over the last 7 years. We all thank him for his enduring dedication and incredible standard of work,” said Peter Anderson, Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions, “I am looking forward to working with our new analyst Mr. Vaughan. I am sure that his varied experience will...
  • H Tokyo based equity researcher Harver Group has released its predictions for the top performing IPOs of July 2013. Jul. 17, 2013 - CHUO-KU, Japan -- Peter Anderson, Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at boutique equity research house Harver Group in Tokyo today approved the release of the company’s IPO forecast, written by the company’s head of investment analysis Mr. Nathan Marx and Director of Private Equity Mr. Stephen James. Below are a few of the picks detailed in the report. NGR Yield is a power generation company, owning assets in conventional, renewable, and thermal power. They are hoping to generate $392 million by selling 19.6 million shares at a price range of $19.00 to $21.00. NRG Yield which was founded in 2012 recorded over $180 million in sales during the last twelve months. The company is based in Princeton, New Jersey and will be on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYLD. Goldman Sachs, Citi, Merrill Lynch, and Bank of America. are the underwriters of the deal. Rexford Industrial Reality is a real estate investment trust which owns and operates industrial properties in Southern California. They have filed a plan with US regulators to raise up to $300 million. They will be offering 16 million shares at a price range from $13 to $15. The company has recorded $35 million in sales during the last twelve months. The company is based in Los Angeles California and will be listed under the symbol REXR. Bank of America, Wells Fargo Secu...
  • Harver Group Releases Precious Metals Forecast

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    H Tokyo based equity research house Harver Group today released its forecast for Gold, Silver, Palladium and Platinum. Jul. 16, 2013 -CHUO-KU, Japan -- Head of Investment Analysis Mr. Nathan Marx, and Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at Tokyo based, boutique equity research house Harver Group today released a positive co-written report on the potential of the precious metals sector, focusing on gold, silver, palladium and platinum. Gold - During the last twelve months gold has not been the safe haven of returns that it once was, but it’s finally making a stand. Last Tuesday it gained 1% of its value closing at $1,246.90 an ounce. The recent jump in the value can be linked to the release of the minutes of the US Federal Reserve. It’s still down more than 33% from its record highs near $1,900 in September of 2011, but potentially undervalued. Silver - Silver is presenting itself as a bullish choice among commodities. It has proven itself to be both a safe haven asset as well as key component in manufacturing from industries ranging from batteries to automobiles. Gold cannot make a similar claim and yet continues to be a favorite among investors. Silver finished at over $20 an ounce last week. Palladium - Palladium has the potential to recover from its current slump. In the short term, demand for palladium is low; China´s imports have fallen to their lowest level since February of 2009. The supply of products produced with palladium has declined, but susta...

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