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Natural Health Trends Posts Impressive First-Quarter Profit Of $11.3 Million

Natural Health Trends Posts Impressive First-Quarter Profit Of $11.3 MillionRevenue increased 83% year-over-year to $74.3 million Net income of $11.3 million or $0.95 per diluted shareIncreased quarterly dividend by 20% to $0.06 per shareRepurchased $18.3 million of common stock during the quarter Los Angeles, April 27, 2016 (Globe Newswire)

Natural Health Trends Corp. (NHTC), a leading direct-selling and e-commerce company that markets premium quality personal care, wellness and "quality of life" products under the NHT Global brand, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.
First Quarter2016 Financial Highlights Total revenue increased 83% to $74.3 million, compared to $40.7 million in the first quarter of 2015.
Revenue from the Company’s Hong Kong operations, which represented 92% of total revenue, increased 83% to $68.2 million, compared to $37.3 million in the first quarter of 2015.Revenue outside of Hong Kong increased 84% to $6.1 …

Hit TV Series, EMPIRE Signs Licensing Deal With Tonner-One World

Fox TV Series, Empire Signs Licensing Deal With Tonner-One World Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Grants Toy Company Rights to Design Collector Dolls of Cookie Lyon, Lucious Lyon and other EMPIRE Characters Houston (Business Wire)
Tonner-One World Holdings (f/k/a One World Holdings, Inc.) (OTCQB: OWOO), a collector and fashion-play doll design company, announced today that the Company’s subsidiary, Tonner-One World, entered into a two year licensing agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, to create a special line of collector dolls based on the critically-acclaimed, hit television series, Empire.
The story was widely covered by USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, VH1, ESSENCE and an array of other publications, furthering the excitement around Empire’s characters being immortalized by collector edition dolls – designed by Tonner-One World (a collaboration between the Tonner Doll Company and …

Oil Prices See 2016 High After U.S. Crude Draw Report

Oil Prices See 2016 High After U.S. Crude Draw Report By Barani Krishnan/Reuters

Crude oil prices hit 2016 highs on Tuesday on the back of a rally in the gasoline market and after an industry group reported a surprise draw in U.S. crude stockpiles.
Brent and U.S. crude's West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures finished regular trading about 3 percent higher, riding on the coattails of a gasoline rally that hit August highs after a series of refinery hikes.
In post-settlement trade, both benchmarks rose more than 4 percent after the American Petroleum Institute reported a draw down of nearly 1.1 million barrels in U.S. crude inventories last week versus a 2.4 million-barrel build expected by analysts in a Reuters poll. [API/S] [EIA/S]

The API report is a precursor to official inventory data due on Wednesday from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

"There's a possibility we could see newer highs from here, notwithstanding the EIA data, as the market is rea…

Long Term Bullish Signals Make These 5 Stocks Worth A Close Look

Long Term Bullish Signals Make These Worth A Close Look By

Five popular stocks have recently seen golden crosses. The stocks represent a diverse set of sectors, which adds significance to the individual signals and may be a bullish indication for the broader market.

A "golden cross" occurs when the 50-day moving average moves above the 200-day moving average, and it suggests that a long-term bullish trend is underway. Moving averages are by definition lagging indicators, and the golden crossover reflects an upswing that is already in progress, so the signal needs to be validated by other technical indications before you make a trading decision.

Here's a closer technical look at the five stocks.

1. BlackBerry:

The previous stocks are all trading above the intersections of their moving average crossovers, but BlackBerry($BBRY) shares are trading below the averages. There has been an unusual amount of volatility this year, even for this …

Skechers (SKX) Stock Surges On News Of Good Q1 Earnings

Skechers Stock Surges On News Of Good Q1 Earnings By Zacks Equity Research

After reporting in-line earnings in the final quarter of 2015, Skechers USA Inc. $SKX commenced 2016 on a high note on the back of a sturdy performance at its international wholesale business. The company delivered first-quarter earnings of 63 cents a share that comfortably beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 53 cents. Quarterly earnings of this Manhattan Beach, CA-based footwear retailer also increased from 37 cents earned in the year-ago quarter. Skechers U.S.A. Inc. (SKX) Street EPS & Surprise Percent - Last 5 Quarters Despite a soft domestic retail environment and foreign currency headwinds, the top line witnessed solid growth in the reported quarter. Moreover, management hinted that sales would remain strong, going forward. The upbeat performance and positive commentary were enough to provide impetus to the stock that gained roughly 7.5% in the after-market trading hours yesterday.
Net sales…

In a New Audio Interview at, Phil Uhrik, an Exclusive Distributor for Rocky Mountain High Brands, Provides Updates on Sales and Distribution Efforts in the Northeast

Image Interview With Phil Uhrik A Rocky Mountain High Brand Distributor Austin, Texas, April 22, 2016 (Globe Newswire), Inc. (SCV) and Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. (OTC PINK:RMHB) (the Company), announced today that a new audio interview with the Company is now available. The interview can be heard at
Phil Uhrik, an exclusive distributor of the Rocky Mountain High Brand's hemp infused beverages for the Northeast, called in to, Inc. to provide his insights, from a sales perspective, on the performance of the RMHB beverages in stores to date.
In the interview Uhrik stated, "There is a lot of action going on here in New York alone. We’ve shipped truckloads down to the five boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, The Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island). It (the product) has caught fire and it is amazing what has happened so far…

Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. (RMHB) Announces One Million Plus Can Production Run

Rocky Mountain High Brands To Produce One Million Cans On Production RunNew Larger 16 Ounce Cans to be Introduced to Consumers Dallas, April 18, 2016 (Globe Newswire)Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. (OTC PINK:RMHB) announced today that the Company has ordered two production runs in the month of May totaling over a million cans.

Jerry Grisaffi, Founder of RMHB, commented, “In May, we will introduce new 16-ounce cans with bold new designs creating a broader appeal on store shelves. Coconut Lime will now be offered as an energy drink and Mango energy has been reformulated with beet sugar, making its new taste sensational.”
Due to high consumer demand, the first production run of 660,000 cans will be the original 12-ounce leaf design. The majority of this order has already been pre-sold and the Company expects to sell out this inventory quickly.
The new 16-ounce can run of 900,000 will be produced later in the month.  The new cans have been specifically designed for acceptance…

PepsiCo And Coca-Cola Have a Big Problem. So Did the Best Investment in the Past Half-Century.

PepsiCo And Coca-Cola Have a Big Problem. So Did the Best Investment in the Past Half-Century.Coca-Cola and PepsiCo should hope the "War on Soda" will be as successful as the "War on Smoking."Jamal Carnette/TMF
Coca-Cola has introduced its low-cal, cane-sugar and stevia sweetened Coca-Cola Life soda to win back consumers worried about artificial sweeteners and/or excessive sugar consumption. Source: Coca-Cola. 

Soda consumption is cratering. According to data from Beverage-Digest (via Vox), annual per capita consumption of soft-drinks dropped to 650 8-ounce cans last year, down 11% in the last five years. In fact, the last time soda consumption was this low was 1985. The "War on Soda" spearheaded by government, the medical community, and other health advocates appears to be succeeding, and that's a direct risk to soda companies such as Coca-Cola(NYSE:KO) and PepsiCo(NYSE:PEP), right?

If the concerted campaign to reduce soda consumption seems fami…