The better Kramer likes CMGI. She mentioned it beibg a nice stock on her show.
Hilary's wabe page says this about CMGI: "Don't be surprised if this stock more than doubles and hits $4 in the very near future. I have seen many companies enjoy a second life and this management team is smart and committed. The former CEO, David S.Wetherell, brought in a top notch team to rebuild the business and hit profitability and receive shareholder return by making the right investments at the right time."
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CMGI Inc.: A Blast From the Past
It seems like yesterday that CMGI Inc. (NASDAQ:CMGI) was one of the hottest stocks to own. These were the Internet days -- now seven years ago. The stock prices of companies that were internet-based went to the moon and "incubator" companies that invested in internet companies went even farther into the galaxy. CMGI was one of those stocks. The good news is that CMGI stayed alive and looks like it may finally be ready for a comeback.
CMGI consists of two divisions. One is ModusLink which, according to the company's website, "provides industry-leading global supply chain management services and solutions that help businesses market, sell and distribute their products around the world." CMGI's other business, @Ventures, founded in 1995, focuses on identifying, financing and fostering new companies -- especially those engaged in developing cutting-edge technologies.
CMGI announced this week that it invested in an alternative energy company, Earthanol, Inc., which builds and operates waste-to-ethanol production plants. Earthanol's website explains that the "most logical feedstocks to turn to (to produce ethanol) are the millions of tons per year of waste residuals from agricultural, industrial, and urban activities. Earthanol believes that the conversion of these feedstocks through acid or enzymatic hydrolysis and thermal conversion/syngas catalysis is the next big wave in renewable fuels development."
Although @Ventures' total investment is only $2 million, the investment did catch the eye of Wall Street last Friday. The investment consortium was one area of interest to all who saw this press release. The team of investors also includes Nth Power, Sail Venture Partners, and Calvert Funds. The total investment is approximately $7 million.
More importantly, this is not the first investment in clean energies. In February, CMGI invested in "H2Oil," a Utah-based cleantech company that specializes in the "reclamation of valuable hydrocarbons and fresh water from oil and gas exploration and production processes." To me, this is an even more significant venture. I believe that the future, in the near term, for clean technologies and alternative energy will be finding ways to assist traditional fossil fuel production in a way that is cleaner and safer for the environment -- until the day comes when we rely only on renewable fuels from the sun and wind and our agricultural production. CMGI has also invested in solar. Last year, the company invested in Advent Solar, a solar operation that develops photovoltaic technology to convert sunlight into electricity. The company's solar cells are focused on cheaper technology to achieve the same effective result as the more expensive competitors.
Type of Company: A well-managed and tenacious publicly-traded company that has a portfolio of investments in start-up technologies (originally internet-focused, and now cleantech, alternative energy and diversified technologies) and another division which works to help businesses sell, market and deliver their products and services throughout the entire order-to-supply-to-delivery process.
Stock Price Target: Don't be surprised if this $1.70 stock more than doubles and hits $4 in the very near future. I have seen many companies enjoy a second life and this management team is smart and committed. The former CEO, David S.Wetherell, brought in a top notch team to rebuild the business and hit profitability and receive shareholder return by making the right investments at the right time.