5 Best Income Stocks To Own For 2014
Although business headlines still tout earnings numbers, many investors have moved past net earnings as a measure of a company’s economic output. That’s because earnings are very often less trustworthy than cash flow, since earnings are more open to manipulation based on dubious judgment calls.
Earnings’ unreliability is one of the reasons Foolish investors often flip straight past the income statement to check the cash flow statement. In general, by taking a close look at the cash moving in and out of the business, you can better understand whether the last batch of earnings brought money into the company, or merely disguised a cash gusher with a pretty headline.
Calling all cash flows
When you are trying to buy the market’s best stocks, it’s worth checking up on your companies’ free cash flow once a quarter or so, to see whether it bears any relationship to the net income in the headlines. That’s what we do with this series. Today, we’re checking in on Millicom International Cellular (OTCPK: MIIC.F), whose recent revenue and earnings are plotted below.
5 Best Income Stocks To Own For 2014: Aurion Resources Ltd (AU.V)
Aurion Resources Ltd. engages in the evaluation, acquisition, and exploration of mineral properties in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. It holds interests in the Lavington gold and silver project located in British Columbia; Logan Pass and Bull projects located in Nevada; and La Bandera project located in Mexico. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is based in St. John’s, Canada.
5 Best Income Stocks To Own For 2014: Onvia Inc.(ONVI)
Onvia, Inc. provides business information and research solutions in the United States and Canada. It offers Onvia Online Database, which provides search functionality on the company?s database of local, state, and federal government agency purchasing information; project information center that offers individual public sector procurement projects information at various stages of the purchasing cycle; and agency information center, which provides users with agencies? procurement histories, current projects, and spending forecasts in an application. The company provides Spending Forecast Center that offers an insight into budgets and capital improvement plans of agencies; and The Onvia Guide, which tracks the procurement activity of the agencies, industries, and markets for customers. In addition, the company offers management information reports, including Term Contracts report that provides sales information on term or continuing service contracts, which are pending for re newal at public agencies; Contact Lists that offers a list of decision makers, agency procurement officers, and zoning officials for customers to develop relationships and identify business partners; and Winning Proposals Library, which compares and contrasts winning proposals. It serves various businesses through small/medium business, enterprise, and content licenses. Onvia, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
Hot Biotech Stocks For 2014: A-sonic Aerospace Limited (A53.SI)
A-Sonic Aerospace Limited, an investment holding company, engages in aerospace engineering and logistics businesses. It supplies aircraft systems and components to airlines and aviation maintenance repair organizations, as well as offers retrofit solutions and aircraft maintenance management services; and provides academic and technical education relating to logistics, transportation, and commerce to industrial and commercial enterprises. The company also engages in the purchase, sale, and lease of aircraft. In addition, it provides supply chain management services; logistic solutions, including international and domestic multi-modal transportation, freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and customs clearance; airport ground services for cargo, as well as specialized active and passive packaging solutions; and air cargo management services. Further, the company acts as an air cargo general sales agent for various international airlines. It operates in Asia, sub-con tinent India, the Americas, and Europe. The company is based in Singapore.
5 Best Income Stocks To Own For 2014: Canaccord Finl Inc (CF.TO)
Canaccord Financial Inc., an independent and full-service investment dealer, provides various investment products, brokerage services, and investment banking services to private, institutional, and corporate clients. The company operates in two segments, Canaccord Genuity and Canaccord Wealth Management. The Canaccord Genuity segment engages in the investment banking, research, and trading activities on behalf of corporate, institutional, and government clients, as well as in principal trading activities. It offers an integrated platform for equity research, sales and trading, and investment banking services. This segment focuses its service offerings in the areas of mining and metals, energy, technology, life sciences, consumer products, real estate, infrastructure, sustainability and cleantech, financials, agriculture and fertilizers, media and telecommunications, transportation and industrial products, paper and forestry products, investment trusts, support services, an d structured products. The Canaccord Wealth Management segment provides wealth management solutions and brokerage services to individual investors, private clients, charities, and intermediaries. Its services include wealth management strategies, investment opportunities, and financial planning solutions. The company also offers insurance and estate planning services to its Canadian private clients, which comprise retirement protection programs, capital preservation plans, and insurance strategies for handling capital gains. The capital markets division of the company, Canaccord Genuity, has operations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, Australia, China, Singapore, and Barbados. The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
5 Best Income Stocks To Own For 2014: Luminex Corporation(LMNX)
Luminex Corporation engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of proprietary biological testing technologies and products for the life sciences and diagnostic industries. It offers xMAP technology, an open architecture and multiplexing technology that allows simultaneous analysis of approximately 500 bioassays from a drop of fluid by reading biological tests on the surface of microscopic polystyrene beads called microspheres. The company?s xMAP technology is used in various segments of the life sciences industry, such as the fields of drug discovery and development, clinical diagnostics, genetic analysis, bio-defense, food safety, and biomedical research. It operates in two segments, Technology and Strategic Partnerships; and Assays and Related Products. The Technology and Strategic Partnerships segment provides Luminex LX 100/200 that integrates fluidics, optics, and digital signal processing; FLEXMAP 3D system for use as a general laboratory instrument; and MAGP IX system, a multiplexing analyzer for qualitative and quantitative analysis of proteins and nucleic acids. This segment also offers consumables comprising dyed polystyrene microspheres and sheath fluids. The Assays and Related Products segment develops and sells assays on xMAP technology for use on its installed base of systems. This segment?s products are focused on the human genetics, personalized medicine, and infectious disease segments of the genetic testing market. This segment provides various assay products, which consist of a combination of chemical and biological reagents, and company?s proprietary bead technology used to perform diagnostic and research assays on samples. It serves pharmaceutical companies, clinical laboratories, research institutions, and medical institutions in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and Australia. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.
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