Best Stocks To Buy For 2014
In 2013, the stock markets had another wild ride. This seems to be the case every year since 2008. Between the eurozone crisis on a daily basis, politicians caring more about their own agendas than the public’s, and also then Steve Jobs passing away; there were plenty of stories in 2013.
For this article, I would like to get into how I think some stocks will perform and the markets as a whole will perform, both positive and negative.
Here is what to look for in 2014:
Best Stocks To Buy For 2014: Hansen Natural Corporation(HANS)
Hansen Natural Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of beverages in the United States and internationally. The company principally offers natural sodas, fruit juices and juice drinks, energy drinks and energy sports drinks, fruit juice smoothies and functional drinks, non-carbonated ready-to-drink iced teas, children?s multi-vitamin juice drinks, and flavored sparkling beverages under the Hansen?s brand name. It also involves in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of energy drinks under the Monster Energy, Monster Hitman Energy Shooter, Nitrous Monster Energy, and Lost Energy brand names; and Rumba, Samba, and Tango brand energy juices. In addition, the company markets, sells, and distributes ready-to-drink iced teas under the Peace Tea brand name; natural sodas, premium natural sodas with supplements, organic natural sodas, seltzer waters, and energy drinks under the Blue Sky brand name; and en hanced water beverages under the Vidration brand name, as well as Java Monster line of non-carbonated dairy based coffee and energy drinks, and X-Presso Monster Hammer energy drinks. Further, it offers Monster Energy brand energy drinks, including Monster Energy drinks, lo-carb Monster Energy drinks, Monster Energy Assault energy drinks, Monster Energy Khaos energy drinks, Monster Energy M-80 energy drinks, Monster Energy Heavy Metal energy drinks, Monster Energy MIXXD, Monster Energy Import energy drinks, and Monster Energy Dub Edition energy drinks. The company also provides Hansen?s Natural Lo-Cal juice cocktails; and Hansen?s SELF Beauty Elixir ready-to-drink beauty beverages. Its customers include full service beverage distributors, retail grocery and specialty chains, wholesalers, club stores, drug chains, mass merchandisers, convenience chains, health food distributors, and food service customers. Hansen Natural Corporation was founded in 1985 and is based in Corona, California.
- [By Matthews]Hansen’s. What we like about Hansen’s is that this is the true expression of growth. HANS is slated to hit another 15% growth rate this year. The company has its issues, such as an undiversified lineup of growth engines, stiff competition and heavy valuations. Yet, we believe that the company is still just scratching the surface of international expansion that can be a huge growth engine as it continues to develop its Monster brand name as well as other beverage items. Look for HANS to continue to attract money flow as investors continue to seek growth. We have a $120 PT.
Target: $102.50, $112.50, and $120
- [By Louis Navellier]Hansen Natural Corporation (NASDAQ:HANS) is an 80-year-old beverage producer with great 21st century appeal. Hansen boasts 30 fruit and spice soda flavors, vitamin waters, teas, lemonades and — of course — the wildly successful Monster Energy drink line. As Hansen keeps its customers hydrated, HANS keeps its investors happy. What’s really exciting about this stock is that even though energy drinks are well established in the U.S., many emerging markets remain untapped. As a result, Hansen has been going full tilt with its Monster Energy drink, launching the popular beverage in Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Portugal and Colombia in just the past eight months! The company also has plans to continue its conquest of Central and Eastern Europe, South America and Asia.
Best Stocks To Buy For 2014: FSI International Inc.(FSII)
FSI International, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets, and supports equipment used in the fabrication of microelectronics. The company primarily offers surface conditioning equipment that uses wet, cryogenic, and other chemistry techniques to clean, strip, or etch the surfaces of silicon wafers; and refurbished microlithography products to deposit and develop light sensitive films. Its products include spray cleaning systems, which remove unwanted films and contaminants from the surface of semiconductor wafers at various stages in the microelectronic device fabrication process; single wafer cleaning systems that clean semiconductor wafers in a closed chamber and single wafer environment; cryokinetic processing systems, which remove non-chemically bonded particles from the surface of a microelectronic device; immersion cleaning systems that clean silicon wafers by immersing wafers in multiple tanks filled with process chemicals; and microlithography systems, which deposit polyimide resist and photoresist, light-sensitive, and etch-resistant materials, as well as develop the deposited material after exposure. The company also provides system and subsystem upgrade packages, spare part kits, individual spare part components, robot refurbishment and replacement, and support services to extend the life of previously purchased and installed systems. FSI International, Inc. offers its products under the ZETA, MERCURY, ORION, ANTARES, and POLARIS names. The company sells its products directly to the microelectronics manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, and the Asia Pacific region. FSI International, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Chaska, Minnesota.
Best Stocks To Buy For 2014: CFS Bancorp Inc.(CITZ)
CFS Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Citizens Financial Bank that provides various banking products and services to individuals and businesses in the United States. The company offers various deposit products, including checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. Its commercial loan portfolio comprises commercial real estate loans, construction and land development loans, and commercial and industrial loans; and retail loan portfolio includes one-to-four family residential mortgage loans, lot loans, and consumer loans comprising home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, and auto loans. The company also offers investment services and securities brokerage for individuals, families, and small- to medium-sized businesses; and public fund deposits, repurchase sweep accounts, zero balance accounts, remote merchant capture, business overdraft privilege, business on-line banking, and other cash management related services. The company offers its services through its executive offices in Munster; and 23 banking centers located in Lake and Porter counties of northwest Indiana, as well as Cook, DuPage, and Will counties of Illinois. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Munster, Indiana.
Best Stocks To Buy For 2014: Carillion(CLLN.L)
Carillion plc operates as an integrated support services company with a portfolio of public private partnership projects (PPP) and construction capabilities. The company provides services needed to manage, maintain, and operate buildings and infrastructure. Its services include facilities management, facilities services, road maintenance, rail services, and utility services, as well as consulting. Carillion has operations in the United Kingdom, the Middle East and North Africa, and Canada and the Caribbean. The company delivers PPP projects for defense, health, education, transport, secure, and other government accommodation sectors in the United Kingdom and in Canada. These projects use private sector finance to deliver a range of asset-based services ranging from project finance through design and construction, to life-time asset management for central and local government. The company is based in Wolverhampton, the United Kingdom.
Best Stocks To Buy For 2014: Protective Life Corporation(PL)
Protective Life Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in the production, distribution, and administration of insurance and investment products in the United States. Its Life Marketing segment markets universal life, variable universal life, level premium term insurance, and bank-owned life insurance products primarily through a network of independent insurance agents and brokers, stockbrokers, and independent marketing organizations. The company?s Acquisitions segment focuses on acquiring, converting, and servicing life insurance policies and annuity products sold to individuals, which are acquired from other companies. Its Annuities segment markets variable annuity products that offer the policyholder the opportunity to invest in various investment accounts; and fixed annuity products, such as modified guaranteed annuities, single premium deferred annuities, single premium immediate annuities, and equity indexed annuities primarily through broker-dealers, financial ins titutions, and independent agents and brokers. The company?s Stable Value Products segment offers guaranteed funding agreements to special purpose entities; fixed and floating rate funding agreements directly to the trustees of municipal bond proceeds, institutional investors, bank trust departments, and money market funds; and guaranteed investment contracts to qualified retirement savings plans. Its Asset Protection segment primarily markets extended service contracts, and credit life and disability insurance to protect consumers? investments in automobiles, watercraft, and recreational vehicles; and markets a guaranteed asset protection product primarily through a national network of approximately 3,750 automobile, marine, and recreational vehicle dealers. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
Best Stocks To Buy For 2014: Kimber Resources Inc(KBX)
Kimber Resources Inc., a junior mineral resource company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral resource properties in Mexico. The company primarily explores for gold and silver deposits. Its principal property includes the Monterde Property, which consists of 35 mineral concessions totaling approximately 29,296 hectares located in the Sierra Madre mountains of southwestern Chihuahua State. Kimber Resources Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
- [By Louis]Exploration-stage gold and silver company Kimber Resources Inc. (KBX) has gained 26% year to date, and is up 58% in the past year. At $1.67, this penny stock is worth a close look for potential investors. The stock’s 52-week range is 60 cents to $2.17.
- [By Louis Navellier]Based in Canada, junior mineral resource company Kimber Resources Inc. (AMEX: KBX) engages in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral resource properties, primarily gold and silver deposits in Mexico. Currently, this exploration-stage company is trading on the higher end of its 52-week range of 60 cents to $2.17. Even after pulling back over the last few days, this penny stock is up almost 17% year to date, and 59% in the past 12 months. If you’re looking to add a penny stock to your portfolio, this little mining stock has the ability to bring quick gains your way.
Best Stocks To Buy For 2014: Preformed Line Products Company(PLPC)
Preformed Line Products Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures products and systems used in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground networks for the energy, telecommunication, cable operators, and information industries worldwide. The company offers formed wire and related hardware products to support, protect, terminate, and secure power conductor and communication cables and to control cable dynamics. These products also include hardware for supporting and protecting transmission conductors, spacers, spacer-dampers, stockbridge dampers, corona suppression devices, and various compression fittings for dead-end applications. It also provides protective closures, which include splice cases to protect fixed line communication networks, such as copper cable or fiber optic cable from moisture, environmental hazards, and other potential contaminants. In addition, the company offers data communication cabinets that are used in high -speed data systems to hold and protect electronic equipment; plastic products, including guy markers, tree guards, fiber optic cable markers, and pedestal markers to identify power conductors, communication cables, and guy wires; and other products, such as hardware assemblies, pole line hardware, resale products, underground connectors, solar hardware systems, and urethane products, which are used by energy, renewable energy, communications, cable, and special industries. Its customers include public and private energy utilities, communication companies, cable operators, financial institutions, governmental agencies, contractors and subcontractors, distributors, and value-added resellers. The company markets its products through direct sales force and manufacturing representatives. Preformed Line Products Company was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Mayfield Village, Ohio.
Best Stocks To Buy For 2014: Stanfield Funds Management Limited(SFN.AX)
Stanfield Funds Management Limited operates as a fund management and investment company. It involves in diversified investment and asset management. The company was formerly known as Celtex Limited and changed its name to Stanfield Funds Management Limited in 2010. Stanfield Funds Management Limited was founded in 1972 and is based in Albert Park, Australia.
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