10 Best Industrial Conglomerate Stocks To Buy Right Now

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Once the most valuable company in the world, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) stock dipped below $400 this week to bottom out at its lowest levels since 2011. Yet as shares of Apple continue to free-fall, the stock’s valuation becomes increasingly more attractive. The stock is currently trading at just nine times earnings, well below the market average of 15 times earnings.

From a valuation standpoint, this means Apple stock is trading at its cheapest level in at least 10 years, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Why you want to own it
The stock looks even better when you consider Apple’s balance sheet, which boasts zero debt and more than $137 billion in cash and investments. And we can’t forget the stock’s 2.6% dividend yield. Better still, the company’s massive cash reserves mean there’s plenty of room for dividend increases or stock buybacks in Apple’s future.

10 Best Industrial Conglomerate Stocks To Buy Right Now: Mencast Holdings Ltd. (5NF.SI)

Mencast Holdings Ltd, an investment holding company, engages in the manufacture, supply, refurbishment, and reconditioning of sterngear equipment. The company’s product portfolio comprises propellers, propeller shafts, stern rollers, rudders and rudder stocks, kort nozzles, and marine bearings and bronze sleeves. It also provides various services that include grinding, pitch checking, polishing, static and dynamic balancing, and final inspection; re-pitching of propellers; blue-fitting of keyless propellers, rudder pintle, and rudder stock; casting of replacement tips for damaged propellers; inspection of propellers and analysis of performance; shaft measurement for concentricity, bending, and re sleeving of tail shafts; welding services comprising dredging bucket repair, rudder stock repair, stainless cladding, and roller sheave; general machining services consisting of turning, milling, boring and shaping; and machining of marine bearings. In addition, Mencast Holdings e ngages in the manufacture of marine parts and equipment; and construction and repair of engines, boilers, and machinery. It offers its products and services to the marine and offshore oil and gas industries in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The company was founded in 1981 and is based in Singapore.

10 Best Industrial Conglomerate Stocks To Buy Right Now: China HGS Real Estate Inc.(HGSH)

China HGS Real Estate Inc., through its subsidiary, Shaanxi Guangsha Investment and Development Group Co., Ltd., engages in the real estate development in the People?s Republic of China. It is involved in the construction and sale of residential apartments, parking lots, and commercial properties. The company develops multi-layer, sub-high-rise, and high-rise apartment buildings, as well as office buildings. China HGS Real Estate Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Hanzhong City, the People?s Republic of China.

Top 5 Small Cap Companies To Invest In 2014: Pacific Rodera Energy Inc. (PRD.V)

PRD Energy Inc., a development stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas and crude oil principally in Europe. The company was formerly known as Pacific Rodera Energy Inc. and changed its name to PRD Energy Inc. in August 2010. PRD Energy Inc. was founded in 1983 and is based in Calgary, Canada.

10 Best Industrial Conglomerate Stocks To Buy Right Now: Imris Inc(IMRS)

IMRIS Inc. provides integrated image guided therapy solutions that deliver information to clinicians during surgical or interventional procedures in Canada, the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. The company designs, manufactures, and markets VISIUS Surgical Theatre, a multifunctional surgical environment that incorporates magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, CT imaging, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, and x-ray angiography into multi-purpose surgical suites to provide intra-operative imaging for medical applications. It also provides ancillary products and services. The company?s solutions serve the neurosurgical, cerebrovascular, and cardiovascular markets worldwide. IMRIS Inc. is based in Winnipeg, Canada.

10 Best Industrial Conglomerate Stocks To Buy Right Now: Acacia Research Corporation(ACTG)

Acacia Research Corporation, through its subsidiaries, acquires, develops, licenses, and enforces patented technologies in the United States. It assists patent owners with the prosecution and development of their patent portfolios; protection of their patented inventions from unauthorized use; generation of licensing revenue from users of their patented technologies; and enforcement against unauthorized users of their patented technologies. The company owns or controls the rights to approximately 200 patent portfolios, which include the United State?s patents and foreign counterparts covering technologies used in various industries. Acacia Research Corporation was founded in 1992 and is based in Newport Beach, California.

10 Best Industrial Conglomerate Stocks To Buy Right Now: RECORD PLC ORD GBP0.00025 WHEN ISSUED(REC.L)

Record plc engages in the provision of currency management services for the institutional clients primarily in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Switzerland. It offers various services comprising currency for return and currency hedging services, as well as provides currency transaction analysis or currency audit services. The company also offers management services to other Group undertakings, as well as operates as a trust company. Record plc was founded in 1983 and is based in Windsor, the United Kingdom.

10 Best Industrial Conglomerate Stocks To Buy Right Now: Group 1 Automotive Inc. (GPI)

Group 1 Automotive, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the marketing and sale of automotive products and services. It sells new and used cars, light trucks, and vehicle parts. The company also provides vehicle financing services; service and insurance contract services; and automotive maintenance and repair services. The company has operations located in metropolitan areas in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas in the United States; and in the towns of Brighton, Hailsham, and Worthing in the United Kingdom. As of October 25, 2012, it owned and operated 121 automotive dealerships, 158 franchises, and 30 collision centers in the United States and the United Kingdom that offer 32 brands of automobiles. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

10 Best Industrial Conglomerate Stocks To Buy Right Now: Warren Resources Inc.(WRES)

Warren Resources, Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of onshore crude oil and gas reserves in the United States. It primarily explores for oil reserves in the Wilmington field in California; and natural gas in the Washakie Basin in Wyoming. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

10 Best Industrial Conglomerate Stocks To Buy Right Now: Total System Services Inc.(TSS)

Total System Services, Inc. provides electronic payment processing and other services to card-issuing and merchant acquiring institutions. The company offers issuer account solutions, including processing the card application, initiating service for the cardholder, processing each card transaction for the issuing retailer or financial institution, and accumulating the account’s transactions; fraud management services; and other services, such as customized communications to cardholders, and information verification associated with granting credit, debt collection, and customer service. It also provides merchant processing and related services that comprise processing various payment forms, such as credit, debit, prepaid, electronic benefit transfer, and electronic check; authorization and capture of transactions; clearing and settlement of transactions; information reporting services related to transactions; merchant billing services; and point-of-sale equipment sales and service. In addition, the company offers issuer and merchant card solutions. Total System Services, Inc. provides its services through online accounting and electronic payment processing systems. It operates primarily in the United States, Europe, Canada, Japan, Mexico, the Caribbean, the Asia Pacific, and Brazil. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Columbus, Georgia.

10 Best Industrial Conglomerate Stocks To Buy Right Now: Italcementi(ITAI.MI)

Italcementi S.p.A. engages in the production, marketing, and sale of cement, clinker, ready mixed concrete, and aggregates. It also offers hydraulic binders and other construction materials; customized software platforms and professional value-added services in the e-business sector; and engineering services. In addition, the company engages in the trade of CO2 emission rights, hydraulic binders, and solid fuels; and shipping and maritime logistics activities. It primarily operates in Europe, Asia, North America, north Africa, and the Middle East. The company was founded in 1864 and is based in Bergamo, Italy. Italcementi S.p.A. is a subsidiary of Italmobiliare S.p.A.

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