Back in the 1980s, stock picking gurus such as Peter Lynch at Fidelity offered small investors a strikingly simple mantra: "Invest in what you know."
The idea was intuitive and highly attractive for a number of reasons. Essentially, if you noticed a small coffee chain with a line out the door, you bought that stock. If you worked in the aerospace industry, all the more reason to buy stock in your own firm.
jim cramer stock picks: Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte S.A.B. de C.V(OMAB)
- [By Paul R. La Monica]
It even owns shares of several airport stocks — including Mexico’s Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMAB) and Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASR).
jim cramer stock picks: Allot Communications Ltd.(ALLT)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Telecommunications services shares gained around 0.98 percent in trading on Thursday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Telefonica S.A. (ADR) (NYSE: TEF), and Allot Communications Ltd (NASDAQ: ALLT).
jim cramer stock picks: Omnicom Group Inc.(OMC)
- [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]
We reprise five of last year’s components: Boeing (BA), CVS Health (CVS), International Business Machines (IBM), Omnicom Group (OMC) and Texas Instruments (TXN), which means they obviously are buys.
jim cramer stock picks: Euronet Worldwide Inc.(EEFT)
- [By Peter Graham]
Small cap Blackhawk Network Holdingshas largely moved sidewaysafter its IPO spinoff from Safeway (NYSE: SWY) whilepotential peer of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: GDOT) has underperformed and Euronet Worldwide, Inc (NASDAQ: EEFT) has outperformed:
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Western Union (WU) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after MoneyGram International (MGI) received a bid from Euronet Worldwide (EEFT).
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Shares of Western Union gained 3.5% to $20.27 today, while the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to 2,365.45.MoneyGram International surged 25% to $15.77, while Euronet Worldwide advanced 0.3% to $83.22.
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of Green Dot Corporation back in positive territory after having drifted lower while potential payments peer mid capEuronet Worldwide, Inc (NASDAQ: EEFT) has continued to be an outperformer and small capBlackhawk Network Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: HAWK)is drifting higher:
jim cramer stock picks: Kronos Worldwide Inc(KRO)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: KRO) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.13 per share on revenue of $308.50 million.
Energen Corporation (NYSE: EGN) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.67 per share on revenue of $122.91 million.
jim cramer stock picks: Talisman Energy Inc.(TLM)
- [By Jayson Derrick]
On the other hand, the analysts are Underweight on Eni SpA (ADR) (NYSE: E), Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc (USA) (NYSE: TLM) and OMV AG given their asset bases, which offer an inferior risk to reward profile and limited differentiation in cost reductions.