CVD Equipment: Grade = D
Finally, we have CVD Equipment (NYSE:CVV). This was the most exciting recommendation out of the bunch because of its involvement with graphene, the thinnest and toughest material ever produced. Graphene is a one-atom-thick layer of carbon, and recently academics have discovered how to manipulate how the material conducts electricity, a breakthrough that opens the door to its use in computers since graphene conducts electricity 30 times faster than silicon—approaching the speed of light!
Graphene is an extraordinary material — in 2010 Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their groundbreaking experiments with graphene — and there are a whole lot of companies, universities and industries researching it. It’s too soon to see which of these players will be the big winner, so I wanted to go straight to the source and invest in the equipment that all these players need for their research.
However, although we got off to a great start with CVV shares rocketing 30% higher in the first month of the year, it’s been mostly a bumpy ride downhill since. The stock has bounced around with regard to its fundamentals, and the bottom has dropped out of its buying pressure.
My Emerging Growth subscribers got out of this stock with modest gains of about 5% as momentum declined earlier this year, and if you hold shares of CVV, I recommend that you sell the company despite its exciting possibilities. This stock is down about 18% year-to-date, and I’ll rank this pick as a D.
My Final Grade
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