Have You Read “Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 9-15-18?”

Vista Partners published “Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 9-15-18!” 

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First Majestic Silver Corp. & Evrim Resources Corp. Exercise Project Option Agreements in Mexico

First Majestic Silver Corp.  (NYSE: AG) and Evrim Resources Corp. recently announced that the Ermitaño and Cumobabi project option agreements in Sonora, Mexico have now been exercised and that First Majestic has completed its 100% earn-in for both projects. In connection with the exercise, First Majestic has made a US$1.5 million cash payment to Evrim and has granted to Evrim, per the original 2014 option agreements, a 2% net smelter royalty (“NSR”) in the case of the Ermitaño project and a 1.5% NSR in the case of the Cumobabi project. They also confirmed that arbitration proceedings (previously announced on April 5, 2018) between Evrim and First Majestic have been terminated. The Ermitaño property consists of 16,526 hectares of mining concessions located adjacent to the Santa Elena claims which host the producing Santa Elena Main Vein and First Majestic’s 3,000 tonne per day processing plant. The Cumobabi property consists of 22,258 hectares of mining concessions located southeast of the Ermitaño property.

Evrim’s CEO, Paddy Nicol stated, “First Majestic’s ongoing advancement of the Ermitaño West deposit will continue to create significant value for Evrim shareholders. The inferred 40.8 million silver-equivalent ounce resource is located approximately four kilometres south of First Majestic’s operating mill at the Santa Elena mine. First Majestic is in the midst of a 13,000 metre infill and expansion drilling program at Ermitaño West that is designed to extend the deposit at depth, to the west, and to test the Aitana vein. We also look forward to additional work at the Cumobabi project where drilling was completed over the past year.”

Keith Neumeyer, President and CEO of First Majestic added, “Our exploration results at the Ermitaño West project has been extremely successful over the past 18 months and provides evidence of the regional potential across our vast 101,772 hectares of mining concessions to build additional resources in close proximity to our Santa Elena operation. Ermitaño’s maiden Inferred Resource of 40.8 million silver equivalent ounces is a significant discovery that has the potential to become a new, near-term source of production.”

First Majestic is a mining company focused on silver production in Mexico and is aggressively pursuing the development of its existing mineral property assets. First Majestic presently owns and operates the San Dimas Silver/Gold Mine, the Santa Elena Silver/Gold Mine, the La Encantada Silver Mine, the La Parrilla Silver Mine, the San Martin Silver Mine and the Del Toro Silver Mine. Production from these mines are projected to be between 12.0 to 13.2 million silver ounces or 20.5 to 22.6 million silver equivalent ounces in 2018.

Evrim is a mineral exploration company whose goal is to participate in significant exploration discoveries supported by a sustainable business model. Evrim is well financed, has a diverse range of quality projects and a database covering substantial areas of Mexico and portions of southwestern United States. Evrim’s projects are advanced through option and joint venture agreements with industry partners to create shareholder value. Evrim’s business plan also includes royalty creation utilizing Evrim’s exploration expertise and existing projects.

First Majestic and Evrim Resources Agree to Exercise of Ermitaño and Cumobabi Option Agreements

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 10, 2018– First Majestic Silver Corp. and Evrim Resources Corp. are pleased to announce that the Ermitaño and Cumobabi project option agreements in Sonora, Mexico have …..

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“Predictably South” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 9-8-18

Vista Partners has published “Predictably South” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 9-8-18and is accessible on our Newsletters Page. Each issue is written by the Managing Director, John Heerdink and speaks to the activities of the market, influencers and specific featured stories from Vista’s Coverage Universe that spans the Dow 30, International and Select Emerging Growth Companies & “Investor Picks”, where we have begun to selectively add those companies/ideas that we are receiving from investors around the world.

Newsletter topics include but are not limited to the following: investing, banks, world news, entertainment & movie industry, cryptocurrencies, healthcare, biotech, mining, technology, cybersecurity, & consumer trends.

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Caterpillar To Sell Purpose-Built Forestry Business

Dow 30 Component Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is the world’s chief manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines, construction and mining equipment, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Caterpillar, Inc. also works to make sustainable progress possible and contributes to driving positive change on every continent.

Caterpillar, Inc. recently announced its entrance into a preliminary agreement to sell the Cat® purpose-built forestry business to Weiler, Inc. The agreement, which is expected to close by early 2019, is still open to negotiation of the final agreement.

In the agreement, Caterpillar will still provide forestry excavators and other core Caterpillar equipment to the forestry industry, and Weiler will design and manufacture purpose-built forestry products that will be made available through Cat and Prentice dealer networks.

The projected deal currently includes the line of purpose-built forestry products that consist of track feller bucnhers, wheel skidders, wheel feller bunchers, knuckleboom loaders, and related operations facilities such as the manufacturing plant and warehouse in the town of LaGrange, Georgia, the demonstration and training center in Auburn, Alabama, and the legacy Prentice parts distribution center in Smithfield, North Carolina.

Weiler has an upstanding history of the successful manufacturing of purpose-built equipment distributed through the Cat dealer network that currently includes an expansive portfolio of products.

The nearly 270 employees that are currently a part of the purpose-built forestry business will continue to keep employment with Weiler, and Caterpillar’s small number of employees will continue their roles in supporting forestry excavators and forest products field population.

Tom Pellette, Caterpillar Construction Industries Group President stated, “We remain committed to supporting our forestry customers and the forestry industry. The sale of the purpose-built forestry business enables Caterpillar and Weiler to serve the complete forestry industry while providing customers with the same outstanding sales and service support they’ve come to expect.” 

To learn more about Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Caterpillar, Inc. Coverage Page.

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Dow 30 Component DowDupont Named to FTSE4Good Index Series, A Measure of ESG Practices

The Dow Chemical Company, Dow 30 component, is a part of the DowDupont Holding Company (DWDP), a business that is focused on agriculture, materials science and specialty product sectors that seek to lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges.

DowDupont was recently named as a part of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider, FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good is arranged to measure a companies demonstration in strong environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. The index’s indices are used by a range of market participants in creating and evaluating responsible investment funds and other products.

The FTSE4Good indexes are to be used in four main ways:

  • Financial Products
  • Research
  • Reference
  • Benchmarking

DowDupont was honored with the fourth highest ESG rating in the chemical subsector with a score of 4 out of 5. The company performed especially well in the areas of Environment Supply Chain, Social Supply Chain, and Corporate Governance, with a perfect score of 5.0 in each of the previously mentioned areas. In relativity to the industry average, DowDupont also had notable scores in Biodiversity, Water Use, Climate Change, Human Rights, Health & Safety, Risk Management, and Tax Transparency.

Howard Ungerleider, chief financial officer, stated, DowDuPont“We are honored to be listed to the distinguished FTSE4Good Index for our industry-leading sustainability performance. Sustainability has long been fundamental to the strategies and value propositions of both Dow and DuPont. Going forward, we expect that each of the industry-leading companies we intend to create will continue to help advance the well-being of humanity through science, innovation and collaboration.

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“Fall Has Arrived!…Now What?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 9-1-18

Vista Partners has published “Fall Has Arrived!…Now What?” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update 9-1-18 and is accessible on our Newsletters Page. Each issue is written by the Managing Director, John Heerdink and speaks to the activities of the market, influencers and specific featured stories from Vista’s Coverage Universe that spans the Dow 30, International and Select Emerging Growth Companies & “Investor Picks”, where we have begun to selectively add those companies/ideas that we are receiving from investors around the world.

Newsletter topics include but are not limited to the following: investing, banks, world news, entertainment & movie industry, cryptocurrencies, healthcare, biotech, mining, technology, cybersecurity, & consumer trends.

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Intel Continues Effort to Reduce Environmental Footprint with 3 Million Square Feet of Solar Panels

Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology to provide the most amazing experience possible while designing, manufacturing, and selling integrated digital technology globally.

Intel has released their annual Corporate Responsibility Report, that discusses the company’s ongoing efforts to reduce its global climate and environmental footprint. One of the highlights in the report is the installation of nearly 3MM square feet of solar panels that help heat, cool, and light in nine different nations. That is enough solar panels to cover 52 regulation U.S. football fields.

The solar panels harvest 33MM kilowatt-hours of green power, which is equal to the amount of annual energy used in 3700 U.S. homes. The energy is used to heat and cool Intel’s buildings, as well as provide lighting and electricity for the company’s campuses. 100% of the energy used by the company in its chip manufacturing in Europe and the United States comes from renewable sources. The company has been the No. 1 or No. 2 corporate buyer of green power in the United States for the last 10 years.

To learn more about Intel Corporation (INTC) and to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Intel Corporation Coverage Page.

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DowDuPont Increases Q1 EPS

The Dow Chemical Company is a part of the DowDupont Holding Company (DWDP), a business that is focused on agriculture, materials science and specialty product sectors that seeks to lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges.

DowDuPont reported its first quarter 2018 earning May 3, 2018. The adjusted earnings per share were reported at $1.12 per share, a 7% increase when compared to quarter one 2017.

The company’s net sales Q1 2018 were $21.5B, a 5% increase from the previous year. The Materials Science division saw a 17% increase, Specialty products sales increased 11% , and the Agriculture sales division saw a decrease of 25% due to weather-related delays to the planting season.

$300M of cost synergy savings were achieved in the first quarter by DowDuPont, which is ahead of their run-rate plan.

The company returned almost $2B to its shareholder through $.9B in dividends and $1B in share repurchases.

We delivered solid first-quarter sales and operating earnings gains, while our teams advanced the intended business separations. The Materials Science and Specialty Products divisions delivered better-than-expected top- and bottom-line growth with higher prices and volume gains, including value adding product innovations. Their growth more than offset weather-related delays that are expected to shift a substantial portion of our Agriculture earnings to the second quarter. All three divisions hit their cost synergy targets, producing savings of over $300 million as we build momentum on our $3.3 billion in cost synergies and put more focus on the $1 billion in growth synergies. And we continue to expect Materials Science to spin by the end of the first quarter of 2019, with Agriculture and Specialty Products separating by June 1, 2019. These will be three world-class companies equipped to further their leadership positions in attractive growth markets.” -said Ed Breen, chief executive officer of DowDuPont.

To learn more about Dow and DowDuPont (DWDP) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners DowDuPont Coverage Page.

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Disney’s Conservation Fund Awards Grants to Nonprofits

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) and its subsidiaries is a diverse worldwide entertainment company that operates in four business segments: Studio Entertainment, Media Networks, Parks and Resorts, and Consumer Products & Interactive Media.

The Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) will award over $8 million in grants to 80 nonprofit organizations for the 2018 year. These grants come as a part of The Walt Disney Company’s “Reverse the Decline” inititiative. The initiative partners the company’s philanthropic money with professional expertise from Disney’s Animals, Science, and Environment team with the goal of maximizing the impact of conservation efforts.

DCF supports leading global conservation organizations with funds and resources to inspire action, protect the planet, and save wildlife and habitats. The fund’s grants also go to the support of conservation programs that work to engage communities into overall solutions that serve people, wildlife and habitats. The fund has a comprehensive focus on preserving and increasing populations of 10 at-risk species that include apes, butterflies, coral reefs, cranes, elephants, monkeys, rhinos, sea turtles, sharks and rays, and tigers.

A few of the programs receiving grants from the Disney Conservation Fund this year include:

  • California Condor Nest Guarding Program- Santa Barbara Zoological Foundation
  • Conserving Rhinos through Community Engagement- Save the Rhino International
  • Conserving the Cao Vit Gibbon- Fauna & Flora International
  • Rewilding Australia with Tasmanian Devils- Global Wildlife Conservation
  • Seagrass Surveys for Education and Conservation- Marine Resources Development Foundation

In the last 23 years, the Disney Conservation Fund has helped conserve over 400 species globally, support 2,000 conservation projects, help over 600 nonprofits work hand-in-hand with communities, and recognized 150 Disney Conservation Heroes. The funding for the grants is provided by The Walt Disney Company and supplemented by contributions from guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and other Walt Disney World Resorts.

To learn more about The Walt Disney Company (DIS) and to continue to track its progress please visit the Vista Partners Walt Disney Company Coverage Page.

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Should We Be Investing in Gold or Gold Related Stocks Now?

During the 2016 – 2017 time period, we saw gold trade in the $1200-$1300/ounce range. So far in 2018, gold has proceeded to trade in excess of $1300/ounce. You don’t have to a be a rocket scientist or be working with or investing in gold for years to reasonably conclude that when gold trades higher, the profits typically increase for gold producers that is when assuming that extraction costs or existing reserves are not plagued with further inflationary pressures. If this happens ultimately share prices of these companies increase in value.

With this situation believed to be in full swing,  we are actively on the hunt for investing ideas in publicly traded gold companies that should outpace the etf GLD and/or the average gold producer’s profits and therefore one could expect their associated shares to realize outsized gains.

Please send us your best ideas that you believe will beat the rest to inquiries@vistapglobal.com at your earliest convenience and we will seek to add the best of them to our Coverage List.

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