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Friday, September 28, 2012

Neil Berlant Gives his List of Water Stocks to Watch as Drought Continues

New York NY - September 28, 2012 ( water newswire, staff:, a leader in sector research including water stocks issues a sector snapshot of water stocks to follow as the drought conditions continue to worsen. Reuters, quoting data from the US Drought Monitor noted, " The total extent of drought across the region is more than double > what it was last year, when it reached 29.1% September 27, 2011."

Global drought conditions have affected the price of corn, soybean and wheat and now as a result causing concerns over the price of bacon .
Looking at the water sector, just like every major problem that occurs, there is a group of companies that can and will benefit .
Neil D Berlant of "Profiting From Water, Business and Investment Opportunities in Water ", a well- known and quoted expert in the sector says the following stocks are among the likely long-term beneficiaries :
Trading as of the close September 27 th - note all stocks closed to the upside
Badger Meter Inc. (NYSE BMI) closed at $36.95, up 0.06 or 0.16%
Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE :CCC) ended the day at $14.28 up 0.07 or 0.49%
Energy Recovery, Inc. (NasdaqGS :ERII) finished at $2.98, up 0.11 or 3.83%
Heckmann (NYSE :HEK) closed up at $4.36, up 0.26 or 6.34% and continued its gains in after hours trading
Itron (NasdaqGS :ITRI) ended trading at $43.02, up 0.56 or 1.32%
Layne Christensen Co. (NasdaqGS :LAYN) finished at $20.17, up 0.15 or 0.75%
Lindsay Corporation (NYSE :LNN) ended at $71.00 , up 1.77 or 2.56%
Mueller Water Products (NYSE :MWA) ended at $4.85, up 0.10 or 2.11%
Northwest Pipe Co. (NasdaqGS :NWPX) closed at $25.18, up 0.17 or 0.68%
Toro Co. (NYSE :TTC) ended at $39.23, up 1.65 or 4.39%
Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VMI)closed at $129.60 , up 0.36 or 0.28%
About Neil Berlant
Since 1968, Neil has been continuously involved in the investment banking industry, either as a principal, officer, or founder of several firms. He has supervised and initiated the publication of numerous investment research reports on the water industry and conducted conferences directed towards top corporate management, the investment community, and venture capitalists. He has been a speaker at conferences on topics ranging from financing, to business and investment opportunities in the water industry. In addition, he has consulted to Fortune 500 companies and participated in negotiations concerning mergers, acquisitions, and venture capital investments. He is quoted frequently in newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Investor's Business Daily, and frequently appears on CNBC and other stations. Newswire Research water stocks with the water stocks directory - one of the most comprehensive water stocks directories online for investors
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