(Note that the monthly numbers are for July 3rd to August 5th, and the YTD numbers are from December 26th to August 5th. I use numbers as of when I have time to write, rather than strict month-end in order to make these updates as timely as possible.)
Individual Stock Notes
(Current prices as of August 5th, 2014. The "High Target" and "Low Target" represent my December predictions of the ranges within which these stocks would end the year, barring extraordinary events.)
Sustainable Infrastructure REIT Hannon Armstrong has fallen fairly sharply in recent weeks, on minimal news. The company announced a deal to finance home solar projects for Sunpower (NASD:SPWR) which I would expect to have a small positive effect on the stock price. I find the decline puzzling, but consider it a buying opportunity. Although Hannon Armstrong is already my largest holding, I recently sold some $12.50 March 2015 puts.
If there is trouble that the market knows about but I don't, you can find out when HASI reports second quarter earnings on August 11th. I'll find out when I come back from a week long backpacking trip on the 16th, but I'm not worried.
For readers wanting a detailed overview of HASI all in one place, an excellent one just came out on Seeking Alpha.
2. PFB Corporation (TSX:PFB, OTC:PFBOF).
12/26/2013 Price: C$4.85. Low Target: C$4. High Target: C$6.
Annualized Dividend: C$0.24.
Current Price: C$4.36. YTD Total C$ Return: -7.6%. YTD Total US$ Return: -9.7%
3. Capstone Infrastructure Corp (TSX:CSE. OTC:MCQPF).
12/26/2013 Price: C$4.44. Low Target: C$3. High Target: C$5.
Annualized Dividend: C$0.30.
Current Price: C$4.46. YTD Total C$ Return: 33.5% . YTD Total US$ Return: 30.5%
Independent power producer Capstone Infrastructure held steady throughout the month, without significant news. The gain for the month arose from the payment of its regular C$0.075 quarterly dividend.
4. Primary Energy Recycling Corp (TSX:PRI, OTC:PENGF).
12/26/2013 Price: C$4.93. Low Target: C$4. High Target: C$7.
Annualized Dividend: US$0.28.
Current Price: C$6.00. YTD Total C$ Return: 24.4% . YTD Total US$ Return: 22.3%
Waste heat recovery firm Primary Energy announced a regular quarterly dividend of 7¢ US to holders of record on August 15th. but there was no other significant news. The gain shown here was mostly a big jump at the close today (Aug 5th.) It might just be a blip (the stock is thinly traded), or there may be trading based on rumors of some real news about to be announced.