John Ransom

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Stock number one: Yandex N.V.

Russian companies sink in wake of Ukraine invasion—Fly on the Wall

Shares of a number of Russian companies are falling after Russia invaded Ukraine. WHAT'S NEW: Russian soldiers invaded the Ukrainian region of Crimea over the last few days, occupying key strategic locations in the area. The U.S. and other Western countries strongly condemned the move, and warned that Moscow would face consequences if it doesn't back down. Among the companies falling sharply in response to the situation are QIWI (QIWI), which provides payment services in Russia; Yandex (YNDX), a Russian Internet search engine.

Symbol: YNDX

Trailing PE: 25; Forward PE: 0.55

PEG: 0.98

Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Up

Ransom Note Trendline: Sell Yandex

YNDX Chart

YNDX data by YCharts

Stock number two: General Electric Company (GE

There is no headline-- Me

Symbol: GE

Trailing PE: 19.87 Forward PE: 14

PEG: 1.77

Dividend: 3.50%

Estimate Trend: Flat

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid GE.

GE Chart

GE data by YCharts

Stock number three: Plug Power Inc.

Plug Power up 18%; Analysts raise price target - MarketWatch

Analysts at Cowen and Co. upped their price target on fuel-cell maker Plug Power Inc. PLUG +17.99% to $5.50 a share, from $5 a share, they said in a note to clients Monday. Plug shares added 18% Monday. The company last week announced it had won a contract with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT -0.94% distribuition centers

Symbol: PLUG

Trailing PE: NA; Forward PE: NA


Dividend: NA

Estimate Trend: Flat

Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Plug Power PLUG Chart

PLUG data by YCharts

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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